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All articles by Paul Yeulett

Paul was born in Cambridgeshire and studied maths at university in Newcastle, where he became a Christian in his second year.
Sensing a call to the ministry, Paul first taught for a number of years at a Christian school in Gateshead before moving to Shrewsbury
Evangelical Church, where he became minister in 2007. In September 2014 Paul was inducted as Minister at Grove Chapel.

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November 2021
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The state of the nation

I am not sure whether anyone is sufficiently qualified to make accurate and diagnostic comments on ‘The State of the Nation’, but this is my own take on the subject, reflecting on what has happened in the past eighteen months. Comparing the Covid pandemic to either of the two world wars is a pretty…

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June 2021
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Cry Freedom! – Part 3

Children, teenagers, young people – they look forward to being free. Of course they do and of course they should; this is one of the healthiest and most natural things in the world. The idea of breaking loose from parental control, to be able to go where I want, when I want, with whomever…

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May 2021
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Cry Freedom! – Part 2

God’s freedom, we saw last month, means that he does not need to seek the permission of any other being to act as he chooses. And because God is free, God loves freedom and he desires that his creatures should be free. The defining narrative of the people of Israel in the Old Testament…

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April 2021
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Cry Freedom! – Part 1

Revolutionaries in America and France proclaimed it; ‘freedom fighters’ like Che Guevara became iconic pin-ups; George Michael and Freddie Mercury sang about it; and the 1987 Richard Attenborough film Cry Freedom, following the life of Steve Biko in apartheid-era South Africa, won many prestigious awards. Is ‘freedom’ a good thing? You bet! Like the…

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February 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

‘Hands, Face, Space’ – for how long?

Let’s imagine we could jump into a time machine and fast-forward to, say, Christmas 2045. Here are two scenarios we could envisage. Spot the differences! Scenario 1 – Seven-year-old girl looking at photos from the summer of 2019 says ‘Mum, I don’t believe it! Why are all these people sitting together and not wearing…

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August 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Who has ultimate authority over the church? A debate we need to have

Covid-19 is more than the outbreak of a virus, more than a public health crisis, more even than a global pandemic. Its effects extend far beyond the realms of medicine; it has come and shaken the whole world radically, perhaps like nothing has since 1945. Covid-19 is a powerful catalyst which has accelerated momentous…

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October 2019
Articles > Historical

200 years of Grove Chapel

This year marks the bicentenary of Grove Chapel in Camberwell, an historic independent and non-conformist congregation in which, by God’s grace, the gospel has been faithfully preached throughout its history. It all began with the conversion of a young man from Hertfordshire called Joseph Irons (1785-1852), who very soon experienced a desire to preach…

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