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January 2005
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Why did Bush win?

George Bush's 2004 electoral victory, when he won both the electoral college and popular vote, may well be down to one unexpected but key reason - many who voted for him did so with moral issues uppermost in their minds. If this is indeed the case, then this election is historic - it consigns…

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Urban Mission-blessing at Hull fair

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January 2005
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Urban Mission-blessing at Hull fair

The city of Hull has a population of well over a quarter of a million people. Each year it plays host to a week-long fair, one of the largest in Europe. Thousands of people come from far and wide to enjoy the fun. During this time the Open-Air Mission witnesses to lost souls, both…

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ET for Christmas?

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October 2004
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ET for Christmas?

‘It’s cheap but not nasty!’ someone said. ‘Sure, you would pay that for a good evangelistic tract!’ another commented. The arguments in favour flowed thick and fast. ‘It’s a good format, with a mixture of articles, some long enough to read in the train and some short enough to read over a cup of…

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October 2004
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Should British Evangelicals be in prisons?

We cover here the launch a a new conservative evangelical mission to reach prisons across the UK. Gerard Chrispin shares the vision behind DAYLIGHT Christian Prison Trust.Only rarely do we seem to hear anything good about prisons in the UK. By God’s grace there is a notable and encouraging exception — for those who…

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Is CARE careless?CARE’s approach to sex education

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October 2004
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Is CARE careless?CARE’s approach to sex education

Many parents are now deeply alarmed at the sex education that is being taught to schoolchildren. The Times headline, 'Free contraception boosts teen promiscuity and STDs', reflects this concern.The story of a 14-year-old schoolgirl given an abortion without her mother’s knowledge or consent — on the advice of a young sexual-health advisor — has…

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The Evangelical Library -problems and prospects

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September 2004
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The Evangelical Library -problems and prospects

The Evangelical Library is a unique resource which is both underused and underfunded. The correspondence set out below - consisting of observations by Mr Mike Iliff and an invited response from Library Chairman Professor Paul Helm - highlights both the problems and opportunities that face the work. We print these letters in a deliberate…

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The Evangelical Library – – problems and prospects

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September 2004
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The Evangelical Library – – problems and prospects

Much that Michael Illif highlights in his insightful assessment of the Evangelical Library has been acknowledged by the Trustees for some time. Just over two years ago they resolved to take steps to transform the library. Acting on the advice of an independent advisor (now our Communications Director) an upgrade of all the library’s facilities was duly devised. This included new technologies to afford better access to the library’s resources, the electronic cataloguing of the vast collection of over 80,000 books (making them available online via our new website) and new publicity and marketing. Clearly, such a programme needed someone to implement it. But within...

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The stranger within our gates

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July 2004
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The stranger within our gates

We have all been strangers in a new place - disturbed when no one seems to care about us. Even in our own country we can have difficulty understanding the locals, and are reassured when we meet someone we can talk to . We learn something of what it means to be a stranger…

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Ministering to asylum seekers

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July 2004
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Ministering to asylum seekers

The term 'asylum seeker' was not common until four years ago, but now it is used with disdain or even hatred - often incited by misrepresentation from politicians and the Press.Whatever your reaction, I want to tell you about some we have met during the last four years, and how our church is trying…

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Reeth Bookshop

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July 2004
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Reeth Bookshop

Faith Cook opened the Old Temperance Bookshop at Reeth over a year ago - and we're still here! Thanks to our willing volunteer staff we continue to open four afternoons and one morning a week.We have had customers from the USA, New Zealand and Australia. The latter was carrying an Evangelical Times advert for…

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‘Straight Talk’-gospel television goes on air

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February 2004
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‘Straight Talk’-gospel television goes on air

Readers may recall that in July 2003 Evangelical Times carried a report ('Television, the modern marketplace') on a new initiative for using satellite TV in the UK for biblical evangelistic preaching. The plan was to broadcast a five-minute, twice-weekly, no frills, preacher-to-camera presentation by men of proven faithfulness to the gospel and the courage…

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Omri Jenkins 1915-2003

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December 2003
Obituaries

Omri Jenkins 1915-2003

Omri Jenkins, who died on 2 September2003 aged 88, was born in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, a small village in south-west Wales. His parents were converted during the 1904 Revival and he was named after a respected evangelist.His early years were spent in the Pentecostal fellowship which they attended. Omri could set no date for his…

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