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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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March 1998
Articles > Cults and other religions

Alpha courses and Catholicism

Among the various churches recommended by the Daily Telegraph for Christmas worship last December was a parish church in West London called Holy Trinity, Brompton. The vicar of this ‘thriving Anglican evangelical church’, wrote the concerned reporter, is ‘the Rev. Sandy Millar, a pioneer of the Alpha courses ... and a persuasive preacher who…

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January 1998
Articles > Historical

The sermon of the plough

450 years ago, on 18 January 1548, Hugh Latimer preached a notable sermon. It was a clarion call for action from England's bishops and clergy. Standing in the shelter of 'the Shrouds' at St Paul's in London, he uttered an impassioned plea to the nation's prelates to devote themselves to the true work of…

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December 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ the first-fruits

First-fruits of birth Jesus Christ fulfilled the law of Moses throughout his life. He said, 'Think not that I am come to destroy the law ... but to fulfill [it]' (Matthew 5:17). Under Mosaic law the Israelite worshipper was to give God the first-fruits of his fields: 'And now, behold, I have brought the…

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September 1997
Reviews > Book

Billy Graham:’Just as I am’

Born in 1918, and now almost eighty years old, Billy Graham straddles the century. He has been described as a twentieth-century phenomenon. Billy Graham is the product of Bob Jones University, Florida Bible Institute and then Wheaton College, Illinois. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist pastor and soon after became the first ‘evangelist’…

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August 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Don’t be like Judas!

There is poignancy in Jesus' words in John 15: 1,2,5: 'I am the true vine ... Every branch that beareth not fruit he taketh away ... He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.' Under the Holy Spirit's illumination (John 14:26; John 13:27-30), the disciples would later…

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June 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Messages in stone

The sight of the stone tablets being hurled to the ground and broken, and the spectacle of Moses, the meek man of God, behaving with fury must have shocked even the wayward Israelites (Exodus 32). Their debauchery had come to an end with the return of Moses to the Israelite camp. During his long…

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December 1996
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

How not to commemorate the martyrs!

In the town of Lewes every year, on 5 November, there is an unusual custom. Hundreds of people process through the town for several hours from 5.30pm, many carrying burning torches and arrayed in fancy dress or other regalia such as horned head masks. Seven bonfire societies light up their own bonfire and fireworks…

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