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May 2021
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Ian Hamilton: Worship today is lacking ‘reverence and awe’

Many churches today lack a sense of reverence and awe when they gather for worship, and they need to recover the God-ness of God. So says Ian Hamilton as he reflects on a lifetime of ministry in a video interview hosted by Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff. Ian Hamilton was previously minister of Cambridge Presbyterian…

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May 2021
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OMF Conference: Mission work should never be ‘hit and run’

In February, the Overseas Missionary Fellowship ran an online event for people interested to learn more about how the good news of Jesus is being shared across the world. We heard accounts of how our sovereign Lord has been at work despite the pandemic. Highlighting the cross-cultural nature of our faith, UK and Irish…

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May 2021
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New Christian fiction publisher is launched for young readers

Reformation Lightning, a new micro publisher dedicated to creative Christian writing for young readers, launched in March. Founder Jonathan Pountney told ET, ‘Children’s and Young Adult fiction is hugely popular in the secular world. Walk into any high-street bookshop and you’ll see shelves dedicated to the genre. ‘We are missing something similar in the…

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May 2021
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Carl Trueman gives lecture on identity

‘Who am I?’ is a big question. A bigger one concerns just who gets to determine my identity in the first place. God? Society? Me? In March, Prof. Carl Trueman surveyed this issue with particular reference to the ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Carl is on the faculty of Grove City College, Pennsylvania, and he…

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May 2021
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‘Taken without consent’: atheism and science webinar

David Williams, a lawyer, based this stimulating session on his intriguing 2019 book Taken Without Consent: How atheists have highjacked science. The question he posed – ‘How did we get here?’ – has fascinated humans for millennia. He showed that in the 20th century the widely-accepted answer was, by Darwinian evolution. But that century…

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May 2021
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‘Stayed upon Jehovah’ at online retreat

In February, the Crown Christian Heritage Trust hosted an online Winter Retreat in lieu of the usual in-person event held annually at Cefn Lea, Wales. The week consisted of testimonies, singing, and preaching. Bible teaching and training sessions were given in four different categories: the Christian home, apologetics, local church resources, and strengthening the…

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Churches gain public support

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April 2021
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Churches gain public support

A poll has revealed increased appreciation among non-Christians for the role of UK churches since the Covid-19 pandemic. 2,170 adults were surveyed in February by Savanta ComRes. 25% of those identifying as non-Christians agreed that churches ‘make a positive difference’ compared to just 19% of the same demographic agreeing with the statement three years…

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Tim Adams to lead IFES

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April 2021
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Tim Adams to lead IFES

Tim Adams has become General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Adams has worked for IFES for 22 years. The organisation is a global network of locally-led Christian student movements, including InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and UCCF. It aims to help students ‘impact the university, the church and society for the glory of…

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New editor at church paper

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April 2021
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New editor at church paper

Revd Christopher Pierce has been appointed full-time editor of English Churchman. Revd Pierce is American by birth but is an ordained minister in the Church of Ireland. The fortnightly newspaper, founded in 1843, adheres to the 39 Articles but is not an organ of the Church of England.

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April 2021
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Obituary: Colonel Robbie Hall QGM (1956–2020)

Baptist minister and bomb disposal expert Colonel Robbie Hall has died aged 63. He diffused a World War 2 bomb at a London gasworks in 1986. Following retirement from the Army, he pastored Hope Baptist Church in Bridgend, South Wales. Robert George Russel Hall was born in Spinningdale in the Scottish Highlands. He joined…

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April 2021
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Obituary: Peter Anderson (1931–2021)

On 21 January, the British evangelist Peter Anderson died in a care home in Leicester. He was born in Glasgow, and after his parents had moved their family six times in ten years, he joined the British Army aged 18. After intensive training, he was posted to Singapore where he came to faith in…

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April 2021
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Christian educators’ conference looks at consumerism and neo-Marxism

In February, Christian Concern worked alongside The Christian School’s Trust to provide hundreds of educators across the UK and abroad with an inspiring weekend. Over 300 Christian educators signed up for the event, and there were over 40 speakers and contributors. The conference was entitled ‘Further Up, Further In!’ – a reference to C.…

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