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All articles by Roger Hitchings

Since his retirement from full-time pastoral ministry, Roger Hitchings has pursued an itinerant ministry.
He also regularly speaks and writes on old age and dementia. He is chair of the Reformation and Revival Fellowship.

Article

December 2014
Evangelistic

Learning from Simeon and Anna

Among the delightful aspects of the story of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, there is this incident involving Simeon and Anna, two elderly people in the Temple (Luke 2:22-38). They were part of a group of people earnestly waiting the coming of the Messiah — the One who God had promised would…

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Article

July 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

Why we need reformation now

‘When Paul faced the issue of how the faith was to be continued after his death, he offered two basic proposals in the pastoral epistles: the church needed a form of sound words and it needed a structure’ (Carl Trueman, ‘The evangelical dilemma’; Place for truth website). It may be observed that these two…

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Article

December 2013
Evangelistic

Why Jesus came

Most people I talk to accept that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and made an impact on the world by his teaching, but that’s about it; and others have done the same sort of thing — so Christmas is a nice story for children, but has nothing to do with them as adults. But…

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Article

November 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Caring for the elderly

Caring for the elderly When Jesus hung on the cross, he faced incredible pressures. The burden of sin weighed heavily on his holy soul; physical agony racked his body; and the cruel abuses of men and attacks of hell distressed his mind and soul. In the middle of all this, he thought about his…

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Full of sap in old age

Article

August 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Full of sap in old age

Full of sap in old age There are all sorts of different views about growing old, and most of them are pessimistic. That is understandable, because old age generally brings physical and intellectual decline in many different forms, and limitations and losses that permeate the whole of life. In a fallen world this is…

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Three men on a hill

News

May 2011
News

Three men on a hill

ET COMMENT Three men on a hill The situation was not good. The children of Israel had just crossed the Red Sea and were on their way to Mount Sinai. They were still new to the idea of being free from captivity and being a nation in their own right.     Excitement and fear,…

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News – Ordination at East Leake

News

January 2011
News

News – Ordination at East Leake

Ordination at East LeakeSumming up the ordination of Paul Brunning at East Leake Evangelical Church, the church said, 'Throughout, we have had the wonderful sense of God's mighty, yet gracious, hand at work. The Lord has given us his joy and spiritual anticipation for the future as we come to this day. May all…

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