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All articles in category Western Europe

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February 2016
Germany

Encouragement in Berlin

Liberal Christianity, National Socialism, Communism: the turbulent developments of modern German history have seemingly attacked the true church from every angle, and this is the case in Germany’s capital city, Berlin. Berlin has a population of 3.5 million and is at the centre of one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies. It is also playing a…

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August 2015
Germany

Berlin church plant

It is apparent that Western Europe is still a mission field in 2015. Nations that would have once boasted full churches and many believers have drifted far from the truth of the gospel. Aware of this need, the church planting committee of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales (EPCEW) was in much…

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October 2013
France

What can be done?

Fiona Steward, a missionary with UFM Worldwide and Grace Baptist Mission, has been reaching out to students in Bordeaux, France, for the last 8 years. She shared her inmost motivations in a recent prayer letter. What can be done without God? An obvious question, but one that our sinful, self-reliant, self-glorifying hearts need to…

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July 2013
France

Praying for France

The population of France is around 65 million, 20 per cent living in the Paris area. Public life in France is ruled by the republican idea of liberty, equality and fraternity. This means neutrality with regard to religion, which is absent from politics or education.       Laws exist regulating religious practice, and minority groups…

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June 2013
France

A week of outreach organised by ‘La Voix des Prophètes’ (Voice of the Prophets) in Paris.

About 110 young people between the ages of  15 and 25 were on the team. During the week there were more than 500 significant conversations! Over 900 Bibles were distributed. More than 500 copies of the booklet ‘Cher Abdullah’ and the CD ‘Chemin vers le ciel’ (testimonies of Christians from Muslim backgrounds) distributed. We…

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June 2013
France

Serving the Lord in Brittany

As a French and European history undergraduate student at Cardiff University, I spent the academic year 2011-2012 in Guingamp, Brittany.       This was my year abroad in France. From an academic point of view, its purpose was to improve my language skills and immerse myself in French culture. I was able to fulfil these…

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June 2013
France

Praying for France

France today The population of France is around 65 million, 20% living in the Paris area.       Public life in France is ruled by the republican idea of liberty, equality and fraternity. This means neutrality with regard to religion, which is absent from politics or education. Laws exist regulating religious practice and minority groups…

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April 2013
Germany

Church planting in Berlin

In September 2012, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales (EPCEW) began a monthly church planting Bible study in south west Berlin. However, any work of church planting rarely begins without preparatory work beforehand.

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November 2011
Germany

Delayed justice

Delayed justice  The Associated Press (AP) has reported that prosecutors have reopened hundreds of dormant investigations of former Nazi death camp guards. These might now be charged under a new precedent set by the conviction of retired US autoworker John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk, now 91, was deported from the USA to Germany in 2009 to…

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Switzerland – awakening interest in Apologetics and Reformed Theology

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June 2005
Switzerland

Switzerland – awakening interest in Apologetics and Reformed Theology

As pastor of the Action Biblique church in Basel, Switzerland, I was recently able to organise two seminars led by Dr Martin Erdmann – whose apologetics approach is founded on Reformed theology. I was grateful for this opportunity for several reasons.   Firstly, Christian apologetics is not talked about much in Evangelical churches these…

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Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

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October 2003
Germany

Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

  Humanly speaking, the Protestant Reformation began in Germany, where Martin Luther discovered justification by faith alone and spoke out against the errors of Rome.   As the Reformation spread to other lands, and new leaders emerged, German preachers and theologians remained in the forefront of what was perhaps the greatest spiritual movement since…

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Missionary Spotlight-Italian Switzerland

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April 2003
Switzerland

Missionary Spotlight-Italian Switzerland

Italian Switzerland includes the canton of Ticino. The Protestant Reformed Church was established here in the nineteenth century and today has churches in towns like Muralto, Ascona, Locarno-Monti, Bellin-zona and Mesolcina. This denomination is like Reformed Churches in other parts of Switzerland. It enjoys media slots and teaching opportunities on radio and television, as…

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