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All articles by Owen Batstone

Owen is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Ogmore Vale, Wales

Article

October 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Personal view: What we wear for public meetings

I’m a leader of a church. Last Sunday I wore a suit and tie. The Sunday before that I wore cords and cardigan. I often change what I wear, because I think the Bible teaches that Christians should dress a bit for God, but mainly out of concern for people. And having a range…

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Pure fellowship (2)

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April 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pure fellowship (2)

  Our churches must shine with the light of pure fellowship. We must have something real, living and satisfying to give others; otherwise what is the point of being the church? If we’re not going to be light to the lost, then let’s shut the doors; perhaps some churches should have closed years ago!…

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Pure fellowship (1)

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March 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pure fellowship (1)

Pure fellowship (1) The apostle Paul was ever building fellowship in the churches and showing Christians how best to maintain unity. And why was he so set on united churches? I think he had the prayer of his Lord in mind: ‘And the glory which you gave me, I have given them, that they…

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Living half a life?

News

November 2011
News > Youth Features

Living half a life?

Youth Feature Living half a life? I recently heard a lady sing about losing her lover. How does she cope? She answers that she’s ‘learnt to live half a life’. Unfortunately, that phrase is an insightful summary of the spiritual condition of many Christians. A lot of us feel spiritually empty. We exist rather…

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