Subscribe now

All articles in category News

News

June 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Ealing prayer ban appealed to Europe

Alina Dulgheriu, the young mother who challenged a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around an abortion facility in the London Borough of Ealing, has announced she will submit her case to the European Court of Human Rights. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom refused permission to appeal in March, leaving the European Court…

Read more

News

June 2020
News > Society

Under 18s may be safeguarded from ‘irreversible’ transgender treatment

Youngsters aged under 18 could be stopped from having ‘irreversible’ sex-change treatments, the government has signalled. The equalities minister Liz Truss said she wanted to ‘protect’ under 18s with gender dysphoria from making decisions which cannot be reversed. The government is currently reviewing the law on transgenderism, with trans campaigners calling for the rules…

Read more

News

June 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Crown prosectors remove ‘distressing’ hate-crime guidance after legal action

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has finally pulled its controversial LGBT hate-crime guidance for schools following legal action by a 14-year-old girl. The guidance, which had been published in January this year, warned schools they could be taken to court if they do not allow transgender pupils to use the toilets and changing rooms…

Read more

News

June 2020
News > Ethics

Adoption agency legal action

A Christian adoption and fostering agency which finds homes for children with complex needs has gone to court because officials have said its Christian ethos is discriminatory. Ofsted — which is responsible for inspecting such agencies — downgraded the Cornerstone agency because it holds to a biblical view of marriage. Supporters of the Cornerstone…

Read more

News

June 2020
News > Church news

Churches won’t reopen until July at the earliest

Places of worship in England won’t be advised to reopen until 4 July at the earliest, according to the government’s recovery strategy. An official document released by the Cabinet Office says it is the government’s ‘ambition’ to open ‘public places (such as places of worship)’ as part of the third step to recovery. The…

Read more

News

June 2020
News > Guest Column

More than words: Voice, translation, and teachers

Thirty years ago I submitted my final year undergraduate project: a computer conferencing program for Unix workstations. Unlike the conferencing apps we’re all using today, thanks to Coronavirus, it didn’t include photos, audio, or video — it was simply words typed onto a screen. However, it did have emojis as part of trying to…

Read more

News

June 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral > News > Interviews

Interview with John MacArthur (part two)

This is the second part of a recent interview with John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in California. Each month millions around the world listen to his sermons through radio broadcasts or the Grace to You website. ET: Judgements regarding separation are tricky, for example when you associate or not. How much agreement…

Read more

Historical

June 2020
Articles > Historical > News > People

‘What Mincaye and his tribesmen meant for evil, God used for good’ Mincaye Enquedi: 1930–2020

Mincaye Enquedi (90) passed away peacefully at home in the tiny village of Tzapino on 28 April 2020. Very few people will know the name, and fewer still will mourn his passing. While he was largely unknown on earth, he is now, by God’s grace, well known in heaven. Mincaye, meaning wasp, was born…

Read more

News

May 2020
News > Church news

Northeast Reformed Baptist conference

About thirty people gathered in February for the latest in the series of Northeast Reformed Baptist Studies which took the form of a day conference. Aycliffe Evangelical Church kindly loaned their building and facilities. The church was also generous enough to provide the welcome refreshments between sessions. A small bookstall was also available. Oliver…

Read more

News

May 2020
News > People > Obituaries

Dr John C. Whitcomb (1924–2020)

Theologian, author, and forefather of the modern creation movement, Dr John C. Whitcomb has died aged 95. Whitcomb co-authored The Genesis Flood in 1961, a landmark defence of flood geology which revived widespread interest and research into creationism. Born in Washington, D.C., Whitcomb studied geology, palaeontology, and ancient history at Princeton University in the…

Read more

News

May 2020
News > People > Obituaries

Ruth Berry (1909–2019)

The oldest inhabitant of Guernsey and probably the oldest supporter of the Trinitarian Bible Society, was recently called home at the age of 109. Mrs Ruth Symons Berry was involved in TBS’s work for years, annually distributing hundreds of ‘Golden Thoughts’ calendars to many parts of the world as well as responding to letters…

Read more

News

May 2020
News > People > Obituaries

Norman Wells: Family and education campaigner

Longstanding family campaigner and past contributor to Evangelical Times Norman Wells has died after contracting COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Nicola and their nine children. Norman had been Director of the Family Education Trust since 2004. Before that, he had worked with Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society. Over…

Read more