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All articles by Paul Mackrell

Paul Mackrell grew up in Hampshire but now lives in West Sussex with his wife, Sue, who comes from Liverpool.

‘We have a problem!’

Article

February 2013
Evangelistic

‘We have a problem!’

‘We have a problem!’ Hurried jottings are usually worthless. But, in December 2011, a little notebook fetched nearly £250,000 in an auction in Dallas. Jim Lovell, now aged 84, is famous enough in his own way, but that was not the reason for the exorbitant price. It was where he was when he scribbled…

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Silent night- the darkness of Christmas

Article

December 2009
Evangelistic

Silent night- the darkness of Christmas

Silent night- the darkness of Christmas Was Jesus born on December 25? It is just possible of course, but overall highly doubtful. Actually it doesn't matter. What matters is that the Son of God did come to earth and did come as a human baby. The precise date of his birth is not important, although the…

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The 1857 Day of Humiliation – Spurgeon’s sermons

Historical

June 2009
Articles > Historical

The 1857 Day of Humiliation – Spurgeon’s sermons

  The 1857 Day of Humiliation   The 1857 Day of Humiliation — Spurgeon’s sermons   The Great Exhibition of 1851 saw Victorian Britain at the pinnacle of self-confidence. The brain-child of Albert, the Prince Consort, it proved a stunning success. Six million people flocked to see the accumulated wonders of British technology and…

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The 1857 Day of Humiliation

Historical

May 2009
Articles > Historical

The 1857 Day of Humiliation

  The 1857 Day of Humiliation — Spurgeon’s sermons   The 1857 Day of Humiliation   When a crisis hits a nation there are a number of things its monarch or government can do. One is to call for a day of prayer to seek the Lord. Of course, any British politician making such…

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The State of the Union

Historical

May 2007
Articles > Historical

The State of the Union

On 1 May 2007 Great Britain is 300 years old. In the Act of Union of 1707, Scotland and England agreed to sink their bitter, age-old rivalries 'and forever after be United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain'.Much of the Act was mundane and obvious - a single coinage, common taxes and…

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Historical

November 2005
Articles > Historical

The Gunpowder Plot

If 1066 is the year every Briton remembers, 5 November is the best-known date. Whoever invented the little rhyme, 'Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot', can rest easy. It seems highly unlikely that the day will ever be forgotten, even if few of us could give the year (it was…

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News

April 1995
News

The National Trust: a religion of heritage?

This year marks the centenary of the National Trust for England and Wales. Begun in 1895 with 100 members and 5 acres of land, it now has over 2,000,000 acres of some of the most breathtaking and beautiful countryside in the land. It has become the foremost charity in the country. Recently, Sir Roy…

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