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Guest column – Does truth matter any more?
November 2003
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Guest column – Does truth matter any more?

Eighteen-year-old Margaret Wilson could have saved her life by simply acknowledging allegiance to James II as the head of the church. She had already seen her older companion and friend Margaret Lachlison drown, tied to a stake, as the tide rose further out in the waters of the Solway Firth. The soldiers pulled her…

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October 2003
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3. Proper manAs we turn the early pages of biblical revelation, two striking images of man quickly emerge. The first portrays him as the most noble of all God’s creatures, created ‘in [God’s] image, in [his] likeness’ (Genesis 1:26).His place in the universe is unique. Not only is he God’s special representative on earth,…

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September 2003
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Created in God's image (2)Man, as originally made, was a truly remarkable creature. Not for him the status of a mere cog in a meaningless universe. On the contrary, here is one who was uniquely made.The Triune God had created him ‘in our image, in our likeness’ (Genesis 1:26). As such, he could stand…

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August 2003
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Left to ourselves, our views on the nature and condition of man lean towards one of two extremes. Either we are more optimistic than experience actually warrants, or else we are more pessimistic than a proper exposure to the whole truth demands. On the former assessment, man is virtually a god; he 'determines for…

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July 2003
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The sun was approaching its zenith in the Amazon forest of the River Japura basin. But for the endless shrill of crickets and the loud whistle of a bird, the silence of the forest was enchanting and complete. A party of four men make their way through trackless undergrowth. Two are rubber tappers, serving…

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June 2003
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It was 4.00am and a small launch containing two men plied its way down the Amazon, keeping to the  middle of the river to take advantage of the current. The helmsman, wanting some coffee, signalled to Sandoval who was in charge of the engine. On his way to the galley, Sandoval slipped overboard, his…

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May 2003
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Amazon - world of watersBrazil boasts the greatest river in the world. Though not quite the longest at 4,050 miles, the Amazon is without doubt the mightiest of waterways with a drainage area of 2,500 square miles and a water flow of 80,000 tons per second (enough to flood the whole of England six…

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April 2003
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 In 1950, newly married and fresh out of graduate school, we accepted the pastorate of a struggling Baptist church that had turned for help to the Conservative Baptist movement.During the two-year pastorate in the little farming community we learned valuable lessons which helped prepare us for fifty years of missionary service. Pearl taught piano lessons…

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