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All articles by Matthew Vogan

Matthew is the Media Publications Manager for Reformation Scotland Trust, and has worked in this post since February 2015.

Event – Bibles for Africa

News

May 2017
News

Event – Bibles for Africa

A small group gathered in Fort William on the evening of Friday 31 March to hear about the work of the Trinitarian Bible Society in providing faithful and accurate translations of the Bible in the languages of Africa today. It was reported that good progress was being made in projects like Amharic and Shona…

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Review – The church’s ruling elders – George Hutton – Free Presbyterian Bookroom

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October 2007
Book

Review – The church’s ruling elders – George Hutton – Free Presbyterian Bookroom

 The church's ruling elders: their history,warrant and workGeorge HuttonFree Presbyterian Bookroom, 133 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow.152 pages; £7.00 This book is written for the ordinary church member and gives a most helpful overview of the office and functions of the ruling elder. Its brief chapters, straightforward style and consistent reference to Scripture helps in this aim.…

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John Eliot: Puritan Missionary to the Indians

Historical

August 2004
Articles > Historical

John Eliot: Puritan Missionary to the Indians

The Puritans were deeply committed to missionary endeavour. All the well-known Puritan and Covenanting ministers subscribed to a petition presented to parliament in 1641 'for the propagating of the gospel in America and the West Indies'. The best example of this spirit was to be found in New England. The Massachusetts Bay Company's Charter…

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Christ and his church

Article

February 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Christ and his church

MarriageIn ancient Jewish wedding custom, at least a year passed between betrothal and marriage, and during this time the bride got ready in her own home for the climactic day when the bridegroom would arrive to claim her. In the same way the gospel age - the interval between the first coming of Christ,…

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Christ and his church

Article

January 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Christ and his church

BetrothalIn biblical times, betrothal was an initiative taken by the man. The Rabbis spoke of it as 'man seeking in woman that which he had lost', namely, the rib or 'side' taken from Adam to form the woman. Quaint though this may seem, it is a picture. For Christ also came to seek and…

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Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ and his church

A bride from eternity We often speak of the glorious themes of Scripture, which recur and develop through the Old Testament and on into the New, as 'threads' in the fabric of the written Word of God. There is the scarlet thread of Christ's atoning sacrifice and the types and prophecies that point to…

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Article

March 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Talking Sense

Wisdom ‘shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee’ (Proverbs 4:9). Our lives are definitely the poorer — bankrupt in fact — for failing to profit from the treasures of God’s wisdom in the practicalities of our everyday lives. When we enter the ‘Palace…

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