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All articles in category Northern Europe

Pray for London because it is:

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May 2007
United Kingdom

Pray for London because it is:

The national capital Like it or not, what happens here affects the whole of the UK, sooner or later. If the gospel triumphs in London, ripples extend far and wide. A populous place where few inhabitants are believers It should move us to think of so many sheep without a shepherd. Many millions in…

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Missionary Spotlight – Maritime Christian Ministries – Stan Sherrington

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August 2006
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – Maritime Christian Ministries – Stan Sherrington

It was a cold wet evening on 17 February 1957. I stood waiting for my father to come to the Sunday evening service at Bankhall Mission Church, Liverpool. As I waited I felt a tug on my coat sleeve and a young American asked me, ‘What time does the service start, buddy?’   I…

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Missions – an alternative approach?

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May 2006
United Kingdom

Missions – an alternative approach?

  I read with interest the recent articles on missionary support by Eryl Davies and agree that Christians should prayerfully consider their level of giving to the Lord’s work. However, I also think that we should consider an alternative and (I would argue) more biblical approach to mission than that traditionally accepted in Britain…

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Missionary Spotlight – The mission field they never chose

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November 2005
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – The mission field they never chose

It can be difficult to get into prison — security clearance is always needed and a security clampdown may deny all access. Only the chaplain’s helpfulness in a high-profile prison one Sunday enabled us to preach the gospel there. Those inside are keen to get out; we are keen to get in! We want…

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Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the multi-faith prison maze

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July 2005
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the multi-faith prison maze

A highly respected chaplaincy source explained to me the difference between multi-faith and inter-faith. Multi-faith allows freedom of religion for all faiths and recognises that a prison chaplaincy provides an interface for this to happen – the chaplaincy is like a prison’s religious ‘web-site’. But inter-faith goes deeper. It occurs when an attempt is…

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Missionary Spotlight

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May 2005
Norway

Missionary Spotlight

An opened door Today, in the prisons of Norway, there are men and women who, like many in Christ’s day, see no hope or future for themselves. But we praise God for the revolutionary changing power of the gospel.   High security prison   When the building of a new high security prison on…

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Missionary Spotlight

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May 2005
Norway

Missionary Spotlight

A most unusual postman by Nat Rodgers We had stopped on our travels in the west of Norway to have some refreshments at a restaurant in the heart of Telemark, at a place called Morgedal — famous in Norway as being the place where modern skiing was invented. Outside the restaurant, we noticed a…

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May 2005
Norway

Missionary Spotlight – Facts

Kingdom of Norway   Area: 125,016 square miles.   Neighbours: Finland, Russia and Sweden.   Environment: Much of Norway consists of rugged mountains (Galdhopiggen 2,469 metres) broken by fertile valleys. Norway has one of the longest, most rugged coastlines in the world, deeply indented by fjords, with 50,000 islands. One third of Norway lies…

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Missionary Spotlight – Norway

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May 2005
Norway

Missionary Spotlight – Norway

Norway is a beautiful country. Mountains and fjords adorn its thousands of miles of coastline, which curves round to meet Russia in the extreme north-east. Large areas of Norway lie within the Artic Circle where, during two of the summer months, the sun never sets. There is corresponding darkness in mid-winter. The summer months…

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December 2004
Ireland

Green shoots in the Emerald Isle

After several years without a ministry visit there, evangelist and author John Blanchard recently spoke at four separate meetings in the Republic of Ireland. He began with a Saturday night evangelistic apologetics meeting in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The suite was comfortably full and there was rapt attention to the message. John told Evangelical…

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Missionary Spotlight

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April 2004
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight

Let’s call him ‘Rick’. We met him at a small midweek meeting in his prison. He listened attentively. It surprised me. This hard, scarred, tattooed skinhead, with a cocky cockney accent, did not strike me as one who would be serious about God. I don’t know why I reacted like that – for we…

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Is Ireland Catholic?

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November 2003
Ireland

Is Ireland Catholic?

  To ask this question would once have been as redundant as asking ‘Is the pope Catholic?’ Yet this was the question investigated recently on prime Irish TV time, by the national broadcaster’s RTE One. The programme — subtitled ‘Ireland’s curious relationship with religion’ — presented the findings of a survey of religious views…

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