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All articles by Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a full-time elder of Grace Baptist Church, Broadstairs.

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April 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Gender confusion spreading – what can parents do?

Increasing numbers of young girls have been questioning their gender or seeking to change it. Once, those accessing NHS Gender Identity Development Service were mostly boys; now almost 75% are girls. Since 2017, 10,000 children have been referred to the clinic. A whistleblowing teacher reported that in one school 17 children were in the…

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March 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Christians debate vaccines’ abortion links

Ought Christians to have a Covid vaccine or not? A live and lively debate has been prompted, not by wild anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories, but by concerns over abortion. Serious minded evangelicals are on both sides of the debate. Some Christians hold that receiving the vaccine means being complicit in the genocide of the unborn.…

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February 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Christian medics speak out on transgender ideology

Medical professionals have warned about the damage transgender ideology is causing UK children in a recent video. In it, doctors and scientists give ‘a scientific and compassionate response’ to the transgender agenda. Copies have been sent to schools and MPs. Although the producers, Truth in Science, and the contributors are Christians, the arguments are…

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January 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Covid decisions: a dress rehearsal

Every church leader has a view on lockdown. Many hiring buildings have been spared a potentially divisive decision. Churches with buildings have had to decide whether and how to open. It seems that the way churches have been treated owes more to the powers that be viewing us as irrelevant than deliberate persecution. However,…

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October 2020
Articles > General

Concerns raised over online Aber conference

Many Christians, whether from Wales, England, or further afield, have happy memories of the Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW)’s Aber Conferences.  The move online this August – branded as ‘Aberlite’ – led some to enjoy the main sessions instead of their midweek meetings. The main speakers were Stephen Clark, Ian Parry, and Phil Swann. …

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Historical

September 2020
Articles > Historical

10 facts about the Pilgrim Fathers

This month – September – marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. In popular perceptions the ‘pilgrims’ are Puritans who left England in 1620 seeking religious freedom. But how well do we know them? 1. Many don’t class them as Puritans The Puritans aimed to complete the reformation of the Church…

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News

June 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral > News > Interviews

Interview with John MacArthur (part two)

This is the second part of a recent interview with John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in California. Each month millions around the world listen to his sermons through radio broadcasts or the Grace to You website. ET: Judgements regarding separation are tricky, for example when you associate or not. How much agreement…

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