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All articles by William Wade

William Wade was an Army Scripture Reader, with SASRA, in Colchester. On 2 April 2017, Crossroads International Church formally inducted
ASR William Wade, previously of the 16 Air Assault Brigade, as lead pastor.
Rev. William Wade, who has been working with the Soldiers and Airman Scripture Readers’ Association (SASRA), began as lead pastor in May.
More than 400 people were gathered at the church in the Hague, Netherlands, for the induction and welcoming of Mr Wade and his family.

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January 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jonah for today’s church (4)

In our three previous articles on the book of Jonah, we have seen God sometimes uses even negative circumstances to grab our attention to his calling of us. We have also seen that God is the God of resurrection and restoration, graciously bringing his Word to us, if necessary, a ‘second time’. In this…

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November 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jonah for today’s church (3)

Mercy is a quality rarely seen in the world today. Instead, we see a competitive spirit, a ‘get all you can, while you can’ attitude. Thankfully, when we look at the God of the Bible, we see mercy. ‘Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go to…

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Jonah for today’s church (2)

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October 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jonah for today’s church (2)

‘Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and he answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice’ (Jonah 2:1-2). Prayer is a sacred act. It is not meant to be a…

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Jonah for today’s church (1)

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September 2016
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Jonah for today’s church (1)

I once heard a prominent British preacher say the book of Jonah might well be the most underrated book in all of Scripture. Having just taken a Bible study group through this little book, and having also taken a local church through it in recent years, I agree with that statement. The book of…

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January 2016
Evangelistic

The gift of ‘now’

I recently attended a service in a local church which had, in times past, been a regular preaching house for the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It was attended by only a handful of people and I could not help wondering what the mighty Spurgeon would have felt, considering that in his day it would…

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January 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Maintaining the foolish practice – preaching as evangelism in the 21st century

It was to a church, struggling with theological and ecclesiological tensions, that Paul first described the practice of preaching as ‘foolishness’ (1 Corinthians 1:20-2:16). He called preaching ‘foolish’, because Greek philosophy was at that time communicated through a self-conscious form of oratory and public discourse. Surely, if the mysteries of the divine and the…

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February 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Fresh expressions – engaging with context or theological liberalism rebranded?

With continuing claims of declining attendance in churches across the UK, it is commendable that some within the church are not only saddened by these statistics, but also moved to respond to them. One such movement is ‘Fresh Expressions’ (www.freshexpressions.org.uk). This movement is largely maintained and championed by Bishop Graham Cray, and came out…

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