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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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March 2020
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EMF conference addresses ‘spiritual climate change’

Around 100 people gathered for the European Mission Fellowship’s conference last November, themed around current shifts in belief among Europeans. Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the EMF. Mission Director Steven Bowers began the day by quoting from Five Minutes to Midnight, Omri Jenkins’s history of the charity. He reminded delegates of the…

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March 2020
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Westminster Conference explores ‘The Puritan Experiment’

The recent Westminster Conference — mainly devoted to the study of historical theology, with special reference to the Puritan era and lessons for today — met, as usual, in the convenient and comfortable Salvation Army’s Regent Hall in Oxford Street, London. About 100 men and women were present for each of the six sessions.…

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February 2020
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‘By the Bible alone!’: the Essex Puritan Conference

The third Essex Puritan Conference was held at Stranger’s Rest Evangelical Church, London, in late October. Around forty delegates came from far afield, including South Korea and Singapore.The theme was ‘By the Bible alone!’, emphasising the Reformed doctrine of sola scriptura. Over three days, lectures were given by Dr Robert Oliver (‘The Geneva Bible’),…

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February 2020
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Christian perspectives on mental health at education conference

In recent years mental health has become a high-profile issue, especially among young people. Thanks to the pervasive presence of social media, the youth of today are under unrelenting pressure to conform and to be ‘liked’. Additionally, the absence of moral absolutes and the prominence of the LGBT+ agenda have compounded confusion in the…

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January 2020
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Gaulby Festival of Grace: ‘A closer walk with God’

The twentieth Gaulby Festival of Grace was held in September at Countesthorpe Baptist Church in Leicestershire. Around sixty people attended the day conference under the theme: ‘A closer walk with God’. Kevin Bidwell outlined the work of Sheffield Presbyterian Church. Their vision is to promote confessional Presbyterianism in Sheffield. They have planted churches in…

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January 2020
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Wilberforce Academy aims to equip a generation of leaders in public life

Christian Concern recently hosted its 10th Wilberforce Academy. Sixty students and young professionals attended the five-day training course in Oxford. It aimed to equip them to become the next generation of leaders in public life – culture-makers who remain faithful to the gospel. It is clear that Western culture repeatedly rejects biblical truth, said…

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January 2020
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From confusion to clarity in the modern evangelical scene

October is the time when russet-coloured leaves detach themselves and waft gently to the ground. Yes, but for me (and a fair few others), it is the time of year when we journey to Warrington for the annual ‘God’s Glory, Our Joy’ conference. Themed ‘From Confusion to Clarity’, the speakers were Stephen Rees (Pastor…

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January 2020
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The ‘resurrection’ of All Saints Church and the Reformation conference

The focus of this year’s ReformationUK Conference was the Holy Trinity. It was organised by Gateshead Presbyterian Church but took place in All Saints Church in Newcastle during October. The venue has had quite a history. It has been a site of Christian worship since the 12th century. The current edifice was built between…

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December 2019
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The Pastors’ Academy conference puts theology back into practice

The Pastors’ Academy at London Seminary held its annual two-day conference in September. It was good to catch up with old friends and make new ones as we considered the subject, ‘Putting theology back into practice: the sons of Jacob’. My initial fears that the focus was too narrow were soon dispelled. Garry Williams…

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