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Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

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June 2008
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Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio   Radio was anathema to some Strict Baptists of the 1950-60s. The pastor of one church I visited in 1963 told me in no uncertain terms that he hoped I wasn’t intending to speak about my radio ministry because, ‘Radio is the devil’s instrument’.   Looking back…

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Appreciating ET International

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April 2008
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Appreciating ET International

Appreciating ET International ET International (ETI) is the 16 page airmail edition ofEvangelical Times that is sent overseas to anyone who is willing to distribute five or more copies in their locality. The paper itself is free of charge but the distributors (or agents) pay for the airmail postage. Some agents have UK ‘sponsors’…

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Handling Jewish issues

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January 2008
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Handling Jewish issues

Handling Jewish issues Richard Gibson and James Mendelsohn make some suggestions for biblically-faithful and Jewish-sensitive preaching. In recent years many British Messianic Jews have been hurt by the negative attitudes towards the Jewish people they have encountered in churches, Christian Unions, books and the Christian press — including thoughtless comments about Jewishness and hostility…

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Receiving a deputation

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September 2007
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Receiving a deputation

Receiving a deputation by Daniel Grimwade   At the end of Paul’s first missionary journey, he and Barnabas returned to Antioch – the church that had commended them to the grace of God and sent them out to preach the gospel. Luke describes this first missionary deputation meeting: ‘And when they arrived and gathered…

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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

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April 2007
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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

Recent media coverage on prison life suggests that it is all ‘a bit of a doddle’. Attention is focused on the cost of keeping in prison men and women who have many victims between them. Some victims are ‘primary’ sufferers because of the wrong done to them. Others are hurt because loved ones or…

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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

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April 2007
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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

Recent media coverage on prison life suggests that it is all ‘a bit of a doddle’. Attention is focused on the cost of keeping in prison men and women who have many victims between them. Some victims are ‘primary’ sufferers because of the wrong done to them. Others are hurt because loved ones or…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

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March 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

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March 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

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Ships that serve the world

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January 2007
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Ships that serve the world

The digital age has arrived – for those with the technology. But for countless millions, access to computers, broadband internet and fax machines remains out of reach. To many in the developing world the printed word is still the main method of communicating information. Realising this, OM Ships International operates floating book-fairs that bring…

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Are street children trash?

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October 2006
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Are street children trash?

Many consider street children to be trash. Local businessmen in Brazil call them ‘vermin’ and ‘garbage’. They say, ‘If we let them grow up they will become criminals — a blight on our society’. From time to time some have even hired assassins to kill them. A staggering 160 million extremely underprivileged street children…

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Emergent and the mystics

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October 2006
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Emergent and the mystics

The Vatican and the Emerging Church have something surprising in common — the promotion of mysticism. A well-known papal document reveals the heart of Roman Catholic policy in this area. ‘It [Vatican Council II] longs to set forth the way it understands the presence and function of the [Roman Catholic] Church in the world…

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The church – divine and human

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September 2006
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The church – divine and human

When it comes to ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) it is ­important to make one thing clear from the very start – according to the Bible the church is both a divine and human organism. This is why Holy Scripture presents the church as a body, having a head and members. The divine…

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