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All articles in category Conferences

Conference – Transgender conference
2017

Conference – Transgender conference

The addresses given at this year’s Family Education Trust conference focused on a topic much in the public consciousness, and one which has been largely confined to academic debate. In his paper on the transgender agenda, the chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Dr Peter Saunders, traced the rapid growth of the number…

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Conference – Church history afternoon
2017

Conference – Church history afternoon

Leicestershire played host to the 2017 Church History Afternoon on Saturday 3 June. The ‘Puritan Earl’ (Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon) and Hannah Marshman, first woman missionary to India, were two contrasting subjects for this year’s well-attended conference, at Barton-in-the-Beans Baptist Chapel. As the speakers demonstrated, both Henry Hastings and Hannah Marshman were…

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2017

Conference – Ministry wives’ retreat

More than 30 ministry wives gathered in May at Holland House in Worcestershire for a special retreat organised by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). Jane McNabb from The Slade Church in London was the main speaker and her three talks were based on Matthew 6: ‘Live for your Father,’ ‘Delight in your Father’ and ‘Ask…

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2017

Conference – Church planting

Eight couples involved in planting churches joined the first ever church planters’ retreat, hosted by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) in May. Andy Paterson, mission director for the FIEC, spoke on Psalm 91 at the retreat. He was keen to organise the gathering as part of the FIEC’s support for church plants.…

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Conference – Scottish Reformed Conference 2017
2017

Conference – Scottish Reformed Conference 2017

An Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman walked into a conference … no punchline given, just first-class Bible teaching at the 28th Scottish Reformed Conference! Held at Hamilton College in May, several hundred people gathered to worship and hear the Word of God preached in an uplifting and challenging way. The first speaker was Rupert Bentley-Taylor.…

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2017

Conference – Cycle of shame

Christian women in the persecuted world have to endure a cycle of shame, attendees at an international conference in Belgium have heard. According to the conference, the church must learn to listen in a radical new way to Christian women who have been driven to silence by persecution and shame, and not leave them…

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2017

Conference – William Perkins Conference

‘Imagine studying the Reformation without access to the works of Luther or Calvin. Well, stunningly, when we consider the monumental Puritan period, the works of its ‘father’, William Perkins, have not been published since the early seventeenth century. Thankfully, our lack of access to one ‘justly esteemed by his contemporaries as a master in…

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2017

Conference – Grace Baptist Assembly 2017

‘Barriers are broken down by proclaiming the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth!’ This final sentence was the fitting conclusion to the 2017 Grace Baptist Assembly (GBA). We met at the Hayes Conference Centre, from 9-11 May, for our 14th year as a residential conference. Malcolm and Jean…

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