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All articles by Paul Wells

Paul is the editor-in-chief of Unio cum Christo (www.uniocc.com) and lives in Liverpool.

Historical

October 2017
Articles > Historical

The Reformation in Europe

It is difficult today to grasp the psychic trauma caused by the Reformation in sixteenth century Europe. As well as a religious renewal, it had profound historical, social and cultural effects. The Reformation’s benefits are largely ignored by our contemporaries, who are mesmerised by ‘latest is best’ ideology and technical progress, invariably traced back…

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Article

February 2017
France

Evangelicalism in France

Protestantism is a very marginal minority in France, numerically less than 2 per cent of the total population. France Mission estimates there are 1,700,000 Protestants in France and 600,000 evangelicals. The first figure seems generous. People can say they are Protestants just because they are not Catholics. They sympathise with the Protestant minority because…

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News

January 2017
News > Youth Features

Commandments anyone?

We finished the article in ET, November 2016, by saying that humanism today claims to be neutral, but really makes man a god, sometimes by making laws that are against God’s law. The ultimate choice for churches and for human beings in the way they live (whether they are believers or not) is between…

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News

November 2016
News > Youth Features

Commandments anyone?

People today have all kinds of problems with authority and the idea of commandments. Nobody really likes being told what to do. They think it childish. In the case of God’s commandments, people imagine a tyrant laying down the law, wanting to take away human freedom and pleasure in life. Law is bad, freedom…

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News

November 2014
News

40th anniversary at Aix

The John Calvin Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, France, celebrated its 40th anniversary in September. The weekend was marked by several events. An open lecture with discussion on the theme of the future of the Reformed faith was given by guest speaker Gerald Bray from Cambridge and by Paul Wells. This was followed by the official…

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Article

October 2014
Articles > Guest column

Doctrine and mind-renewal

Countries are not Christian; only people are, and they become Christian by believing biblical truth through the work of the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul makes mind-renewal the lynch-pin for Christian living: ‘Do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Romans 12:2). The new birth brings…

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Article

September 2014
Articles > Guest column

Doctrine-building

Evangelical churches would do well to upgrade their thinking about and use of biblical doctrines. How is doctrine-building possible? I think of it as something like making a Lego model, fitting the bits together when reading Scripture or listening to biblical preaching. And the big thing is that, unlike merely human ideas, this brings…

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