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December 2013
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A contagious summer

During summer 2013, around 600 young people and youth leaders came together to study God’s Word at various week-long Contagious youth conferences. Jon Shulver, Contagious Development Director, told ET more about this exciting and growing work. Since its beginning in 2000, Contagious has been built around three main principles. First, we are passionate about…

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November 2013
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‘True living’ conference

From 27-28 July, Dr Joel Beeke (Grand Rapids, USA) paid us a visit at the Evangelical Reformed Church, Lauriston Road, Hackney, for a two day conference entitled ‘True living’. 150-180 people attended over the course of the two days.     Day 1 started at 3.00pm with a topical sermon on Ephesians 5:25, entitled ‘True…

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October 2013
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Camping MaDness – faith, fun & friendship

From 27 July – 3 August, around fifty 10-16 year olds, some of whom were from non-Christian families, spent a week on a Christian summer camp based in Talybont, North Wales.    MaD camp, organised by Mirfield and Dewsbury Evangelical Churches, has been running for 19 years. Approximately 85 campers and staff, such as cooks…

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September 2013
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Why read church history?

I noticed in a homeschool blog an interesting comment from a young boy to his mother. He had just read some books (including one of mine) on church history, so he asked her: ‘Mom, why do people make it so complicated? All God wants is for us to love him and believe him.’ Anyone…

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August 2013
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UCCF links up new students to Christian Unions

UCCF has launched its 2013 Student Link Up initiative by giving a special Uncover — Starting Uni Edition version of Luke’s Gospel to school leavers when they link up to their university Christian Union. Inspired by the Uncover Gospel Project, which has seen around 80,000 copies of Luke being personally used by students in…

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August 2013
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Evolution – the biggest myth!

On Saturday 8 June, Harrogate Young Life Juniors (belonging to Young Life — an inter-denominational youth group) took part in the annual Great Knaresborough Bed Race. Part of this involved dressing the Young Life (YL) bed up in the race’s theme for the year, which was ‘Myths and legends’. The YL bed was dressed…

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July 2013
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A heart-breaking ministry

Leaving behind a comfortable life one freezing Scottish January I went to live in a poverty-stricken country half way round the world. It couldn’t have been a bigger change for me as a British teenager. I recently spent ten months with Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM), a ministry of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church seeking to…

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July 2013
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Sharing the good news of Jesus in North Wales

Llandudno’s weekend Victorian Extravaganza in May again saw a UBM team witnessing to the tens of thousands of holidaymakers and day visitors in this North Wales resort.   The United Beach Mission team of 25 ran open air meetings and a market stall in one of the main streets. At the evening events, Professor…

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June 2013
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Addictions

The dictionary defines ‘addict’ as ‘to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively’. It gives as one example — addicted to gambling. Usually we think of an addiction as being dominated by a drug such as alcohol or heroin, but obviously addictions can be psychological as well as spiritual. A couple of…

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June 2013
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Yorkshire Camps

April saw the start of a new initiative to reach children and young people in Yorkshire. This county (population 5.5 million), with a rich Christian heritage, now has fewer Christians per head of population than Japan, and very few children have any contact with the Christian message.      Andy and Hannah Peace have been…

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June 2013
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Back to basics

There has never been a time when God’s Word has been so far from the minds of our nation’s youth as it is today. We live in a generation where society scoffs at the Bible and neglects the inspired Word of God.       There are all manner of assaults on the Scriptures and much…

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May 2013
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‘There’s nowhere as dangerous as the mission field!’

In 2007, Barry Davis and his wife Susana set up a primary school in Dolores, Nicaragua. Carazo Christian Academy (CCA) started with four pupils and by the end of the year it had grown to 16. They advertised the school in that first year only, and now it has over 100 pupils. I had…

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