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William Mackenzie is a founder of Christian Focus Publications in Scotland, and chairman of Evangelicals Now. He is husband to Carine — they have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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November 2019
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Stornoway pulpit filled after 7-year gap

On Thursday, 29th August at 72 Keith Street, Stornoway (on the Isle of Lewis), a 7-year pulpit vacancy was filled when Rev Jonathan Baxter was ordained and inducted to the local congregation which includes a preaching station in the Isle of Harris. While studying for a degree in aeronautical engineering, Jonathan began to feel…

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Some danger signs

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November 2016
Articles > Guest column

Some danger signs

A Yale professor said, ‘A void has opened in the heart of western Christianity. Where the cross once stood, there is now a vacuum’. Cross Did you hear Christ and the cross exalted last Sunday in public worship? If not, the preacher needs to examine what his duty is. Paul said, ‘For I decided…

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October 2016
Articles > Guest column

The printed word

A woman went to her local Christian bookshop and purchased a copy of a book called Ten girls who changed the world. She bought this book for her nine-year-old daughter. When the girl finished the book, she said, ‘I think God is calling me to be a missionary, but I don’t need to wait…

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September 2016
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The hunger for significance

Richard Gere, in a recent film, plays the part of a homeless man who has this line: ‘I’m nobody; I don’t exist’. Andrew Carnegie was asked how much money it took to make a man happy. His answer was, ‘A little more’. The relentless hunger for significance in the human heart cannot be satisfied…

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July 2016
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Induction – Skye

Rev. Ross Macaskill was inducted to the Associated Presbyterian Church congregation of Skye and Harris on 29 April. Rev. John Davidson, Dundee, preached from Colossians 2. During his sermon, he highlighted the mystery, knowledge and treasure to be enjoyed in the gospel. Later, Dr John C. A. Ferguson addressed the newly inducted pastor from…

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April 2016
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Induction – Dens Road Church, Dundee

Between 70 and 80 people attended the induction of Rev. John Davidson in Dens Road Church, Dundee (APC). Mr Davidson is from the island of Lewis and has now moved to Dundee, following his graduation at Highland Theological College. Rev. Donald Macaskill is due to retire in May and hopes to move to Inverness.…

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