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February 2017
Scientific (including creation)

50 years of creationism

Young-age creationism is not new, despite efforts by its critics to explain it away as a modern theological aberration, derived from Seventh-day Adventism or American fundamentalism. All the foundational ideas of young-age creationism, including a recent creation, death through sin and a global Flood, can be traced back millennia. It is true that young-age…

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Historical

February 2017
Articles > Historical

Free the slaves

John Newton was the only son of a sea captain who owned a small fleet of trading vessels. Captain Newton planned a rugged upbringing for John. He left boarding school, as soon as he was old enough, for his first taste of life at sea in a vessel trading round Mediterranean ports. At 17,…

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World mission

February 2017
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > France

France

In the 19th century Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire. His subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. France was a major participant in World…

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Historical

January 2017
Articles > Historical

Julius Köbner (3)

Continued from Julius Köbner (2) A group of believers met together in the German town of Barmen. These Christians had become Baptists after a visit from Johann Oncken a few years earlier. When Oncken paid them a visit once more in 1852, he promised he would send Köbner to assist them. The believers there were…

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January 2017
Articles > World Mission

Reading the Bible as if for the first time

One of the blessings of being part of the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators is that we get to hear many thrilling and exciting stories about the reactions of people around the world when they encounter the Bible for the first time in their own language. As God speaks to people through his Word,…

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January 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jonah for today’s church (4)

In our three previous articles on the book of Jonah, we have seen God sometimes uses even negative circumstances to grab our attention to his calling of us. We have also seen that God is the God of resurrection and restoration, graciously bringing his Word to us, if necessary, a ‘second time’. In this…

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January 2017
Articles > World Mission

OM’s 60th

Operation Mobilisation (OM) is celebrating six decades of mission this year, from its beginnings in 1957 with just a handful of college students, to today’s fellowship of 3,400 workers from over 100 nations — and a ship, MV Logos Hope. According to a statement from OM: ‘OM remains a movement at heart, an ideal,…

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Historical

January 2017
Articles > Historical

Britain’s decline and fall (2)

Continued from Britain’s decline and fall (1) In summer 2015, BBC TV fictionalised part of the Bloomsbury Group’s history in a drama series entitled ‘Life in squares’. The title was an echo of an early witticism about the group being a ‘circle composed of [sexual] triangles who lived in squares’. There were certainly other…

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January 2017
Nigeria

IDP camps in north Nigeria

Recently, John Kalma wrote to ET: ‘Hope you are all doing fine. It’s great reading mission information in ET International, which you graciously send me. I distribute the same to quite a good number of readers here in Abuja, Nigeria. Indeed, many people are blessed reading the Christian news. I personally travelled to north…

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News

January 2017
News > Youth Features

Commandments anyone?

We finished the article in ET, November 2016, by saying that humanism today claims to be neutral, but really makes man a god, sometimes by making laws that are against God’s law. The ultimate choice for churches and for human beings in the way they live (whether they are believers or not) is between…

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January 2017
Ghana

Saved to serve in Ghana

My life was dominated by alcohol for 30 years. I had a promising career as a professional footballer and worked in my father’s business. I married Jennifer and had three children. Everything looked rosy. But, over a period of eight years, I went from social drinker to alcoholic, drinking on public park benches, sharing…

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January 2017
Articles > Guest column

Make it plain and simple!

As a young Christian I became frustrated with preachers who assumed that I knew the Bible. I was converted at college, without any biblical or Sunday school background. I was ignorant of the Bible. When a preacher said, ‘Well, you know about when Moses…’, I wanted to stand up and scream, ‘No, I don’t…

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