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August 2017
Youth Features

Dores Youth Conference

On Saturday 25 March 2017, a total of 14 young people aged 11-18 gathered at Dores Free Church (Continuing) for a youth conference. The day started with time for refreshments and chatting to friends while we waited for everyone to arrive. Rev. Davide Ratti introduced the speaker for the day, who was Rev. James…

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July 2017
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‘I’m a creationist … get me out of here! How to handle evolution at school or college

So you’re a Christian young person studying science? You believe in creation because that’s what the Bible teaches, but you’re wondering how to handle the issue at school or college. You have some difficult decisions to make. Will you openly challenge what you’re being taught about evolution, or will you keep quiet? Will you…

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June 2017
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‘Safe spaces’ and how to escape from them

Now before you read this article, I’d better issue you with a warning. You see, I live in a carefully policed, ideological ‘safe space’. I am not able to tolerate the slightest difference of opinion that gets me upset’. If you disagree with what I say and write a letter to the editor or…

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May 2017
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Key to life

Last October, a little rusty key, along with the metal fob attached to it, was sold by auction. Somebody picked it up for £85,000. It is exactly 105 years since the Titanic sailed from Southampton bound for New York. As everyone knows, it was her maiden voyage. And, as everyone also knows, she never…

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April 2017
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Saints and sinners

On Sunday, 8 January 1956, five young missionaries gave their lives in an attempt at sharing the gospel with a tribe renowned for its ferocity. Earlier in 2017, the grandson of one of the martyrs toured the UK along with performances from 4Front Theatre. Their show, Reckless Abandon, runs throughout 2017 and tells the…

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March 2017
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Pure love

Christian, your body is for the Lord! It is the temple of the Holy Spirit, whom you have from God; and you are not your own (1Corinthians 6:19). And that mind of yours is not for just anything; it is for loving the Lord your God (Mathew 22:37). Uncleanness is not for you. You…

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January 2017
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Commandments anyone?

We finished the article in ET, November 2016, by saying that humanism today claims to be neutral, but really makes man a god, sometimes by making laws that are against God’s law. The ultimate choice for churches and for human beings in the way they live (whether they are believers or not) is between…

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November 2016
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Commandments anyone? Meaning and Origins

People today have all kinds of problems with authority and the idea of commandments. Nobody really likes being told what to do. They think it childish. In the case of God’s commandments, people imagine a tyrant laying down the law, wanting to take away human freedom and pleasure in life. Law is bad, freedom…

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September 2016
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Caring For Life – compassion in action

Esther Smith, senior pastoral admin-istrator of Caring For Life (CFL) writes: CFL is supporting an ever-increasing number of extremely vulnerable people, and right now, some of the youngest are having a really tough time.’ They are simply lost, due to a dire shortage of safe housing and ongoing cuts to the welfare support available…

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August 2016
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University link-up 2016

Christian Unions (CUs) exist on university campuses primarily to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of nationality, language, background, culture, age or religion. CUs are part of an organisation called UCCF (University and Colleges Christian Fellowship), which helps set up events and…

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What else matters?

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July 2016
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What else matters?

‘For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36). What else matters? Profit is something that I am sure will occupy the minds of us all sooner or later. No one can maintain any human enterprise unless it is profitable in one way…

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June 2016
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Give students a taste of the gospel this summer

Exam season is looming. It goes without saying that these next few months will be a stressful time for sixth formers. Parents across the country will testify to kitchen tables being completely lost under a sea of haribo packets, lucozade bottles and textbooks. As the future hurtles its way closer, it is incredible that…

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