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All articles from issue July 2019

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August 2019
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Perpetual Battle: The World, the Flesh and the Devil

As a teenager, I attended a church youth group called the ‘9:23 Club’. The name came from the words of Jesus in Luke 9:23, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’. The message was clear enough: being a Christian involves suffering. In…

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April 2007
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Bold as a lion

An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such as ‘Children of the heavenly king’ and ‘Lo! He comes with clouds descending’ (subsequently…

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John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint

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September 2010
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John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint

The German-born Pope Benedict XVI is due to carry out a state visit to the UK from 16-19 September. The climax of this visit is a Mass in Coventry at which the Pope will beatify John Henry Newman (1801-1890). Newman believed in baptismal regeneration and turned away from his Anglican ministry. He joined the…

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May 2017
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From strength to strength: a life of Marcus Loane

On 23 April 1954, a student at Moore College, Sydney, was listening to a history lecture by Marcus Loane, being part of a series on Paul and Acts. It was a day not to be forgotten by W. J. Lawton, who would later speak of the ‘breath-taking grandeur’ of the address and would add,…

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April 2007
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Jesus himself; the story of the resurrection

Always appreciating the writings of Marcus Loane, I anticipated this small volume with not a little relish. But, expecting vintage Loane, I was sorry to be disappointed. Perhaps I should have been more prepared, for the author himself says in his introduction to these short chapters, ‘They hardly break any new ground’. There are…

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May 2010
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Makers of Puritan history

This is an update of a book originally written in 1960, describing the great 17th century struggle for religious freedom. The author highlights the conflict as seen through the lives of four eminent Puritans – Alexander Henderson, Samuel Rutherford, John Bunyan and Richard Baxter. After a brief introduction, there follows a biographical sketch of…

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February 2012
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Faraday – Man of science and man of God

A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that. We often think of the noble army of pastors, teachers and missionaries who have worked tirelessly to build the kingdom of God in many parts of the…

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July 2019
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The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to full-orbed discipleship. He breaks down his material into three sections: the foundation, the resources…

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