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All articles by Gary Brady

Gary is pastor of Childs Hill Baptist Church, London.

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April 2019
News > Church news > Induction

Magherafelt Reformed Baptist Church induction

Magherafelt is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is largely made up of Roman Catholics but has a significant Protestant community. Some 22 years ago, a Reformed Baptist Church was formed in the town. They now have an attractive building and a committed membership, eager to serve the Lord in their community. Over the years, retaining a pastor has proved difficult and the church has often relied on the oversight of other local churches. Initially, these were Baptist churches in America but more recently Maidenbower Baptist Church, Crawley (conveniently situated near Gatwick airport) provided assistance. In September 2018, the church were able...

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March 2019
News > Conferences

Carey Conference 2019

Some would consider early January an inopportune time for a conference, but for many years good numbers of attendees have arrived at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanick for 48 hours of teaching and fellowship. This year, the main subject was the Trinity. It was good to have Dr Robert Letham with us again to faithfully guide us over this terrain. His three sessions on the topic were supplemented by other papers from Jonathan Worsley (worship), David Campbell (holiness), Robert Strivens (Synod of Dort), Henry Dixon (prayer in the Spirit) and Jonathan Bayes (zeal for God’s glory). Most of the hundred or so men present...

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Event – Dr Lloyd-Jones Memorial Lecture, 2015

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January 2016
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Event – Dr Lloyd-Jones Memorial Lecture, 2015

Bruce Lee, the late martial arts film star, is not a name you normally associate with Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones,LTS, or Scripture. Nevertheless, it was with a quotation from him that Dr Iain Duguid began his lecture, on 6 October, at London Theological Seminary (LTS). He quoted: ‘Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable’. Asserting that this description aptly summarises the relationship depicted in the Song of Songs, Dr Duguid, professor of...

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May 2014
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Noah?

Paramount Pictures Directed by Darren Aronovsky Starring Russell Crowe Cert. 12A   One of my pet hates is the dinky sort of ‘Noah’s ark’ you see in toy shops and children’s books. The ark in Paramount Pictures’ film Noah is nothing like that. It is a hulking great thing, and when the animals come into it and it floats on the surface of the water in a worldwide flood, it is a great sight to behold.   However, that is probably the best that can be said for a film that most Christians will be very disappointed with. The fact that I need to use the...

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November 2013
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Reading C. S. Lewis

Back in my salad days when I was green in judgement, some 20 or more years ago, I remember telling a congregation, by way of application, not to bother to read anything by C. S. Lewis. I did not say he was of the devil or not a Christian, as some would maintain, but I thought there were better things to read. I remember a young man challenging this statement, which I defended then but would now want to nuance quite a bit. Like all generalisations, including this one, it was inaccurate. But what prompted such a swingeing generalisation? I had read some C. S....

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October 2013
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Geoff Thomas festschrift

This month, Dr Geoff Thomas, pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, for the last 48 years, turns 75.     He was ambushed during August’s Evangelical Movement of Wales annual conference in Aberystwyth, when he was presented with a book of essays that is to be published on 15 October to celebrate his long and influential ministry.     Clearly moved by the gesture, he uncharacteristically had to admit that he was ‘lost for words’. The conference setting seemed appropriate, as Geoff is such a good friend to it. Many present had begun their week listening to him preach his annual mini-series down the hill in...

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July 2013
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Madagascan pastor dies

On 29 May the funeral took place in Madagascar of Ravaka Rajo, a Baptist pastor and college principal, and father of two young children.       Ravaka was hit by a motorcycle near his home and suffered a head injury. He was taken to hospital, but doctors were unable to help him. He was in a coma and died the next day.       His wife had originally worked at a Christian hospital in Madagascar. They later came to London and Ravaka trained at the London Theological Seminary and began studies in the John Owen Centre.       Ravaka was a gentle and intelligent man of God, with...

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