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All articles by Stuart Fisher

Stuart is an elder at Hope Church in Ferndown. He is married to Liz and they have three grown up children and four grandchildren. Stuart works part-time as a primary school teacher and also as the teaching pastor at Hope Church.

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Historical

November 2018
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Robert Roberts Clynnog — the hunchback preacher (1762-1802)

Once on a preaching tour of Anglesey, Robert Roberts was in the town of Amlwch. His preaching was in full flow, gripping the congregation. The presence of God was very real. A pale-faced youth turned to his friend in awe and whispered, ‘Is he a man or an angel?’ His friend replied, ‘An angel,…

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August 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

The lost art of biblical meditation

When you mention the word ‘meditation’, people react in different ways. This is because, sadly, the term has become rather plastic, capable of meaning different things. For most it speaks of Eastern religion, relaxation techniques and New Ageism. For Christians there is a puzzling divide between a christianised form of Eastern meditation and true,…

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March 2014
Articles > Historical

Thomas Bilney – the forgotten Reformer

Just before his death in the flames, Hugh Latimer encouraged his fellow martyr Nicholas Ridley with these justly famous words: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out’.  Latimer was indeed…

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News – Hope Church, Ferndown

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October 2010
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News – Hope Church, Ferndown

Hope Church, Ferndown Six months ago, a group of 25 members from Moordown Baptist Church, Bournemouth, met for their first service as a church plant.     This was a step of faith, not knowing quite what might happen but confident that there was a work to do. What would be the reaction? Was it the right…

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Oliver Cromwell – ‘God’s Englishman’

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September 2008
Articles > Historical

Oliver Cromwell – ‘God’s Englishman’

Oliver Cromwell - 'God's Englishman'   Few men have the honour of being buried in Westminster Abbey. Even fewer have the distinction of being dug up three years later and their body hung up for public derision. Such was Oliver Cromwell who died 350 years ago this year.   In life as in death,…

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Historical

September 1999
Articles > Historical

Shine like Stars

An ageing, white-haired saint, stooped and slightly trembling, listened as his accusers challenged him to worship Caesar and deny his God. The old man gave this reply, ‘Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?’ He then prepared himself…

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January 1999
Articles > Historical

History is bunk… Is it?

The great motor man, Henry Ford, is believed to have once declared that 'history is bunk'. The remark was probably not intended to be taken seriously, but its significance lies in the fact that it is so often quoted. Perhaps it underlies a certain cynicism we have towards the subject. For many, the word…

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