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All articles by William McKeown

The author is a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church Ireland. He had three charges over the years of his ministry
in country, town and city. In 2015, he completed a study manual on the Westminster Confession of Faith entitled Firm Foundations.



February 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Non-negotiables in gospel ministry

In an era with a torrent of books about ‘ministry’, we need to remind ourselves what a gospel minister’s core values should be. They are prayer, preparation, proclamation, pastoring and purpose. One of the phrases used in the New Testament to describe a minister is ‘man of God’ (1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:17).…

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December 1997
Articles > Historical

The conversion of John Cennick

John Cennick is one of the lesser-known figures of the eighteenth-century Awakening. He was born on 12 December 1718, at Reading. His parents were attached to the Anglican Church. His mother instructed him in the faith and ensured he was regular at church. He says she 'would not suffer me to play on the…

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