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All articles in category Slovakia

August 2016

A summer visit to Slovakia

I have known Branislav Micieta, pastor of Soli Deo Gloria Reformed Baptist Church in Žilina, Slovakia, for several years, having first met him at the Metropolitan Tabernacle School of Theology. Two-thirds of the population of Slovakia profess to be Roman Catholic and the influence of the Church of Rome there is quite strong. At…

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Doing mission, from Slovakia to Africa
April 2012

Doing mission, from Slovakia to Africa

Doing mission, from Slovakia to AfricaWe are missionaries to Eastern Europe. What are we doing involved with kids from African slums?When we started working as missionaries, Central and Eastern Europe were locked in communism. Our ministry had to be clandestine, and we focused on the individual training of church youth leaders, hopefully staying under…

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Light and darkness in Slovakia
September 2007

Light and darkness in Slovakia

Light and darknessin Slovakia I recently made my fourth visit to Slovakia since 2000, this time accompanied by my wife Jean. I preached nine times in six days and the rest of the time was spent travelling, visiting believers in their homes and sightseeing in that beautiful country.We flew from Manchester to Bratislava. In spite…

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November 2004

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Slovak Republic

Fact File - Slovak RepublicArea: A landlocked country of 18,932 square miles; once the eastern 40% of Czechoslovakia.  Neighbours:Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.  Environment:The rugged Carpathian Mountains, including the Tatras, lie to the north (highest point 2,655 metres). South-western Slovakia's fertile lowland extends to the River Danube on the Hungarian border. Slovakia has…

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November 2004

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File

 Area:A landlocked country of 18,932 square miles; once the eastern 40% of Czechoslovakia. Neighbours:Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Environment:The rugged Carpathian Mountains, including the Tatras, lie to the north (highest point 2,655 metres). South-western Slovakia's fertile lowland extends to the River Danube on the Hungarian border. Slovakia has a rich wildlife. Population:5.4 million. Life expectancy:Men…

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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Slovakia
November 2004

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Slovakia

Slovakia, like Poland, Spain and Italy, is predominantly Catholic, even though it has many churches claiming to be Protestant. These include Baptists, Moravians and various kinds of Brethren.However, in Slovakia, Protestants are largely ecumenical and liberal in theology; and the real, regenerate church — believers saved by grace, through faith in Christ — is…

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Missionary Spotlight – A visitor in Slovakia
November 2004

Missionary Spotlight – A visitor in Slovakia

Czechoslovakia divided into two distinct republics in 1993. The Czech Republic is largely irreligious, but the Slovak Republic is predominantly Roman Catholic.In addition to Catholicism, shrines and large church buildings in Slovakia evidence Eastern Orthodoxy, and it is estimated there are about 400,000 adherents of Lutheranism.The credal distinction between Romanism and Lutheranism was greatly…

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Slovakia revisited
July 2002

Slovakia revisited

In May, Willis Metcalfe and I revisited Slovakia. The glorious countryside abounded with evidence of the Creator's handiwork - spectacular mountains, rivers and vast prairie-like plains. The villages are engulfed in vineyards, though the Communists scarred the landscape by erecting towering tenements in the cities.Tourists from the west may not yet have put Slovakia…

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