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Historical

July 2013
Articles > Historical

Jonathan Edwards on Revival

On 20 May 2013, Rev. Graham Harrison, formerly minister of Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Newport, in Wales, was called into the presence of his Saviour. An obituary follows in August’s ET, but readers will appreciate the reminder of Mr Harrison’s powers of intellect, discernment and communication, as well his deep desire for revival, afforded by…

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July 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

Preaching Christ to a godless generation

Our nation is spiritually bankrupt. Perhaps you are wondering how we will ever make Christ known, and whether we should try new methods? Well, Acts 17 is a good place to go for the answers. Here, it is roughly AD 50 and Paul is mid-way through his second missionary journey. He arrives at Athens…

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July 2013
Articles > World Mission

Islamist militancy in North Africa

As violent Islamism poses a growing threat to post-Arab Spring Libya, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund, reflects on its growing power and the menacing implications for Christians in North Africa and beyond. Earlier this year a church building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was attacked by Islamist gunmen. Two…

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The ‘Hellenists’

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July 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

The ‘Hellenists’

‘The Hellenists’ Theodotus, son of Vettanos, a priest and ruler of the synagogue son of a ruler of the synagogue grandson of a ruler of the synagogue, built the synagogue for the reading of Torah and for teaching the commandments; furthermore, the hostel, and the rooms, and the water installation for lodging needy strangers.…

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News

July 2013
News > Youth Features

A heart-breaking ministry

Leaving behind a comfortable life one freezing Scottish January I went to live in a poverty-stricken country half way round the world. It couldn’t have been a bigger change for me as a British teenager. I recently spent ten months with Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM), a ministry of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church seeking to…

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July 2013
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Reflections on the debate over the same sex marriage bill in the House of Lords

From an anonymous observer: I was present in the House of Lords on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June. Predictably, to listen to the whole debate on the same-sex marriage Bill gave a very different picture to that presented by the media afterwards. A long series of devastating criticisms were made of the Bill:…

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News

July 2013
News > Youth Features

Sharing the good news of Jesus in North Wales

Llandudno’s weekend Victorian Extravaganza in May again saw a UBM team witnessing to the tens of thousands of holidaymakers and day visitors in this North Wales resort.   The United Beach Mission team of 25 ran open air meetings and a market stall in one of the main streets. At the evening events, Professor…

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Changing our society

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July 2013
Articles > Comment

Changing our society

Wilberforce is famous for the abolition of slavery. But not many people realise that he had an even greater passion — to see a radical change in eighteenth century society, especially among the upper classes.       A year or so after his spiritual awakening, he declared: ‘God Almighty has placed before me two great…

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July 2013
Articles > World Mission

God’s longsuffering

My wife had an accident in our car. It was not a bad accident and thankfully no one was hurt, but the insurance company decided that our eight-year-old Ford was a write-off. It was scrapped. What if God was to say about mankind, ‘Enough is enough! I have had enough of their atheistic ideas…

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July 2013
Articles > Guest column

Motherhood

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a perfect child? Can you imagine a child who never threw selfish tantrums or scowled at the meal you set before him? But here’s a reality check — if you did have a perfect child, life as a mother would still be…

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July 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Heidelberg Catechism at 450 years

    For the past 450 years the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) has served to instruct, encourage, and profoundly comfort the faith of Christian believers the world over. It is a precious jewel in the crown of Protestantism. This sixteenth century confession has been affectionately referred to as the church’s ‘Book of Comfort’. Some have…

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