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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

A taste of Zambia

Proclamation Institute Zambia, training men and women for ministries in Kitwe, Zambia, held an information day in Kegworth, Derbyshire in May. Visitors were treated to hymns and cuisine, Zambian style, before being updated on gospel work in Zambia. Joe Kapolyo and Andrew Muwowo spoke of the need for cultural sensitivity when engaging Zambians with…

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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

Newhouse Baptist Church anniversary

Situated in the Blackdown Hills on the Devon-Somerset border, this church recently celebrated its 367th anniversary. Rev Courtenay Harris led a thanksgiving service, using Paul’s experience of heaven (2 Corinthians 12) and the shepherdess’ desire for Solomon (Song of Solomon 4) to remind members to pursue a meaningful, felt relationship with Christ.

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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief > Science

Andy McIntosh outreach event

At an evangelistic event held at a York hotel in May, thermodynamics professor Andy McIntosh spoke of atheism’s inadequacy to explain science, reason, ethics and meaning. He said, ‘This line of reasoning has resonated with unbelievers at these evangelistic events.’ Over 100 sceptics and believers attended with much discussion following.

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October 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

Proclaiming the Good News to thousands in Gloucester

  ‘Proclaiming the Bible Salvation Verses’ to over 30,000 people lining the streets of Gloucester on Saturday 13th July 2019, was a resounding success. The annual Christian outreach to the people watching the Gloucester Carnival procession has taken place every year for the past 36 years. This year, 33 Christians took part and worked…

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October 2019
News > People > Obituaries

Douglas Higgins (1914-2019)

Douglas was born in the small village of Gleadles, South Yorkshire, a few days after the outbreak of World War I. He came to faith in Christ at the age of 22. His eyes were opened by the words of 1 John 5:12 – ‘He that hath the Son hath life; and he that…

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October 2019
News > Conferences

‘Exploring the Old Testament and its world’ at Tyndale House

Have you ever wondered how we know the Old Testament we read today is the same as that of Jesus’ day? Or how biblical events fit into the history of other nations in the Ancient Near East? Tyndale House, a research institute in Cambridge, exists to study questions like these. In June, it invited…

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October 2019
News > Mission

International team brings the gospel to London’s Jewish Community

Christian Witness to Israel (CWI) launched an outreach campaign to London’s Jewish communities in July and August. A 40-strong team from Britain, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Israel and beyond, all joined hands to reach out with the good news of the Messiah. CWI’s presence in London dates from the 19th century. It was formerly…

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October 2019
News > Conferences

Northumberland Bible convention attracts 200

In July, the small Northumbrian village of Longframlington swelled in size as some 200 people from across the northeast and Scotland gathered for the 72nd Bible Convention. Sponsored by Longhorsley Mission Free Church, the three-day annual gathering proved to be a time of sound teaching and warm fellowship. In several messages from John 13…

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October 2019
News > Church news

Hitchin outreach week centres on preaching rather than social events

A week of evangelism was held to celebrate 150 years since the construction of Grace Baptist Church in Hitchin. ‘Big Answers’ was the focus of the outreach. A team, including members of Grace Baptist Partnership, went into Hitchin town centre daily to engage passers-by with the gospel. Evangelistic evening meetings were held and issues…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

Cameroon: Bible translator murdered

Anti-Christian violence in Cameroon has intensified, with seven Christians killed in one village during an overnight attack. Among the seven murdered in the village of Wum, in the northwest, was a man called Angus Abraham Fung. Fung, a Cameroonian national, worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators. His wife, Eveline, had a hand cut off and…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

China: Cries for freedom met with tighter control

Release International has called on the Chinese government to grant freedom of religion to Christians who face increasing persecution on the mainland. According to Paul Robinson, chief executive of the international advocacy organisation, the scenes of protest and counter-measures unfolding on the streets of Hong Kong reflect the desperate cry for freedom in mainland…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

Australia: New religious freedom bill proposed

New legislation is being proposed in Australia to protect a person’s freedom of religious expression, after Christian rugby player Israel Folau was fired for posting comments about hell on social media. As reported in Evangelical Times, the former Wallabies star had his multi-million dollar contract terminated, after posting a message on his Instagram account.…

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