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All articles by Jonathan Skinner

Jonathan is a British author, journalist, and Baptist minister. He is also a minister at Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath, England. He has worked for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.

From faith to fear – and back again

Article

January 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

From faith to fear – and back again

From faith to fear - and back againThe Christian life is a journey, but we sometimes stray from the Lord's side like foolish sheep wandering from the shepherd. Abram (Genesis 12:9 - 13:4) had been learning to walk with his Lord by faith. He had been called out of his previous life to new…

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Was Hitler an occultist?

Historical

November 2009
Articles > Historical

Was Hitler an occultist?

Was Hitler an occultist? Just over seventy years ago, Britain declared war on Nazi Germany. It was in reality a war against Adolf Hitler and those who fought alongside him in his programme of nakedly aggressive territorial expansion. Hitler was a rabid anti-Semite. He had made his extreme beliefs clear 15 years earlier in his infamous…

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Christmas in crisis

Article

December 2008
Evangelistic

Christmas in crisis

Christmas in crisis Jonathan Skinner asks, 'Do 21st century Britons need a religious festival? Do we need religion at all? Has Christmas passed its sell-by date?' Christmas is in crisis. Nostalgia has replaced nativity, materialism has smothered the manger and cocktails have upstaged carols. Religion has been airbrushed out of the British winter holiday. We have…

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The rise of Paganism

Article

August 2007
Cults and other religions

The rise of Paganism

The rise of Paganismby Jonathan SkinnerFrom teenager books on spells and magic to 'neutral' exercises like yoga and meditation, pagan practices are hitting mainstream.The religious and spiritual outlook of our generation is undergoing seismic shifts undreamt of a few decades ago.British people feel that the church has failed them and yet are becoming spiritually…

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How happy are you?  – Jonathan Skinner

Article

August 2006
Evangelistic

How happy are you? – Jonathan Skinner

British people are becoming miserable. Earlier this year the BBC published an opinion poll that shows that although we are three times richer than we were 50 years ago, we are also less happy.The opinion poll by GfK NOP for The happiness formula (a five-week series on BBC 2) indicated that extra wealth has…

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Children at the edge of unbelief

Article

February 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Children at the edge of unbelief

The greatest agony for the Christian parent is seeing their children walk away from the faith. The sense of helplessness and feelings of guilt are often overwhelming. As children mature into adults they pass along a dark and convoluted road where they struggle to find their own identity. Somewhere along this track many young…

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PC or BC? Political correctness strikes again

Article

January 2006
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

PC or BC? Political correctness strikes again

PC has been trying to stamp out BC. The infamously subversive 'Political Correctness' squad recently struck again. This time they were trying to confuse school children and undermine the foundations of our history. Like the Communists under Stalin, they were trying to rewrite history. With a pseudo-academic airbrush they were removing Christ from his…

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