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YOU and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill
April 2008
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YOU and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

YOU and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill In May 2007 the Government published a draft bill called the Human Tissue and Embryos Bill. On 8 November, it had its first reading in the House of Lords under its new title of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology [HFE] Bill (2008). It is set to dismantle…

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Why atheists are good
April 2008
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Why atheists are good

Why atheists are good Can anyone be good without God? This question often comes up in debates between Christians and atheists. How should we answer it? Here, the politician's answer is true - it all depends upon what you mean by 'good', 'without' and 'God'. The Bible tells us that we are made in the image…

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The fool says …
January 2008
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The fool says …

The fool says …Atheism does not spring from superior rationality. It is the fool, says the psalmist, who says in his heart there is no God (Psalm 14:1). Indeed, the verse ends by tracing this atheistic conclusion not to a powerful intellect but to a corrupt heart.Today we are witnessing a new-found zeal on…

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Down the slippery slope
September 2007
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Down the slippery slope

Down the slippery slopeby David F. WellsWhen we think of life in terms of the self, we enter a psychological world. When we think of life in terms of the biblical God, we are in a moral world. We in the West have moved from the latter to the former - from one worldview…

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Act of Folly
September 2007
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Act of Folly

ACT OF FOLLYThe ruby anniversary of Britain's 1967 Abortion Act falls on 27 October this year but there is nothing to celebrate. Since its inception this legislation has sanctioned the death of some seven million unborn children.Abortion is a ghastly practice, unworthy of any civilised society. The whole nation should be ashamed that we…

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Being a Christian student today
August 2007
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Being a Christian student today

Being a Christian student todayby Jessica Bowen'All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved' (Matthew 10:22).The Bible tells us that the gospel frees us from slavery to sin and prepares for us 'an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade' (1 Peter…

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Christianity and Liberalism – Are they two different religions?
August 2007
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Christianity and Liberalism – Are they two different religions?

Church Society ConferenceChristianity and Liberalism - Are they two different religions?The aim of the conference was to show how liberalism is contrary to Scripture, to learn from those who have stood against it in the past, and to examine its impact on Evangelicals in the Church of England today. The main speakers were Lee…

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Sport and the Christian Part 2 – John W. Keddie
June 2007
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Sport and the Christian Part 2 – John W. Keddie

Sport and the Christian - Part 2 At the end of last month's article we came to the heart of the matter - what principles apply to a Christian's practice of sports? Here I try to provide some answers.These principles view sport as it should be played - while recognising that in a sinful world…

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