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December 2020
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Webinar considers faith of Michael Faraday

Professor Andy McIntosh recently delivered a webinar exploring the life and faith of 19th century scientist Michael Faraday. The event was hosted by Answers in Genesis UK, which has provided several online talks on creation during the Covid-19 lockdown. Prof. McIntosh’s own background is in science, having lectured at Leeds University. His infectious enthusiasm…

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October 2020
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Webinar: design in virology?

In July the UK Centre for Intelligent Design organised three webinars on the topic of design in virology. Three distinguished presenters (Prof. Michael Behe, Dr Jonathan McLatchie, and Prof. Hugo van Woerden) with expertise in academic research, teaching, and public health gave fascinating insights into the molecular structure, biochemistry, and function of viruses, including…

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October 2020
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Compass Camp goes online

Compass Camp is a Bible-centred summer camp for 11-17-year-olds based in the heart of the Lake District. Unable to meet physically this year in Coniston, camp went online. From 3 to 5 August, campers from all over the UK were able to meet on Zoom for six intensive sessions of fun, craft, games, Bible…

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October 2020
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Origins 2020: creationist scholars meet online

Origins, the annual meeting of the Creation Biology Society (CBS) and Creation Geology Society (CGS) was held online in July for the first time in twenty years. Over 100 registrants enjoyed talks on topics as diverse as fossil reptiles, fish hybrids, human chromosomes, and ice cores. I’ve participated in this annual meeting since 2004,…

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October 2020
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Concerns raised over LGBT and racism seminars at Aber Conference

Concerns have been raised over two seminars broadcast on YouTube by the Evangelical Movement of Wales. The seminars were aimed at young people. One seminar dealt with issues relating to LGBT rights, and another tackled the matter of racism. The seminars were part of an online alternative to the full conference which could not…

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September 2020
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Slavic Gospel Association UK marks 70 years

SGA (UK) celebrated its 70th anniversary in July. It was founded in 1934 in conjunction with Peter Deyneka, a Russian emigrant to the USA whose concerns for the spiritual wellbeing of his compatriots back in Eastern Europe led to the founding of the Association. SGA (UK) is a missionary organisation seeking to partner with…

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September 2020
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Banner of Truth moves online for conference: All things for good?

In June, the Banner of Truth held an online conference in place of its regular ministers’ conference, cancelled due to Covid-19. The question mark at the end of the conference title was deliberate. It was to highlight the fact that, in times of trouble, believers can easily question Paul’s great assertion in Romans 8…

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August 2020
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Christian medics national conference hosted online

In April over 750 Christian medical professionals gathered online for the Christian Medical Fellowship’s National Online Gathering. The conference title was ‘How long, O Lord? Finding hope in Christ when the storm clouds gather’. CMF has over 6,000 members working as doctors, nurses, and other roles. CEO Dr Mark Pickering said, ‘Our goal is…

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August 2020
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Zoom conference addresses suffering and God’s glory

In May Gospel Reformation:UK hosted a free and lively online conference called Zoomutopia. Thrown together in just a few weeks, the conference witnessed great preaching and teaching from Kevin DeYoung (Christ Covenant Church, North Carolina), Garry Williams (Director, Pastors’ Academy) and Jonty Rhodes (Christ Church Central, Leeds). In their promotional videos GR:UK explained that…

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July 2020
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‘Pursuing peace’ at Dewsbury conference

In March, 120 men and women met at Dewsbury Evangelical Church for a lively, interesting conference on ‘Pursuing peace in all your relationships’. The speaker was Dr Robert D. Jones, professor of biblical counselling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Many attendees hold positions of responsibility in evangelical churches across northern England.…

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April 2020
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Southern Presbytery colloquium hosted by Knightwood, Glasgow

Knightswood Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in Glasgow recently hosted the eighth Southern Presbytery colloquium. Numbers were up on last year’s event; at least seven people attended for the first time. The first paper was given by Revd Andrew R. Allan and addressed the doctrine of effectual calling. Citing the Westminster Standards and other…

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April 2020
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GBC Portsmouth anniversary focuses on revival

Grace Baptist Church, Portsmouth, recently celebrated its 18th anniversary. Brian Edwards (Hook Church, Surbiton) visited and spoke on three occasions. The weekend’s theme was revival. Brian surveyed five of its hallmarks: awesome awareness of God’s presence; deep conviction of sin; longing for holiness; passion for the lost; and joy in worship and prayer. Brian…

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