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November 1999
News > International > Australia

Letter from Australia

I write this letter in the comfort and security of my study. We have just returned from three weeks holiday at a small seaside village called Lennox Head. It was just Val and I and the dog. There was no telephone in the house where we were staying and I didn’t turn on my…

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August 1999
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Independent Theological Academy

Six years ago the idea of the Independent Theological Academy was born. Initially, the Academy took the form of evening classes in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Then, in 1986, it moved to Wolverhampton and began full-time courses to train men for the Christian ministry. On 3 July the Academy held its first Graduation Service, when two…

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August 1999
News > International > United States of America

Letter from America

I was in the Pentagon, in Washington DC, the day after the war in Kosovo came to an end. Relief was universal, not just because a resolution to the conflict had been reached, but because people would now be able to spend time with their families again! The Pentagon is a vast structure. Built…

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April 1999
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The Bible and the TV Guide

They lie on the table, side by sideThe Holy Bible and the TV Guide.One is well worn but cherished with pride(not the Bible but the TV Guide).One is used daily to help folks decide(No! Not the Bible: it is the TV Guide).As pages are turned, what shall they see?Oh, what does it matter? Turn…

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January 1999
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Students away from home

For many students who have recently left 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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January 1999
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Reformation and Revival Conference 1998

Monday 16-18 November saw almost 80 Christians gathered at The Hayes in Swanwick, Derbyshire, for the annual conference of the Reformation and Revival Fellowship - formerly known as the Fellowship for Revival. The first of the two speakers to address the conference was Rev. John Marshall a congregational minister from Hemel Hempstead. His three…

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December 1998
News > International > China

House churches in China

Leaders of major house-church movements in China have issued a ‘united appeal’ calling on the Chinese Government to recognise the legitimacy of Christian groups outside the government-approved ‘Three Self Patriotic Movement’. The seven-point statement, issued from an unidentified location in Henan province and dated 22 August 1998, was reportedly drafted by twelve house church…

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November 1998
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Sierra Club

John Muir founded the Sierra Club, a powerful force for ecological concern. While many see the beauty of nature as an accident of evolution, to John Muir it revealed the very hand of God. Once he was standing with a friend at a high point of the Yosemite Valley. Filled with wonder and emotion,…

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November 1998
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Trafalgar revisited

The Gospel Ministries team was out in full force in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, 10 October, in a second opportunity this year to speak a word in season to needy souls. Once again, it was the seasoned open-air preachers who gained the ear of the public passing through or relaxing in this famous square…

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September 1998
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Town and Country: the potential mission field at your local agricultural show

Regular readers of this newspaper will agree on one thing: that in this age, as in any other, the only answer to the moral, social and economic ills of a nation and its people lies in the Word of God and the Saviour of whom we read in its pages. However, anyone who thinks…

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September 1998
News > International > United States of America

A Letter from America

Written on this side of the Atlantic! For the more widely-read amongst us, the word ‘Greendale’ will conjure up images of Postman Pat, Mrs Goggins, Ted Glen, Peter Fogg and a black and white cat called Jess. For me, it now has a new association — Heritage Baptist Church, Worcester, Massachusetts. The notice outside…

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April 1998
News > People > Obituaries

Theodore Bendor-Samuel

Theodore Harold Bendor-Samuel passed into the presence of the Lord on 26 February 1998, aged ninety-two. His physical condition had gradually deteriorated following a severe heart attack six months earlier. His public ministry had two main phases. For nearly thirty years he served as a pastor and then for a longer period he was…

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