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September 2018
News > Guest Column

The means of grace (1): preaching

Do you hear God’s voice? Has Jesus ever spoken to you? Has the Holy Spirit ever brought the truth of God to bear on your life in a personal way? Can you say that you meet with the Triune God regularly? It may surprise you that as an evangelical, Reformed and Presbyterian minister of…

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August 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution: USA – Facebook ban for professor

An American professor and author was banned from posting or commenting on Facebook for 24 hours, after he responded to a post by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The post, which showed a group of primary-aged children being taught to celebrate Gay Pride, also explained how Hollywood A-lister Jodie Foster had helped the presenter,…

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August 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution: USA – US artists forced to make gay invites

Two Christian business owners have been told by a US court they must use their artistic talents to create invitations for a gay wedding. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled against graphic designers Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, who run a stationery company that makes invitations for weddings and other events. The two owners…

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August 2018
International

International: Burundi – Burundi in need

Charity Tearfund has launched an emergency appeal for Burundi, as over half the population face chronic malnutrition. Burundi has faced decades of violence and political turmoil, alongside a changing climate causing droughts and flooding, which has left families across the country with severe food shortages and lack of medical care. According to Tearfund, recent…

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August 2018
News > Media

Media – Data breach hits Bible Society

The British and Foreign Bible Society (Bible Society) has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after the society’s computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. In a statement issued by the ICO, between November and December 2016 the intruders exploited a weakness in the Society’s network…

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August 2018
News > Church news

Church – Christian Concern welcomes GAFCON letter

Delegates at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem have agreed to a ‘Letter to the Churches’ that calls on the Anglican communion to hold fast to biblical teaching. The conference, which was attended by 1,950 representatives, agreed to call on the Archbishop of Canterbury, as leader of the Anglican communion, to reaffirm…

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August 2018
News

Centenary – SASRA and the World War 1 centenary

Over the next four months during this centenary year, the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association (SASRA) will help us reflect on the closing months of World War One and November 1918’s Armistice. Using its historical records, SASRA takes us back to August 1918 and reminds us that, even in war, Christians face an…

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August 2018
News > Conferences

Conference – Family Education Trust

Speaking at this year’s Family Education Trust conference, Dr Patrick Fagan, from the Marriage and Religion Research Institute in Washington DC, argued that it is a massive strategic mistake for the government to try to operate behaviour-changing programmes. Real change comes about through the relational spheres of family, church and school, he said. During…

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August 2018
News > International

International: USA – Pro-life decisions

Pro-life groups have welcomed the ‘life-saving’ decisions made by the current US government, despite pro-choice protests. During the past 18 months of Republican government in the US, the Mexico City Policy has been reinstated, to prevent US taxpayers from funding abortion clinics overseas. The government has also overturned the rule that forced states to…

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August 2018
News > International

International: Canada – Canadian law school denied accreditation

A British Columbia university has had its appeal for accreditation of its proposed law school denied by the Supreme Court of Canada. Following several legal battles, the law school was refused accreditation because of a row over the school’s religious requirements. According to advocacy group ADF International, Trinity Western University’s proposed law school asks…

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August 2018
News > Society

Society – Sparkle lost from royal sermon

US Bishop Rt Rev. Michael Curry’s wedding sermon for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has lost its sparkle among UK Christians, research has found. A poll by Christian thinktank Theos explored what people thought about the bishop’s lively sermon, once the media bandwagon had rolled on. The survey found most people were disappointed in…

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August 2018
News > People > Obituaries

OBITUARY: Ray Wilkie (1930–2018)

Leslie Raymond Wilkie, went to be with the Lord on 6 June 2018, after a short period of illness from cancer. He died peacefully at home, with his immediate family around him, who sang some of his favourite hymns as he was taken into his greater home. Ray, as he was called, was born…

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