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Guest Column – Should we abandon the substance of the Trinity?

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April 2010
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Guest Column – Should we abandon the substance of the Trinity?

Should we abandon the substance of the Trinity?Guest ColumnGarry Williams, MA, MSt, PhD Last month's article laid out the basic facts of the doctrine of the Trinity - that the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; and there is one God. Implicit in these statements is the distinction between…

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Guest Column – The Trinity today

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March 2010
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Guest Column – The Trinity today

The Trinity todayGuest ColumnGarry Williams, MA, MSt, PhD In last month's article I suggested that Christians face increasing questioning and even hostility in at least two areas, and I outlined the first - a challenge to the Bible's morality. The second concerns the doctrine of the Trinity. Unlike the challenge to the Bible, the challenge to…

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Guest Column – The Bible tomorrow

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February 2010
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Guest Column – The Bible tomorrow

The Bible tomorrow Guest Column Garry Williams, MA, MSt, PhD The Lord knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:8-11) and tells us to let tomorrow worry about itself (Matthew 6:34), so we should not be too preoccupied with the future. Nonetheless, Scripture also tells us to be alert to tomorrow's needs, commending the example of the…

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Guest Column – Timing the pass

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January 2010
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Guest Column – Timing the pass

Timing the pass - Guest ColumnPeter Milsom It's encouraging to see the Lord raising up a new generation of pastors. In recent years, two-thirds of evangelical churches in the Associating Evangelical Churches of Wales have called a new pastor. If these men, and others like them, are to exercise fruitful ministries, we need prayerfully to…

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Guest Column – ‘Love one another deeply from the heart’

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November 2009
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Guest Column – ‘Love one another deeply from the heart’

'Love one another deeply from the heart' Guest Column Peter Milsom One of the great challenges facing us as Christians is the need to relate to each other well. The evangelical Christian community is fragmented. The temptation is to move in ever-smaller circles of fellowship and choose the company of those who agree with us in every…

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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly (3)

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October 2009
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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly (3)

Battling with technopoly (3) How to live faithfully in the iPod generation Guest Column Anthony Selvaggio Over the last two months, we have seen the harmful effects that technopoly can exert. However, our use of technology need not degenerate into technopoly.  Technopoly can be resisted. In order to resist it, we must engage in the very activities which…

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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly (2)

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September 2009
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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly (2)

Battling with technopoly (2) Guest Column However, we must realise that this is a common human pattern. As Derek Kidner notes: 'Cain's family is a microcosm: its pattern of technical prowess and moral failure is that of humanity'.1 We may fall prey to technopoly too. So how do we know if we are suffering from its…

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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly

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August 2009
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Guest Column – Battling with technopoly

Battling with technopoly Guest Column A couple of years ago I asked my wife for a portable Global Positioning System device, also known as a 'GPS'. A GPS device allows you to identify your exact location by means of satellite system. It prevents you getting lost when hiking, camping, hunting or fishing. It allows you to…

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Guest Column – Two resurrections

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July 2009
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Guest Column – Two resurrections

Two resurrections Guest Column Holy Scripture has its own rules for interpretation and only the Holy Spirit can open to anyone the true meaning of a passage or even of the whole Book. A passage may become a stumbling block if we ignore the main principle of biblical interpretation - namely, that the best interpreter of the…

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Guest Column – The forces of counter-reformation

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June 2009
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Guest Column – The forces of counter-reformation

The forces of counter-reformation  Guest Column Martin Luther concluded his famous book On the bondage of the will with these words, addressed to his antagonist, Erasmus: 'I give you great praise, and proclaim it - you alone in pre-eminent distinction from all others, have entered upon the thing itself; that is, the grand turning point…

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Guest Column – Grace in the Sermon on the Mount

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May 2009
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Guest Column – Grace in the Sermon on the Mount

Grace in the Sermon on the Mount Guest Column I faced a huge problem almost as soon as I became a Christian. I joined a church and was baptised. My thirst for the Word of God was great, and my enthusiasm for knowledge compelled me to read the Bible. So far so good. I began as most…

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Guest Column – Raising Christian children (3)

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April 2009
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Guest Column – Raising Christian children (3)

Raising Christian children (3) Guest Column One of the blessings of being an itinerant preacher is to live in other people's homes. It is always interesting to see how others live, and the best way to find out is to live with their families. It is also one of the best ways to see how people raise…

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