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November 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their legacy

In the last two columns I’ve tried to show that old age doesn’t mean the end of your Christian usefulness. Older saints are particularly well positioned to glorify God, through your trials and through your prayers. In this final instalment we’ll think about how you can do so through your legacy — and I’m…

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November 2019
Articles > Comment

Begging the question

At Ligonier Ministries’ London conference Alistair Begg said many people say they believe in the Bible, but it’s when the Bible confronts the culture of the day that you find out what people really believe. How right he is. And it begs the question – if you’ll pardon the pun – what do you…

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November 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Dear church, abortion is child abuse

In the Sahara desert, dunes are constantly blown about and reshaped by the wind. This is also characteristic of 21st century British morals – ever changing and evolving. Sadly, the church has often failed to stand firm against shifting trends, despite following a God who does not change and whose Word stands forever. Not…

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November 2019
Articles > General

An interview with Phil Johnson

GraceLife London hosted the Summer Institute in August. During the conference, Raj Sahota interviewed Phil Johnson, a speaker at the event and Executive Director of Grace To You ministries. Can you tell us about the ministry of Grace To You? For over fifty years, Grace To You has existed to use mass media to…

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November 2019
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Darwinism may be a ‘brilliant and beautiful theory’, but it is also profoundly wrong

David Gelernter, a leading US academic and Professor of Computer Science at Yale University has changed his mind about Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. In an essay in the Claremont Review of Books, Gelernter wrote: ‘The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’. He knows he is challenging the origins…

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October 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Darkness and Light: Hallowe’en and Reformation Day

We dread the last week of October. Why? Because we have a nervous dog. The closer we get to the end of October, the more reluctant he is to leave the house, especially after dark. He’ll stiffen his legs and refuse to move. He’ll whine and shake. He’ll search for hiding-places: under the stairs,…

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October 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The image of God in dementia: Part 2

Last time we thought about God’s image in us and on the importance of relationships to a proper expression of this. We observed that God himself is a God-in-relationships. We saw that people with dementia continue to live in God’s image and have value in relationships with other people and with God. In the…

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October 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their prayers

When you can’t be involved in Christian service as actively as you once were, you can find yourself standing on the sidelines of church life, feeling like a spare part. But the church is a body, with no dispensable members (1 Corinthians 12:12-25). There are important roles which only older believers can fulfil. In…

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October 2019
Articles > Comment

The biased mindset of the BBC

Even by modern BBC standards, news that the broadcaster has produced a film for school children telling them there are over 100 different genders to choose from is shocking. The corporation is funded by British licence fee payers, and yet it appears to see itself as the mouthpiece for a tiny group of activists…

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October 2019
Articles > Biblical/theological

Archaeology backs up the Bible

Remember the time when ‘scholars’ claimed that the Bible is not reliable history? It was confidently asserted that biblical personalities and incidents were ‘mythological,’ created to set forth religious views of the ancient Hebrew people.  Well, folks, a new day has dawned.  We know now that the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate. There…

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October 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Five tests to evaluate Christian resources on the internet

The availability of Christian resources on the internet can be both a blessing and a hindrance. On the one hand, there is excellent and extensive material available that is edifying and God-honouring. It can be of practical use and we would be foolish not to make use of it for study, teaching, sermon preparation…

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October 2019
Articles > Historical

200 years of Grove Chapel

This year marks the bicentenary of Grove Chapel in Camberwell, an historic independent and non-conformist congregation in which, by God’s grace, the gospel has been faithfully preached throughout its history. It all began with the conversion of a young man from Hertfordshire called Joseph Irons (1785-1852), who very soon experienced a desire to preach…

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