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All articles by Roger Fay

Roger Fay was editor of Evangelical Times from 2007 until the end of 2018. He is a director of Evangelical Press Missionary Trust (Russian and French) and an elder of Zion Evangelical Baptist Church, Ripon

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November 2020
Articles > Historical

250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s death

During the 250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s birth (1714), Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones described Whitefield as the ‘greatest evangelist England has ever produced’, but also as the ‘most neglected man in church history’. Were ‘the Doctor’ with us today, would he think Whitefield as neglected on the 250th anniversary of his death (30 September 1770)?…

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July 2020
News > Conferences

‘Pursuing peace’ at Dewsbury conference

In March, 120 men and women met at Dewsbury Evangelical Church for a lively, interesting conference on ‘Pursuing peace in all your relationships’. The speaker was Dr Robert D. Jones, professor of biblical counselling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Many attendees hold positions of responsibility in evangelical churches across northern England.…

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March 2020
News > Media

Pastor Stephen Bignall steps down as ET letters editor

This month we say a fond farewell to Stephen Bignall from his role as ET’s letters editor. This task will be continued by John Tredgett (Carlisle). Steve Bignall emigrated with his wife and children to the UK from Australia in 1997. He studied at London Theological Seminary, while worshipping at Campus Church, Welwyn Garden…

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March 2020
News > Conferences

Westminster Conference explores ‘The Puritan Experiment’

The recent Westminster Conference — mainly devoted to the study of historical theology, with special reference to the Puritan era and lessons for today — met, as usual, in the convenient and comfortable Salvation Army’s Regent Hall in Oxford Street, London. About 100 men and women were present for each of the six sessions.…

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July 2018
Articles > Historical

Patrick Hamilton: first Scottish martyr of the Reformation (2)

The trial of Patrick Hamilton for ‘heresy’ took place in St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland on 29 February 1528. For an eye-witness description of the occasion, we are indebted to one Alexander Alane (Alesius) (1500-1565). Alane had previously spoken out against Lutheran teaching and consequently been sent by Archbishop Beaton to convince Hamilton of his…

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June 2018
Articles > Historical

Patrick Hamilton: first Scottish Reformation martyr (1)

St Andrews in Scotland is today famous for its golf course and the magnificent beach that featured in the film Chariots of Fire. Its university is famous as the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton met. In the sixteenth century, St Andrews was the seat of power for the Catholic church in Scotland…

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September 2017
Articles > Historical

John Wesley and music

It comes as almost a shock to read in John Wesley’s Journal that this earnest minister was not above very occasionally attending a concert or, rather more often, looking over large estates of the kind you find in today’s National Trust. Clearly, Wesley not only regarded all the world as his parish, but saw…

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