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September 2016
Articles > Guest column

The hunger for significance

Richard Gere, in a recent film, plays the part of a homeless man who has this line: ‘I’m nobody; I don’t exist’. Andrew Carnegie was asked how much money it took to make a man happy. His answer was, ‘A little more’. The relentless hunger for significance in the human heart cannot be satisfied…

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News

September 2016
News > Youth Features

Caring For Life – compassion in action

Esther Smith, senior pastoral admin-istrator of Caring For Life (CFL) writes: CFL is supporting an ever-increasing number of extremely vulnerable people, and right now, some of the youngest are having a really tough time.’ They are simply lost, due to a dire shortage of safe housing and ongoing cuts to the welfare support available…

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Historical

September 2016
Articles > Historical

Whatever happened at Salters’ Hall (2)

In Evangelical Times, August 2016, we looked at the historical and theological ethos of the nation after the restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660. Our story proper begins in Exeter, Devon, in 1717. It involves two Presbyterian ministers, Joseph Hallett and James Peirce. Joseph Hallett was principal of a dissenting academy…

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Review

September 2016
Reviews > Book > Historical

Theodore Beza – The Man and the Myth

This title opens with, ‘Theodore Beza? Who’s he? Why should I care about him?’ The author (associate professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) answers these questions with warmth and clarity. Three reasons are given for writing. The first is that Theodore Beza (1519-1605) is a great example of what it…

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Event

September 2016
Articles > Historical

Richard Cory

Richard Cory was brother to John Cory and partner and co director in the family business. Richard Cory was a Baptist and founder of Tredegarville Baptist Church. He cared very much for the needy of Cardiff helping them both spiritually and financially. Main articles about Richard Cory are: The grace of giving – John…

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Event

September 2016
Articles > Historical

William Mackay

William Mackay was a doctor but he gave up his medical career and entered the Christian ministry, accepting a pastorate in Hull. An account of Dr Mackay and the bible that was used in his conversion is here.

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Event

September 2016
Articles > Historical

John Foxe

John Foxe sought to document the story of the church from a Protestant and biblical perspective with solid scholarship. If that book could provide the justification for a Protestant England and help inspire gospel Christians in England, and if it could expose the tyranny of Romanism and show the people the path to spiritual…

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Event

September 2016
Articles > Historical

John Sutcliff

John Sutcliff, the pastor of the Baptist church in Olney, Buckinghamshire, for thirty-nine years. Related articles: John Sutcliff (1752-1814) – Part 1 John Sutcliff (1752-1814) – Part 2 John Sutcliff (1752-1814)  Part 3 ‘I will yet for this be inquired of’ (Ezekiel 36:37). Benjamin Beddome and the Bible

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Historical

August 2016
Articles > Historical

Whatever happened at Salters’ Hall (1)

‘History’, said Henry Ford, ‘is more or less bunk’. The Roman statesman Cicero had a very different view: ‘he who is ignorant of what happened before he was born’, he declared, ‘is destined to remain always a child’. But what benefit is there in a knowledge of history? To know that there was such…

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Article

August 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

Law and gospel

There is much to discourage us about the state of the church today. We think of its conformity to the spirit of the world, lack of depth in Christian experience, absence of heart religion, paucity of the fear of God, disregard for the Lord’s Day, lax attitude to worship, and absence of seriousness with…

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Article

August 2016
Scientific (including creation)

In six days (2)

Continued from ‘In six days (1)’ Dr Henry Morris, in his commentary on Genesis, asks a question that shouldn’t be necessary but unfortunately is: ‘Suppose the writer of Genesis wished to teach his readers that all things were created in six literal days, what words would he have used to best convey this?’ The…

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Article

August 2016
Articles > World Mission

ACTS continues to amaze and reach out

When an experienced prosecuting barrister passionately shares common ground with ‘Chris’, a convicted prisoner, we need to see why. When the son of an Imam unconditionally endorses their agreement, there is something special. That ‘special’ thing is, of course, the wonderful good news about what Jesus Christ has done and continues to do for…

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