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April 2021
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Conference explores Baptist Confession of Faith

It was a pleasure to gather with brothers and sisters from different parts of the world for an online conference studying the historical and contemporary significance of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. The conference was organised by the directors of the new publishing house, Parrēsia. It was designed as a ‘thank you’…

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April 2021
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Truth in Science holds its first ever Winter School

In January, Truth in Science (TiS) held their first Winter School for Christian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students at college or university. Prof. Andy McIntosh, leading the conference, said, ‘The whole reason for the TiS Student Initiative is to … grow future Christian Union leaders in our universities who understand the issues…

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March 2021
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Conference looks at ‘silent scandal’ of DIY abortions

An online conference last November lifted the lid on the silent scandal of ‘DIY’ abortions. More than 110,000 babies have been killed in England and Wales since March 2020. This has followed government policy allowing abortions at home under coronavirus emergency measures. Two mothers have also died through these unattended, self-administered abortions. Andrea Williams…

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February 2021
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Young believers told, ‘don’t fear the world’

In September around 60 socially-distanced people gathered at Welcome Hall Evangelical Church (WHEC) in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, for the induction of Gordon Robbins as Associate Pastor. Pastor Jeremy Brooks led the service, which was also broadcast online. He preached from Mark 10, emphasising how ministry is all about Christ rather than us. Gordon is married…

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January 2021
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Newcastle conference on evangelism

It was a crisis that prompted Westminster Presbyterian Seminary, Newcastle, to host a conference on evangelism this October. Conference speaker Andy Young summed up that crisis: ‘Europe is the only continent in the world where the church is receding.’ With mortality standing at 100%, the challenge remains for Christians to help others spiritually prepare…

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January 2021
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Trinitarian Bible Society holds annual meeting

In September the Trinitarian Bible Society held its 189th AGM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only a small number were present at the head office in South London. Others joined online, and the Society was greatly encouraged by the large number who viewed the meeting, including those across the world normally unable to travel to…

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December 2020
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Webinar considers faith of Michael Faraday

Professor Andy McIntosh recently delivered a webinar exploring the life and faith of 19th century scientist Michael Faraday. The event was hosted by Answers in Genesis UK, which has provided several online talks on creation during the Covid-19 lockdown. Prof. McIntosh’s own background is in science, having lectured at Leeds University. His infectious enthusiasm…

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October 2020
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Webinar: design in virology?

In July the UK Centre for Intelligent Design organised three webinars on the topic of design in virology. Three distinguished presenters (Prof. Michael Behe, Dr Jonathan McLatchie, and Prof. Hugo van Woerden) with expertise in academic research, teaching, and public health gave fascinating insights into the molecular structure, biochemistry, and function of viruses, including…

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October 2020
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Compass Camp goes online

Compass Camp is a Bible-centred summer camp for 11-17-year-olds based in the heart of the Lake District. Unable to meet physically this year in Coniston, camp went online. From 3 to 5 August, campers from all over the UK were able to meet on Zoom for six intensive sessions of fun, craft, games, Bible…

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October 2020
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Origins 2020: creationist scholars meet online

Origins, the annual meeting of the Creation Biology Society (CBS) and Creation Geology Society (CGS) was held online in July for the first time in twenty years. Over 100 registrants enjoyed talks on topics as diverse as fossil reptiles, fish hybrids, human chromosomes, and ice cores. I’ve participated in this annual meeting since 2004,…

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October 2020
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Concerns raised over LGBT and racism seminars at Aber Conference

Concerns have been raised over two seminars broadcast on YouTube by the Evangelical Movement of Wales. The seminars were aimed at young people. One seminar dealt with issues relating to LGBT rights, and another tackled the matter of racism. The seminars were part of an online alternative to the full conference which could not…

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September 2020
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Slavic Gospel Association UK marks 70 years

SGA (UK) celebrated its 70th anniversary in July. It was founded in 1934 in conjunction with Peter Deyneka, a Russian emigrant to the USA whose concerns for the spiritual wellbeing of his compatriots back in Eastern Europe led to the founding of the Association. SGA (UK) is a missionary organisation seeking to partner with…

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