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May 2001
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The Christian worldview

Maurice: I am glad to meet you, Paul. I would like to know if your Christian worldview provides a satisfying ‘system’, one which enables you to bring all your experiences and knowledge into one consistent whole? In short, does the world make sense to you? Paul: Yes, I think the Christian worldview ‘covers the…

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April 2001
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The Communist worldview

Maurice. Thank you, Karl, for agreeing to discuss communism with me, although you must realise that as a Christian I would not agree with you on many points. Karl. Most of the early communists were brought up as Christians. Karl Marx was of Jewish descent but was brought up as an Evangelical Christian, and…

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February 2001
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Just for Catholics

I was brought up in a Catholic home and I am grateful that my parents taught me about God, his law and the judgement to come. However, they did not teach me the way of salvation. I heard the Evangelical message for the first time when I was 14 years old. Some Irish tourists…

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January 2001
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Hindu worldview

Maurice. I am glad to meet you Raj. As you know, we in the West have become very interested in eastern religions in recent years and I would be glad if you could give me an insight into your system of beliefs. Raj. I also am glad to meet with a Christian to discuss…

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September 2000
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Reformation in Missions

Some years ago my wife and I attended a church which had convictions about the Reformed faith. Just before Christmas we heard its children singing a well-known song in Sunday school — Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer! Clearly, a church may be reformed in doctrine but not in practice. This is especially true in…

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December 1998
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Forgotten children

Every morning around the world, 100 million children wake up with nowhere to call home except the streets of the world’s cities. They are the ‘Forgotten Children’. Can you remember how loving hands touched you as a child? The gentle stroking of a fevered brow; the careful bandaging after scrapes and bruises; the hand-in-hand…

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January 1998
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Luther and the Internet

If Luther were alive today, I believe he would be embracing the ‘Internet’ with characteristic zeal. The Internet is a sophisticated network of computers that enables its users to exchange files, images and even music via the world’s telephone network. It provides the means to communicate effectively with millions of people all over the…

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November 1995
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Whatever my lot

 Just after the Arab-Israeli war in 1967, I spent ten weeks in Jerusalem. One afternoon I was invited to have tea with Mrs. Bertha Spafford Vester, who had lived there all of her ninety one years. A fascinating woman, she was the fifth daughter of Horatio Spafford, who wrote, ‘It is well with my…

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