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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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Have you met this man?

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May 2006
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Have you met this man?

I’m often asked if I have met certain well-known criminals. Well, yes. You cannot visit so many prisons to preach Christ’s redeeming love without meeting a few headline names. But usually one prisoner looks very much like another; and we present to all alike Christ crucified and risen.   ‘Celebrity cults’ thrive on both…

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Jesus Christ and the world’s universities

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May 2006
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Jesus Christ and the world’s universities

Universities hold a unique position in any country — in its history, future, culture and politics. They reach into society with a long and inescapable arm. Universities are the seedbeds for ideas and networks. We see this in the legacies of influential people — the world’s tyrants as well as those converted to Christ…

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Priorities

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February 2006
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Priorities

 How people view their spending is all relative to what money they have. This morning, I brewed a cup of Ethiopian Harrar coffee. It is one of the most sought-after coffees in the world and is considered very expensive to purchase by the pound. But if you brew it at home it only costs…

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Strategic ministry

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February 2006
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Strategic ministry

One of the most strategic and seminal approaches to missionary work is through preachers’ conferences. In these the doctrines of grace can be taught to faithful men, who in turn will teach others (2 Timothy 2:2). Conferences also strengthen bonds of fellowship and give ready access to sound Christian literature to potentiate the spoken…

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Missionary Spotlight-The forgotten conflict

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December 2005
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Missionary Spotlight-The forgotten conflict

For 18 years, the self-styled ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA) has waged war against the Ugandan government, carrying out horrific attacks and acts of violence in towns and villages. The conflict has claimed up to 100,000 lives. Countless survivors have been scarred physically and psychologically. Sexual violence, mutilation and kidnappings are common. Up to 30,000…

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