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Guest Column – Devoted to one another
May 2008
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Guest Column – Devoted to one another

Devoted to one another - Guest Column 'Love is the sweetest thing' - so sang Ray Noble in the 1930s. Huge numbers of popular songs speak of romantic love but it is not only in the world of 'popular entrainment' that this quality is emphasised; the Bible also has a great deal to say about…

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Guest Column – Our future prospects
April 2008
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Guest Column – Our future prospects

In this final article Roger Pomeroy looks upwards to considerOur future prospectsGuest Column One Saturday morning in April 2007, I went to visit my good friend John Dart, who had served the Lord long and well both at home and abroad. John's mind was not as clear as it once had been, but his heart…

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Guest Column – Pressing on in the work of ministry
March 2008
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Guest Column – Pressing on in the work of ministry

Pressing on in the work of ministryLast month Roger wrote about adjusting back to Britain after many years serving as a missionary in Pakistan with his wife Diana. This month he considers Pressing on in the work of ministry.In the Bible the word 'retire' is never used to describe the cessation of work. There…

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Guest Column – Adjusting back
February 2008
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Guest Column – Adjusting back

Guest Column - Adjusting backRoger and Diana Pomeroy spent 38 years as missionaries in Pakistan and returned to Wales for retirement in May 2006. How are you adjusting back to life in the UK? This is the most frequently asked question we face. In fact this was the question the editor put to me…

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Guest Column – Adjusting back
February 2008
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Guest Column – Adjusting back

Guest ColumnAdjusting backRoger and Diana Pomeroy spent 38 years as missionaries in Pakistan and returned to Wales for retirement in May 2006. How are you adjusting back to life in the UK? This is the most frequently asked question we face. In fact this was the question the editor put to me in soliciting…

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Guest Column – Ponder your privileges
January 2008
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Guest Column – Ponder your privileges

Ponder your privilegesThe beginning of a new year is a good time for Christians to remember who they are and whom they serve. Too easily we allow the sheer busyness of life, the weight of responsibilities and the 'day of small things', to dull our minds and hearts. We forget just how privileged, blessed…

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Guest Column – It was for us … Ian Hamilton
Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?
October 2007
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Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?

 Guest Column Spirituality: up or down? David F. Wells Today we have a choice between two kinds of spirituality. One starts from 'below' and the other starts from 'above'. One sees saving spirituality as natural to the self. The other sees it as given to the self. One starts with human experience, the other with divine revelation.…

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Guest Column – Self above all
August 2007
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Guest Column – Self above all

Guest ColumnSelf above allby David F. WellsThe European-based World values survey was published in 2003 - an astonishing study that surveyed 80% of the world's population. Its findings were not a surprise. They do, however, confirm what many Western writers have been saying.Those who live in the West think about themselves in ways that…

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Guest Column – Support the ministry – Robert Letham
June 2007
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Guest Column – Support the ministry – Robert Letham

Support for the ministryBy Robert LethamLast month I stressed the need for an educated ministry, warning against the dangers of belittling the use of the mind. In this, church authorities have a vital part to play. It is imperative that congregations should recognise the need to nurture and develop the capacities of their ministers.…

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Guest Column What a blessing!
March 2007
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Guest Column What a blessing!

This word 'bless' must be one of the most overworked in our evangelical vocabulary. It seems to encompass a multitude of general longings, more often personal than anything else. Christopher Robin wasn't the only one to major on 'God bless' requests for his own and family needs! This insularity is evident when our prayers…

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Guest Column – What a blessing!
March 2007
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Guest Column – What a blessing!

This word 'bless' must be one of the most overworked in our evangelical vocabulary. It seems to encompass a multitude of general longings, more often personal than anything else. Christopher Robin wasn't the only one to major on 'God bless' requests for his own and family needs! This insularity is evident when our prayers…

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