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Shall we unite with Rome? (3)

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May 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Shall we unite with Rome? (3)

Shall we unite with Rome? (3) Rome has had her difficulties in the past with men within her bounds who were tainted with modernist unbelief. Liberal tendencies developed under Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), but they were rigorously suppressed as ‘heretical’ by Pius X (1903-14). Rev. George Tyrrell, a convert from the Church of England…

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Evangelical Drift

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May 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Evangelical Drift

In Summer 2011 Rev. David Phillips wrote his final article as the retiring editor of Cross†Way (issue 121), having completed over 10 years as General Secretary of the Church Society (he is now engaged in parish ministry). Below is an edited version of his article.

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Militant secularism (1)

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May 2012
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Militant secularism (1)

Militant secularism (1) The UK Conservative Party co-chairwoman Baroness Warsi (the first female Muslim cabinet minister in parliament) has expressed the view that Britain is under threat from a rising tide of ‘militant secularisation’. She warned that religion is being ‘sidelined, marginalised and downgraded in the public sphere’.     These sentiments were voiced in…

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Power through prayer

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May 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Power through prayer

Power through prayer ‘After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly’ (Acts 4:31). The apostles called upon God in their weakness and he filled them afresh with the mighty power of the Holy Spirit. But…

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‘The Olympic Creed’

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May 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘The Olympic Creed’

Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot, at a service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games.

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Children in St Kilda

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May 2012
Articles > Historical

Children in St Kilda

Children in St Kilda I have recently been reading an account of a visit which was paid to the lonely Atlantic island of St Kilda by Rev. Dr John MacDonald, minister of Ferintosh in the Black Isle, in the early nineteenth century. He was popularly known as the ‘Apostle of the North’ because of…

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Should Christians parade their religion?

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May 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Should Christians parade their religion?

Should Christians parade their religion? When former Labour leader John Smith died, one reporter wrote: ‘He’s a Christian who never parades his religion’. The question might be put: ‘Should Christians parade their religion?’ But a better question would be: ‘Should Christians display their faith?’ And there is a world of difference between those two…

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May 2012
Articles > Comment

Sound an alarm!

ET COMMENT Sound an alarm! As the Anglican Church prepares for an even more uncertain future, with the resignation of Archbishop Rowan Williams from Canterbury at the end of the year, nonconformist evangelicals cannot afford to be complacent. There is an elephant roaming within their own camp — it is called unbiblical ecumenism.   …

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An investment that pays – the importance of Christian camps and conferences for young people

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May 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

An investment that pays – the importance of Christian camps and conferences for young people

An investment that pays – the importance of Christian camps and conferences for young people Are you thinking about the summer holidays? Have you considered sending your children, or young people connected with your church, to a Christian camp? Here are some benefits in doing this. Same message    If you send them to a…

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Steadfast faith

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May 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Steadfast faith

Steadfast faith Why is it difficult for Christians to consistently maintain steadfast faith in their everyday walk with Christ? Is it because it is so much easier to have ‘feel good’ faith when everything in our lives is running smoothly with no complications? Surely we are made more aware of our need for prayer…

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A lamb to the slaughter

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May 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

A lamb to the slaughter

A lamb to the slaughter The expression ‘It will be like a lamb to the slaughter’ was quoted by a boxer recently. It would be fair to say he probably didn’t know he was quoting from the Bible! In order to ‘hype’ an impending match he was about to have for the British lightweight…

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Disasters and God’s sovereignty

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May 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Disasters and God’s sovereignty

Disasters and God’s sovereignty Recent years have brought wave upon wave of natural calamities. The Asian tsunami on 26 December 2004 killed 230,000, in more than ten countries. The floods in Vietnam (2005), China and Thailand (2011) killed many people. Then there was the category five Hurricane Katrina in the USA; the Chilean and…

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