All articles by Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox has served as pastor at Bethersden Baptist Church, Kent, since 2017, having previously worked in the social housing sector in Manchester. He is the Book Reviews editor for Evangelical Times.
Throughout the spring, Christians from the UK and beyond were tuning in to a series of online interviews each Sunday evening. Before They Leave the Stage featured retired pastors such as Alun McNabb, Ian Hamilton, Geoff Thomas, Bill Hughes, Philip Eveson, and Austin Walker, who were asked to impart some of the wisdom they’d…Read more
Coronavirus has changed church life dramatically. Services and activities have been reconfigured, moved online, or stopped altogether. And being creatures of habit, we could easily start to feel comfortable with this ‘new normal’, and continue with it unthinkingly, long after the pandemic is over. So we need to examine these changes in the light…Read more
In the last two columns I’ve tried to show that old age doesn’t mean the end of your Christian usefulness. Older saints are particularly well positioned to glorify God, through your trials and through your prayers. In this final instalment we’ll think about how you can do so through your legacy — and I’m…Read more
When you can’t be involved in Christian service as actively as you once were, you can find yourself standing on the sidelines of church life, feeling like a spare part. But the church is a body, with no dispensable members (1 Corinthians 12:12-25). There are important roles which only older believers can fulfil. In…Read more
Pastoring a largely elderly congregation has shown me how old age can bring new challenges for the Christian. When your physical and mental strength are waning you can feel frustrated and even depressed about not being able to serve the Saviour as actively as you did before. Take heart! You remain a soldier of…Read more
Around 50 Christian men and women gathered at London’s Barbican Centre on Saturday 21 April, their interest sparked by news of a new Reformed Baptist seminary in the USA. The purpose of this UK launch event, and of the subsequent events planned for Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles, was to raise awareness worldwide of…Read more