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July 2017
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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 seminary was to teach the ‘great truths recovered at the Reformation’. Outgoing principal Robert Strivens said, ‘In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, we give thanks to God for the joy and privilege of teaching those same truths, rooted in Scripture, to future preachers and pastors today. ‘Over the years,...

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July 2017
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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 July 2017. David Green, vice-principal, will be acting principal in the meantime. Mr James, who has been at Emmanuel since 1991, trained for the ministry at Toronto Baptist Seminary, and for many years has been involved in training men for various ministries, both in the UK and overseas. Before entering the...

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June 2017
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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 was supported by EMF in the past, has encouraged him to come to the EMF school, because the church is convinced the study of the Bible will develop his knowledge and gifts for God’s service. Thirty-eight-year-old Tamar Anghi, a Romanian-born German living in Luxembourg, considers it increasingly important to have a...

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March 2015
Education

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, Alison Pearson, who is herself a lesbian, has been vocal in her support of the school against the claims, which were made by Ofsted, the schools’ regulator. Ms Pearson said her daughter, Amy, had been ‘victimised’ at a previous school because of Ms Pearson’s sexuality, but claimed that there had been...

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March 2015
Education

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 comment came after a parliamentary committee passed a petition to the Education and Culture Committee to ban the teaching of creationism, just shortly after the government and teaching unions had told members of the Scottish Parliament that it was not an issue in schools. The SSS has been campaigning to stop...

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October 2013
Education

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. How can Christian students cope with the temptations they will face? The answer lies in looking. Look to God The stories about people turning away from the faith in college may fill you with foreboding, but be assured that there are countless Christians who have been greatly encouraged and blessed while...

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March 2013
Education

Christian Heritage Centre welcomes home-school group

A group of about 25 home-schooled children and their mothers spent the morning at the Heritage Centre, Bell End, Rowley Regis, one day at the end of January.

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