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Education – Turkey and evolution
2017

Education – Turkey and evolution

Turkey’s plans, announced in June 2017, to banish the teaching of evolution in schools have been met with disquiet and cries of outrage. It is important that Christians respond in a rational and gracious way. Turkey’s head of curriculum for the ministry of education said that Darwin’s theory of evolution was ‘controversial’ and schools…

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2017

Education – Flourish for women

London Seminary has launched a course for women to start in September this year. The course, called Flourish, will run for nine days of lecturing, study and discussion, spread over the course of the academic year. It aims at biblical and theological depth, together with practical application. It meets at the seminary site in…

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2017

Education – Forty years of London Seminary

London Seminary celebrates 40 years of training men for pastoral ministry this year. Established under the leadership of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and others in 1977, London Theological Seminary (as it then was) had one aim: to prepare men called by God to preach the gospel and pastor Christ’s people. As its constitution puts it, the…

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2017

Education – New principal for London Seminary

The board of London Seminary has appointed Bill James, pastor of Emmanuel Church in Leamington Spa, as the next principal of the seminary. He will take up the post in January 2018. He follows in the footsteps of current principal Robert Strivens, who is to step down from the post at the end of…

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2017

Education – EMF student intake

Students on this year’s European Mission Fellowship course are predominantly from the UK, with just one each from France, Luxembourg, Poland and the Ukraine, and two from Portugal. From France, 22-year-old David Jaeg from Morschwiller-le-Bas (Mulhouse), was recommended to the school by his pastor of La maison de l’Evangile, Olivier Favre. The church, which…

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03 (March 2015)

Ofsted aggression

Pupils and teachers have voiced their strong support for a Christian school which has been earmarked for closure by Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary. According to a report from the Christian Institute, Ms Morgan has pledged to close down the Durham Free School after claims of homophobic bullying. One of the parents backing the school,…

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03 (March 2015)

Creationism in Scotland

The Free Church of Scotland has been campaigning against concerted plans to remove creationism from schools across the country. Rev. David Robertson, who is to become Free Church Moderator in May, has voiced his concern that the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) has succeeded in getting a petition to decision-makers in the Scottish government. His…

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10 (October 2013)

Students away from home

For many students who will shortly leave home to go away to college or university, this can be a difficult and dangerous time in their Christian lives. To come from a secure, even sheltered, Christian home and be plunged into the quicksands of modern student culture, can prove to be too much for some.…

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