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February 2019
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Reformation and Revival Fellowship Conference

Every year, in mid-November, about 70 people make the journey to Swanwick in Derbyshire for the annual conference of the Reformation and Revival Fellowship. There were two speakers this year, Geoff Thomas and George Macaskill. Both men were faithful to Scripture and warm in the delivery of the messages that the Lord had laid on their hearts. Geoff expounded the first seven verses of Zechariah 3. The glory of forgiveness and salvation was seen as Joshua’s rags were removed and he is clothed. Geoff also looked at the commission given to Joshua, reminding us all of the calling to serve God in our day and...

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February 2019
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Westminster Conference 2018

December 4-5 witnessed two days of excellent ministry at Regent Hall, London. Six papers were read on a variety of subjects. Paul Wells opened with a treatment of Amyraldism. He analysed Amyraldism in conflict as well as the nature of the divine decree and election. It was a technical, balanced paper prompting helpful discussion. Geoffrey Thomas spoke warmly on A.W. Pink. He covered his life, conversion and pastorates. Pink’s magazine, Studies in the Scriptures, was discussed and reference made to the industrious support of his wife. Pink was a gifted expositor, exemplified in such works as The Sovereignty of God, The Life of David and...

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January 2019
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‘God’s Glory Our Joy’ conference 2018

For the last 18 years, the ‘God’s Glory, our Joy’ conference has been held in the North West of England. This year’s trio of talks was on the theme of ‘Courage and Consistency’. Mike Judge (pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester and editor of this august publication) gave the first talk on ‘Cultural Shift and Evangelical Compromise’. He charted some of the major changes in UK society over the last 60 years and some of the ways in which evangelical Christians and churches have gone soft. Mark Stocker (pastor of Spring Road Evangelical Church in Southampton) gave a talk with a title borrowed from...

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January 2019
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Almost 900 attend FIEC leaders conference

Almost 900 people attended the annual FIEC Leaders’ Conference in Torquay in November. The theme was ‘Here and now: communicating the gospel in our post-Christian culture’. Don Carson’s outstanding exposition of Isaiah 6 brought a majestic view of the holiness of God, and also a sense of reality to gospel ministry. There is a note of hope for Isaiah in the chapter, but it would be fulfilled 700 years later in the coming of Jesus We are also caught up in the wider sweep of the rise and fall of nations and cultures, within God’s good purposes, and we should view our ministry in light...

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January 2019
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Scottish Reformed Baptist Conference 2018

As Christians gather from often small and scattered churches, few things refresh and bless the soul as gathering with like-minded believers and spending time together under the ministry of God’s word. The theme of the third Scottish Reformed Baptist conference in Pitlochry was ‘Lessons for Life’. Stephen Rees, pastor at Grace Baptist Church Stockport, was our main speaker. He spoke about Samson as a man of faith and deliverance. Samson grew up with every advantage, with godly parents in a godless Israel, but despite this, he went astray. We were encouraged that those with ungodly children can trust the sovereignty of God, as God was...

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January 2019
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Presbyterian Reformed Autumn conference

‘Why Creation not Evolution? The Bible and Science’ was the theme of the 2018 Autumn Conference of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Stockton-on-Tees on 27 October 2018. Addressing the interdenominational gathering of 80 people, Pastor Roger Fay spoke from Psalm 19 and Genesis, saying that God’s revelation of Himself in creation impacts everyone everywhere. Though non-verbal, the revelation concerning the Creator’s eternal power, goodness and Godhead is absolutely clear, universal, and eloquent. Genesis 1 reminds us that the creation was a work of the Triune God: Father, Son and Spirit. The account is not metaphor or myth but historical prose — miraculous, ex nihilo creation...

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January 2019
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Belarus: Reformation Day conference

Reformation Day was commemorated at a conference in Minsk organised on behalf of Evangelical Press Missionary Trust (EPMT). Around 40 attended the Belarus conference chaired by Pastor Slava Viazovski. The speaker was Jonathan Stobbs, chair of EPMT and pastor of Penzance Baptist Church. He spoke on Martin Luther and John Calvin, and how these men helped to shape the reformed faith throughout Europe for generations to come. The truths of the Reformation remain highly relevant to today’s church today. The enthusiasm of all attendees and their desire to see the gospel spread throughout the Russian-speaking world was encouraging.

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November 2018
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Conference – Festival of Grace

Over 80 people attended the 19th Gaulby Festival of Grace at St Peter’s Parish Church, Gaulby, in Leicestershire, on 8 September 2018. The event was inaugurated in 2000 to proclaim and celebrate the gospel of grace, build up believers in their holy faith and encourage them in their Christian walk. It has become one of the most significant rural parish events in Leicestershire. Organisers say the Gaulby Reformed Evangelical Anglican Fellowship upholds the doctrines of the English Reformers, subscribes to the Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of England and uses the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This year’s event theme was ‘Godliness in the Life of Christians’. Rev. Maurice Roberts...

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September 2018
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Conference – Singapore seminar on suicide

On 9 August, 71 participants from 26 churches and different backgrounds gathered for the Sovereign Hope Bible Presbyterian Ministry’s (SHBPM’s) seminar on depression and suicide. The seminar provided an edifying time of meditating on the medical and biblical perspective of suicide and depression.  This subject has been a matter of grave concern both locally and globally as we witnessed the deaths of some famous names, such as Matthew Warren, Kate Spade and Robin Williams, as well as local people who took their lives due to depression. The suicide rates among the elderly have also increased in Singapore in 2017 and we need to address it...

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Conferences – Inskip Bible Convention

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October 2018
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Conferences – Inskip Bible Convention

The Fylde Coast has a rich spiritual history. From the small village of Elswick came William Bramwell, the Methodist evangelist who so impressed William and Catherine Booth they named their first son after him. In the next village along from Elswick lies Inskip Baptist Chapel, a spiritual community that has worshipped here for the past 201 years. For 101 years the fellowship has put on a Bible Convention that has sought to encourage God’s people within the area by giving clear Bible teaching and dealing with relevant issues. This year was no exception. Over a four-day period approximately 300 people came to the convention and...

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October 2018
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Conferences – Presbyterian conference

Great fellowship and excellent talks marked this year’s Positively Presbyterian conference, held at Lendrick Muir between 20 and 22 August. Our devotional sessions were led by this year’s Moderator, Rev Angus Macrae, who led us through the experiences of Elijah and pointed us to greater trust in God. Our first speaker, David Meredith, explained Missio Dei, reminding us of the ‘sentness’ of God, but he also managed to fit in a tale of a sheep in a church. Ivor Macdonald provoked lively discussion with his paper on Scottish identity, leading us to reflect on issues of Free Church identity/identities, and whether ‘we don’t do England...

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October 2018
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Conferences – Junior Anglican conference

The Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference (JAEC) was held during August, welcoming approximately 35 delegates, including ministry trainees, ordinands, curates, early incumbents and others. The conference considered the theme of ‘The gospel in the parish’ and asked what gospel ministry looked like in 21st century parishes across the UK. This year’s JAEC looked at the nature of pastoral ministry in the context where most of it happens: the parish church. Bishop Wallace Benn opened the conference by asking, ‘What is a parish church?’ Speakers Johnny Juckes and Lee Gatiss both considered the task of pastoring in a parish church, drawing on their own experience of putting...

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