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September 2019
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Peter Parkinson (Caring for Life) retirement

In early June, members of the Caring For Life family came together to celebrate with the charity’s co-founder, Peter Parkinson, on the occasion of his retirement. Taking up his first pastorate when aged 17, Peter served as a Baptist pastor. 32 years ago, he followed God’s call to care for some of the most…

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Worship Conference at Greeley, Colorado – Saturday 18th May 2019

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September 2019
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Worship Conference at Greeley, Colorado – Saturday 18th May 2019

An all-day conference was held in America focusing on the presentation of the cross of Christ in the context of reverent worship. It was held at the Reformation Baptist Church, Greeley, Colorado (50 miles north of the city of Denver). Pastor Steve Ong, minister of Reformation Baptist Church, hosted and chaired the conference. The…

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September 2019
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Wolverhampton Bible Convention 2019

Fifty years ago, a Bible Convention was inaugurated in the Shropshire village of Donington by a group of Christian men. The committee was formed under the leadership of Rev. Paul Houndsfield (Anglican vicar of Donington). Also involved were Dennis Moore (vicar of Wellington), Jack Stordy (a Wolverhampton business man) and others. A marquee was…

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September 2019
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2019 South Wales Revival Conference

This year was the 20th annual week-long conference (6-13 July). The fine weather was matched by excellent ministry. Stuart Olyott (Liverpool) opened the conference with a fine exposition of Ephesians 5:18: ‘Be filled with the Spirit’. Interestingly, the other sermons were all drawn from the Old Testament. Each evening from Monday to Friday, Mark…

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September 2019
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Christian law firm celebrates its first anniversary

In June, around forty people gathered at the Cathedral View conference centre in Westminster to mark one year since the formation of Edward Connor Solicitors. The firm provides evangelical organisations and churches with Christ-centred legal services. The anniversary celebrations included a presentation on the importance of legal compliance. Caroline Eade, the firm’s Head of…

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September 2019
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Cancer strikes budding preacher twice, threatening his speech

Reconciling suffering with a God of love is a staple of philosophical debate, but it became a painful reality for Ole Kristian Hunt, an elder at Grace Baptist Church, Ulverston, in Cumbria. At just 26, he was diagnosed with cancer. In a moving testimony at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle, he traced the ups and…

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September 2019
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Joshua Harris kisses his wife and his faith goodbye

Joshua Harris, the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye – a Christian guide to relationships – has left his wife and rejected his faith. Written when he was only 21, the book sold nearly one million copies around the world after it was published in 1997. According to the publisher, the book turned the…

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August 2019
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Discovering an amazing God in Eastbourne

God identifies with his people and displays his redemptive power towards them: this was among the messages brought to Christians at Bible by the Beach in Eastbourne earlier this year. Under the umbrella title of Amazed: Sin, Grace and an Amazing God, record numbers of delegates heard from a variety of speakers, including Don…

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August 2019
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New building for Ayr church

May 18 inaugurated a new chapter in the history of Ayr Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). Many visitors and former associates of the church gathered to give thanks for the Lord’s provision of a building and to mark its official opening. The congregation had been renting the property (in Lindsay Street, Ayr) from the…

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August 2019
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Newcastle Cathedral challenged over ‘queering the church’ event

The Christian Institute has taken Newcastle Cathedral to task over a weekend-long LGBT festival that included a panel discussion on ‘Queering the Church’. The event, which coincided with the city’s pro-LGBT march as part of July’s Pride Month, the cathedral hosted four panellists, including a Church of England curate who identifies as ‘non-binary genderqueer…

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August 2019
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Jonathan Fletcher banned from preaching over abuse allegations

Jonathan Fletcher, a leading evangelical figure within the Church of England, was banned from preaching following allegations of abuse, The Daily Telegraph has reported. The 76-year-old was stripped of his Church powers by the Bishop of Southwark in 2017 following complaints made to the church – Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon – where he used to…

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August 2019
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Grace Baptist church in South East hosts LGBT play

A Grace Baptist church in the south east of England has allowed a LGBT play to be staged in its building and has promoted the play through social media. The church is a member of the Association of Grace Baptist Churches South East, and the matter is being addressed within the association. The play…

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