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All articles by Mark Johnston

The author has ministered in Ireland, Camberwell and Philadelphia, USA, and is currently Minister of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff.
He is also a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

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July 2015
Articles > Guest column

The Lord’s Day and the day of the Lord

We have been exploring the Bible’s teaching on the Sabbath as the special day of rest God has given his people. We have seen how the church has largely forgotten it, in our day, but also why it needs to be rediscovered.  One of the reasons many Christians have abandoned the idea of such…

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June 2015
Articles > Guest column

Rest and restoration

A recurring error of evangelical Christianity is to dislocate itself from the evangel, the gospel. That is, despite its claim to be gospel- and grace-centred, it slips all too easily into being law-centred, and grace becomes the casualty.  To say this is in no way to imply that God’s law is not important or…

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May 2015
Articles > Guest column

The day the church forgot

The past 30 years have witnessed huge moral and spiritual changes, not just in the life of our nation but also of the church. Much of that change is a reflection of the cultural revolution that started to sweep through the Western world when the so-called Baby Boomers of the late 1940s and 1950s…

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Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned

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August 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned

Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned There is nothing more central to the gospel than the cross of Christ. But the cross does not stand in isolation. It only has saving significance in conjunction with three other events. The crucifixion is inextricably bound up with the resurrection, ascension and enthronement of Christ in his…

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Reviews – Francis Schaeffer: A mind and heart for God – Bruce A Little (Ed) P&R Publishing

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January 2011
Reviews > Book

Reviews – Francis Schaeffer: A mind and heart for God – Bruce A Little (Ed) P&R Publishing

Francis Schaeffer: A mind and heart for God Bruce A. Little (Ed.) P&R Publishing, 108 pages, £9, ISBN: 978-1-59638-161-2 It is sobering to see how quickly those who have contributed so much to life and culture in our world are nearly forgotten by the generation that succeeds them. It calls to mind the rather…

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Reviews – Raised with Christ – Adrian Warnock – Crossway

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September 2010
Book

Reviews – Raised with Christ – Adrian Warnock – Crossway

Raised with Christ   Adrian Warnock Crossway 271 pages, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-4335-0716-8   This is one of those books that addresses something that is blindingly obvious in the Bible, but which has been persistently overlooked in the church. The book's subtitle (drawn from a Tim Keller quote) says it all - 'How the resurrection…

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Book Review – This little church had none – Gary E. Gilley – EP Books

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May 2010
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Book Review – This little church had none – Gary E. Gilley – EP Books

This little church had none   Gary E. Gilley with Jay Wegter EP Books; 236 pages; £9.33; ISBN: 978-085234-708-9   In this, the third in his series of 'This little church...' books, Gary Gilley considers 'a church in search of truth'. He does so in the context of the swirling cross-currents of belief and…

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