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All articles from issue August 2016

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July 2017

How can I practice Christian Meditation

The 21st century is witness to an information revolution not seen since the invention of the printing press. The challenge for Christians today, faced with vast amounts of images, news feeds, social media and web surfing, is to keep all these secondary to God’s Word. Daily time with the Word of God is vital…

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July 2017

Is the Lord’s Day for you

In this addition to the ‘Cultivating Biblical Godliness’ booklet series, Joseph Pipa (President of the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in South Carolina) sets out the biblical basis for the abiding relevance of the fourth commandment. In short compass, Dr Pipa demonstrates how God established the Sabbath principle of a weekly day of rest, by…

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July 2017

Devoted to God: blueprints for sanctification

In spring 1991, a gathering of pastors in Leicester were listening intently to a preacher expounding the doctrine of sanctification. Their hearts burned within them as in three sessions he gave a masterly overview of his subject and drove home his message with real conviction. What particularly riveted their attention was the way that…

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July 2017

The World on our Doorstep

This book is described as a resource aimed at helping UK churches engage with those of other faiths who live ‘on our doorstep’ rather than in distant lands. Much is packed into 200 pages, with many examples of churches and missionary groups finding new ways of reaching adherents of other religions. The tone is…

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July 2017

Radical Church

In this book, John Caldwell gives a brief analysis of what has gone wrong with the church and the world. David Robertson writes in the foreword, ‘There is very little in this wee book that is new. You can find more detailed analysis of current cultural trends, contemporary church issues, historical developments and in-depth…

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July 2017

Content yet contending

This book stems from two series on Jude that the author preached in his home church. It seems aimed at ministers who might consider preaching through this book, although its appeal is wider than this. In the preface Hyde explains the reason for the title: to encourage, as did Jude, Christians to be content in…

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July 2017

Why Noah’s Ark is gospel truth

The author of this little book is the minister of Penn Free Methodist Church in Buckinghamshire. It is designed for evangelistic use and was written after Peter Simpson and his wife visited the recently opened ‘Ark Encounter’ in Kentucky. The Ark Encounter is used by the author as a springboard to discuss the veracity…

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July 2017

The crisis of evangelical Christianity: roots, consequences and resolutions

Keith Sewell (Professor of history at Dordt College, Iowa) brings his extensive knowledge of the history of Christianity to an assessment of evangelicalism today. He points out the early and ubiquitous influence of Platonism on the post-apostolic church. He remarks how ‘notions of holiness consisting in a constant abstemiousness with respect to ordinary, creaturely…

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