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May 2016
Articles > Comment

Brexit

I am an enthusiastic European. Europe has given the world great art, literature, architecture and music. It was here that the Reformation was birthed, and the scientific revolution. I have personally enjoyed visiting many European countries, including France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Poland and Albania. I’m even trying to learn the rudiments of the Polish…

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May 2016
Articles > Comment

Brexin

In the swirl of debate over the EU referendum, statistics are thrown around by both sides without careful thought. But, after much consideration, I have stepped into the BrexIn (Brinit) camp. I too wanted Prime Minister David Cameron to come back with more than a piffling piece of paper like his predecessor Neville Chamberlain…

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News

May 2016
News > Youth Features

UBM gears up for 90 weeks of mission

Nine countries, 90 weeks of mission, 900 volunteers required for active service: you may have seen them before — a group of people on the beach, in the summer, wearing red tops, running activities for children and families. They are all volunteers working with United Beach Missions (UBM). They organise day time and evening…

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Historical

May 2016
Articles > Historical

Victorian Christianity’s flight from faith (3)

Continued from Victorian Christianity’s flight from faith (2) The first two articles in this series surveyed the attack on evangelical faith during the first two-thirds or so of the nineteenth century, through novels, poetry, science and philosophy. ). These assaults arose largely from sentiment and an a priori presupposition that miracles and other divine…

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May 2016
Articles > World Mission

A Vision for World Mission

The church exists as a place of nurture and worship; but also as a place of witness and outreach, which should have the whole world, as well as its own locality, in view. The Lord Jesus Christ commissioned his followers to proclaim his name to the ends of the earth. Even now, surely, Christ…

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April 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

The works of William Perkins

Recently, Christian literary organisation ‘Books At a Glance’ interviewed Stephen Yuille and Joel Beeke about the recent publication of The works of William Perkins. Here is the substance of that interview. Books: The publication of The works of William Perkins is a landmark event in Christian publishing. Long overdue, the republishing of this ‘father…

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April 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘Beautiful in his time’ (1)

The New England theologian Jonathan Edwards is famous for his description of the progress of redemption history: ‘It may here be observed, that from the fall of man to our day, the work of redemption in its effect has mainly been carried on by remarkable communications of the Spirit of God.’ ‘Though there be…

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Historical

April 2016
Articles > Historical

Victorian Christianity’s flight from faith (2)

Last month’s article surveyed the variety of attacks on evangelical faith during the second half of the nineteenth century. This article focuses on how literature, science and philosophy combined to undermine people’s confidence in traditional Christian belief (authors cited are referenced below). The spirit of the age was, to a significant degree, strengthened and…

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Article

April 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘Who raised Jesus from the dead?’

It is natural to inquire about the details of an event so important to us. But we should first remember that the Bible avoids providing us details about what happened within the tomb when Jesus arose in resurrection life. We know he was killed and buried, that the tomb was sealed and guarded by…

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April 2016
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Smiles amongst sorrows

‘I’m pregnant!’ Two words I could not wait to shout to the world. Everything was moving along swimmingly in my life plan. I could tick off good results in school and university, a loving husband, a job, even a dog! Now, just like pretty much anything else, I had put my mind to do,…

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April 2016
Articles > World Mission

Women missionaries (3): What’s mission life like?

Elinor Magowan, women’s pastoral worker at UFM Worldwide, asks Elizabeth to explain what life is like for a woman missionary and her family in France. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I was born and brought up in London, the eldest child of a large family. My parents are Christians who have…

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April 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

Meet Joseph of Arimathea – a major, minor character of the Bible

One of the major, ‘minor’ characters of the Bible is a man by the name of Joseph, who hailed from the Jewish town of Arimathea. Truth be told, we do not know a great deal about this Joseph, nor about his home town. It is as though he walks in and out of the…

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