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All articles by Jeremy Walker

Jeremy is the pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley

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October 2021
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Am I too traditionalist in my response to modern hymns at my daughter’s church, or missing out on something accessible?

Let’s not confuse the question of antiquity versus novelty (the old as opposed to the new) with the basic question of quality and the related question of accessibility (is it any good and do we understand it?). Assuming that we will sing hymns and not only psalms, every hymn (and every psalm, for that…

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September 2021
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Crunch points – My son says now he’s a teenager he shouldn’t have to come to church. What shall I do?

We all value biblical advice from our elders, the first ones to whom we turn for counsel. Jeremy Walker outlines the kind of answer he might give to a question received at the chapel door. My son says now he’s a teenager he shouldn’t have to come to church. What shall I do? (The…

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December 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Word became flesh

Have you ever looked out of an aircraft and considered the reality of powered flight? There is something spectacular about what is taking place, and yet – when we understand the principle – there is a profound simplicity that underpins that reality. The Gospel of John is similar: it carries us away from the…

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May 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The scattered church: Can we really gather for worship online?

Across the globe, places of worship have been asked to close. Governments have no authority to forbid churches to gather. In the UK, the Conventicle Act of 1664 forbade such gatherings. Preachers like Bunyan preferred to stay in prison rather than not preach to gatherings lawful in God’s eyes but unlawful in the eyes…

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September 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hidden in the heart

We are repeatedly warned that modern technology is changing the way we think, the way we remember. Tech gurus tell us that no longer do we remember information, we remember where to find it. So, for example, rather than remembering the kings and queens of England, we remember the webpage (or kind of webpage,…

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March 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Revisiting the New Calvinism

This article is a somewhat reluctant and brief follow-up to my short book, The New Calvinism considered: a personal and pastoral assessment (EP Books). The request to write it arose out of the departure of Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill in Seattle, and how Reformed evangelicals might or should respond to this event.

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October 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

United to Christ

The apostle Paul often labours to explain and apply the consequences of a Christian’s identification with Christ in his death and resurrection. In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul makes clear that he no longer thinks of Christ as the world does, but as he is in truth: glorified, exalted, triumphant, reigning, saving with power. It…

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