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November 2016

God’s plan in a TB sanatorium

While serving with Operation Mobilisation in India in 1967, tuberculosis forced me into a sanatorium for several months. I did not yet speak the language, but I tried to give Christian literature written in their own language to patients, doctors and nurses. Being an international seminary student in America, and studying the Protestant Reformation…

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June 2016

The need of the Indian Christian student community

In February 2016, I had the privilege of speaking to many in India on the authority of Scripture, in relation to theistic evolution teaching coming into India. With my colleague Dr Nigel Robinson (PhD, Molecular Biology) we were able to reach a good number of UESI (Union of Evangelical Students of India) fellowships (Indian…

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February 2015

Church growth in India

The tenth ABC (Annual Bible Convention) — previously called the ATTI (Annual Theological Training Initiative) — was held at Banga in Punjab, India, from 27-29 November 2014. Relationships One of the struggles for many believers in the Punjab concerns understanding teaching about the Trinity. Hence the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Relationships: in…

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India’s oppressed Dalits find hope
July 2012

India’s oppressed Dalits find hope

India's oppressed Dalits find hope 'Shining and incredible' are the adjectives India's authorities use to describe their nation's newfound economic confidence. Whilst the country's Gross Domestic Product is growing fast, the welfare of a nation's citizens cannot be summarised by economic statistics. India's 250 million Dalits still live in poverty and suffer from every…

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Missionary Spotlight – Persevering in India
August 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Persevering in India

Persevering in India Bangalore is the capital city of the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is the IT (information technology) 'capital' of India and has experienced immense growth over the last five years.  My family and I were sent there in May 2005 by Maranatha Bible Presbyterian Church, Singapore, supported by other like-minded…

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Missionary Spotlight – Slavery today
March 2007

Missionary Spotlight – Slavery today

The Missionary Spotlight articles this month focus on slavery today. It is exactly 200 years since England abolished the 'triangular slave trade' between England, West Africa and the West Indies - yet slavery (in various forms) remains a heart-rending scourge that still blights many areas of the world. Our articles cannot be exhaustive but…

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Missionary Spotlight- Creation ministry in India
October 2006

Missionary Spotlight- Creation ministry in India

Earlier this year I visited India and was deeply impressed with that vast nation of a billion people. It is a country of immense contrasts - poverty and yet industriousness; good communications and yet chaos in the cities; the tranquillity of the Ganges and yet the incessant noise of traffic. We asked one of…

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Missionary Spotlight-God’s plan in a TB sanatorium
April 2003

Missionary Spotlight-God’s plan in a TB sanatorium

In 1967, while serving as a young man with a missionary society in India, tuberculosis forced me into a sanatorium for several months. I did not yet speak the indigenous language, but tried to give Christian literature written in their own language to patients, doctors and nurses. Everyone refused - some politely, some rudely.…

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