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All articles in category North America

February 2017
United States of America

The rise and decline of evangelicalism in the United States (1967-2017)

There can be no question that something extraordinary was happening spiritually at the end of the 1960s and into the early 1970s, just as Evangelical Times was beginning its ministry. Thousands of young people came to Christ, campus ministries exploded with growth, and hundreds of young men flooded into the seminaries. The year 1976 was named ‘The year of the evangelical’ by Time Magazine,and Jimmy Carter, a professed evangelical, was elected president of the United States. Though there was at the same time much hand-wringing over the nation’s moral decline, with the benefit of hindsight we can see that a ‘revival’ of sorts burst on...

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Creation ministry in California
July 2015
United States of America

Creation ministry in California

Professor Andy McIntosh of ACM Creation ministries, recently spent several days in the USA. From 8-14 April, he was in California. He writes: This valuable time in California began with a four-day Alpha Omega conference, where creation themes were presented by Andrew Snelling (Answers in Genesis), myself and Randy Gulliuza of Institute of Creation Research. It was a privilege to hear these speakers present their material, as well as take part myself in a range of talks. Meetings were held at the Shashta Bible College and churches in a wide area, reaching down from Redding to Sacramento. Though not large, the seminaries I visited at Shashta...

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Missionary Spotlight – Chapel Library
November 2007
United States of America

Missionary Spotlight – Chapel Library

Missionary Spotlight Chapel Library a grace-exalting ministry Mount Zion Bible Church (MZBC) in Pensacola, Florida, oversees six gospel ministries. The best known is Chapel Library which reprints and distributes tracts, booklets and paperbacks free of charge. Chapel publishes literature by great preachers and writers of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, Arthur Pink, the Bonar brothers, J. C. Ryle and the Puritans. We publish a few living authors, such as A. N. Martin and Erroll Hulse. Magazines A second ministry is publishing two quarterly magazines: Free grace broadcaster (FGB) – our quarterly digest of reformed articles – and A. W. Pink’s Studies in the Scriptures....

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Missionary Spotlight-EP Conference, USA
February 2006
United States of America

Missionary Spotlight-EP Conference, USA

The first Evangelical Press Conference in the USA took place on 11-13 November 2005 at Berean Baptist Church, Grand Blanc, Michigan, under the title, ‘The gospel of Jesus Christ: defended and proclaimed’. Over the past five years the church has seen several hundred people brought to Christ and the conference had a corresponding evangelistic thrust. We were glad to welcome as speakers Dr John Blanchard and Pastor Roger Ellsworth, along with members of the EP board. We were also delighted that the Lord drew many visitors to each of the sessions, with congregations of up to 500 filling the auditorium to near capacity. John Blanchard...

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December 2004
United States of America

Missionary Spotlight-Church alive

We are often told by the media that the Christian Church is losing members and dying on its feet. This is not true either in the UK or internationally. Some churches may be declining, but in others God is working powerfully. We bring you the story of one, a once-small Baptist church in the USA where several hundreds have come to a living experience of Jesus Christ during the past three or four years. The story is told by their pastor, Robert L. Dickie. I have been the pastor of Berean Baptist Church for nearly 23 years. They have been wonderful years of teaching the...

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Missionary Spotlight-Canada and the Gospel
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Canada and the Gospel

When I was a boy of eleven, my parents informed me that our family was emigrating from the English Midlands to Canada. My mind could only conjure up scenes of endless winter and, to my distress, a land without history! Well, I have discovered that my childish thoughts were not entirely correct. The winters of Ontario, where we came to live, were not endless and my new homeland did have a history, a rich one (though to a young mind immersed in mediaeval knights and Roman soldiers, it was not as romantic!). New France The history of the �Canadian First Peoples� (formerly known as Canadian...

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Missionary Spotlight-Reformation in Canada – a personal perspective
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Reformation in Canada – a personal perspective

My wife and I emigrated to Canada in 1963. We settled in Toronto, where I did pharmaceutical work with Glaxo. I had a number of opportunities to preach the gospel, and after two years was asked to become interim pastor of a small church 40 miles from Toronto. In 1966, I left Glaxo and studied for a year at Toronto Baptist Seminary, while continuing in pastoral ministry. By this time I had been called to a Baptist church in Toronto. It was during this time that I came to understand the doctrines of grace. Bill Payne I was concerned, not only to teach these newly...

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Missionary Spotlight-Toronto Baptist Seminary
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Toronto Baptist Seminary

‘So tell me about the “Toronto Blessing”!’ That was the question that floored me a few years ago on a trip back to England. Although I live in Toronto, I had never heard of the Toronto Airport church (at that time part of the Vineyard fellowship). On returning to Toronto, I made enquiries and discovered what everyone in England seemed to be talking about. But it still surprises me that a church that is considered so fringe over here should have made such an impact in the UK. In many ways, Canada is midway between Britain and the USA. The trends towards mega-churches, TV evangelists...

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