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All articles by Chris Hand

Chris Hand, the pastor, has been at Crich Baptist Church, since December 2000. Prior to that he had been the pastor
of a church in Lewisham, South London.

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June 2017
Articles > Youth Features

‘Safe spaces’ and how to escape from them

Now before you read this article, I’d better issue you with a warning. You see, I live in a carefully policed, ideological ‘safe space’. I am not able to tolerate the slightest difference of opinion that gets me upset’. If you disagree with what I say and write a letter to the editor or…

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July 2016
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

What do we really think?

On 13 April, Channel 4 took a deep breath, risked the inevitable charge of being ‘Islamophobic’ and aired on screen its study of UK Muslim attitudes, What British Muslims really think. The broadcaster’s choice of person to front the programme was Trevor Phillips, erstwhile Chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. He had…

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October 2015
Articles > Guest column

Looking forward

The world has changed a lot in 20 years. No. It has changed a lot in five years. Courtesy of ‘the father of lies’, it will keep on changing too. Social media will continue to be a big part of this. And besure that the law in the UK that brought ‘gay marriage’ on…

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September 2015
Articles > Guest column

Follow-my-leader?

Hopefully, the sales of Evangelical Times have not dipped calamitously since last month’s Guest Column! If you are still there, I want to pursue a couple of lines of inquiry.  Last month I described something of my journey to date. Since moving from the world of the Reformed Charismatic, I have been honoured to…

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August 2015
Articles > Guest column

Once upon a time!

I have a confession to make. There was a time in my Christian life when I did not read Evangelical Times!  I know this is a shocking admission. But please don’t turn the page in horror, or send a strongly worded letter to the editor. As you can see, things have changed. My ‘pre-enlightenment’…

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In God’s name

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July 2008
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In God’s name

In God's nameWere you watching ITV's Channel 4 on Monday 19 May at 8pm? If so, you would have seen Dispatches: In God's Name. Dispatches is the flagship documentary unit which specialises in tackling issues others prefer to ignore. Last year it highlighted the plight of Muslim converts in the UK. Earlier this year it…

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The cutting edge-An occasional series on doctrinal issues today

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July 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

The cutting edge-An occasional series on doctrinal issues today

The 'Word-faith' movementby Chris HandPicture this church. Wouldn't you like to be part of it? Its meetings draw huge numbers, with reports of conversions and amazing testimonies. Compelling speakers deliver word-perfect addresses liberally sprinkled with Bible quotations. Its statements of faith seem orthodox and evangelical, and there are vigorous programmes to help poor and…

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