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All articles by Mike Judge

Mike Judge. Editor of Evangelical Times, and pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester.

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September 2021
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Why I’m not a ‘conservative’ evangelical, and nor should you be

I’m a Calvinist, a Cessationist, and a Creationist. I hold to the five solas of the Reformation. I subscribe to the doctrines of grace. I proclaim the exclusivity of Christ for salvation. I defend the independence of local churches. I’m pro-life and pro-marriage. I’m a complementarian. By any stretch, people would define me as…

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September 2021
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Churches won’t be mandated to have vaccine passports

PHOTO: [Faith minister, Lord Greenhalgh. CREDIT: Parliament TV]Vaccine passports won’t be a condition of entry to places of worship in England, the government’s faith minister has said. Lord Greenhalgh was responding to concerns that venues, including churches, would need to check if visitors had been vaccinated. The concerns arose after a statement in Parliament…

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July 2021
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Scottish teaching union promotes play featuring a transgender Jesus

A teaching union in Scotland is set to promoted a play featuring a transgender Jesus in order to ‘celebrate’ LGBT pride at the end of the school year. ‘The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven’ is written by Jo Clifford, a man who identifies as a woman. Excerpts from the play are set…

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June 2021
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Blessed are those who are persecuted

Sometimes a series of events come together at the same time to shine a light on a serious problem. A chaplain fired and accused of being a terrorist, a street preacher unceremoniously arrested, and a consultation on whether aspects of preaching, praying, and pastoral counselling should be illegal. The common theme? Daring to stand…

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May 2021
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Vaccine passports Indications that the government might extend social distancing measures beyond 21 June and introduce vaccine passports for churches are deeply worrying. While no firm proposals have yet come forward, we have seen the government shift the goalposts many times before. Confidence in what they say has been eroded. We all acknowledge the…

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April 2021
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Court hears case against the forced lockdown of Scottish churches

A legal action brought by a group of 27 church leaders arguing against the forced closure of places of worship has been heard by the Court of Session. The group claims that Scottish government ministers acted outwith their powers when ordering the closure of churches under emergency legislation. Gathered church worship has been banned…

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April 2021
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Improved but still dangerous, Scottish hate crimes bill passed by Holyrood

Scotland’s controversial new hate crimes bill has been passed by a majority of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. Free speech campaigners say although the bill has been improved, it still presents a real danger to freedom of expression. When the bill was first introduced, atheists said they would use the new laws to ban…

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