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Through Western eyes
July 2008
Cults and other religions

Through Western eyes

Through Western eyes Nick Needham (this page) and Georgi Viazovski (p.29) review Robert Letham's recent book, Through Western eyes. Eastern Orthodoxy: a Reformed perspective (Christian Focus; Mentor; 2007). Eastern Orthodoxy is an unknown quantity to most British Evangelicals. We tend to lump Orthodoxy together with Roman Catholicism as a religion of ritualism and works-righteousness. To remedy…

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When ball becomes Baal
June 2008
Cults and other religions

When ball becomes Baal

When ball becomes Baal Here in the USA, it's rare to see kids playing sports in the neighbourhood anymore. We're now organised and 'professionalised' - including uniforms, state-of-the-art facilities, endless trips to the field, competitive coaches, equally competitive parents, and the after-season tournaments designed to give parents 'bleacher bottom'. In addition, you've got to pay…

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Robert Schuller Evangelicalism’s Humpty Dumpty
June 2008
Cults and other religions

Robert Schuller Evangelicalism’s Humpty Dumpty

Robert Schuller Evangelicalism's Humpty Dumpty   When Alice was conversing with Humpty Dumpty, she rebuked him for misusing words. Humpty replied, 'When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less'.   Alice protested, asking if she could really make words mean different things, to…

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Has Rome changed?
June 2008
Cults and other religions

Has Rome changed?

Has Rome changed? Many Evangelicals will tell you, 'The Catholic Church has changed'. This is because the Catholic Church has enticed Evangelicals - calling them 'separated brethren' and dialoguing with them as if it respected their beliefs.  Quite a number of people who call themselves Evangelical accept as fact that Papal Rome has changed and…

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Shari’a and the archbishop
April 2008
Cults and other religions

Shari’a and the archbishop

Shari'a and the archbishop The Archbishop of Canterbury has suffered much criticism for recommending that elements of Islamic law should be adopted in the UK. Some of this criticism has been uninformed but the best analysis of the subject we have seen is that provided by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund - whose…

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February 2008
Cults and other religions

Chinese new year – a Christian perspective

Chinese new year - a Christian perspective   The symbols, traditions and festivals of the Chinese New Year are deeply rooted in more than 5,000 years of human civilisation, culture, mores and beliefs. The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days and most Chinese households will observe traditional celebrations and practices. Unfortunately, some of…

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A line in the sun
October 2007
Cults and other religions

A line in the sun

  A line in the sunRichard Bennett & Michael de Semlyen On 10 July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released a new decree1 in which he restates his conviction that the Roman Catholic Church is the one Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that other churches are either defective or not churches at all. What is…

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Mystical Youth Ministry
August 2007
Cults and other religions

Mystical Youth Ministry

Mystical Youth Ministry by Gary E. Gilley Ministering to young people has never been easy and that is certainly true today. How are we to engage over-stimulated teenagers with the truth of God's Word without boring them to tears? God's people have contemplated this question since the invention of the teenager! Many programmes and…

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