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September 2019
News > Church news > Conferences > News in brief

Wolverhampton Bible Convention 2019

Fifty years ago, a Bible Convention was inaugurated in the Shropshire village of Donington by a group of Christian men. The committee was formed under the leadership of Rev. Paul Houndsfield (Anglican vicar of Donington). Also involved were Dennis Moore (vicar of Wellington), Jack Stordy (a Wolverhampton business man) and others. A marquee was…

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September 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

2019 South Wales Revival Conference

This year was the 20th annual week-long conference (6-13 July). The fine weather was matched by excellent ministry. Stuart Olyott (Liverpool) opened the conference with a fine exposition of Ephesians 5:18: ‘Be filled with the Spirit’. Interestingly, the other sermons were all drawn from the Old Testament. Each evening from Monday to Friday, Mark…

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September 2019
News > People > Obituaries

Dr Norman Geisler (1932-2019)

Renowned apologist, author and philosopher, Dr Norman Geisler has died at the age of 86. Known as a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham, Geisler was a leading light in the defence of evangelical Christianity. In a career spanning seventy years, he founded Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina and Veritas International University…

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September 2019
News > Conferences

Family Education Trust conference tackles Marxist-feminist view of marriage

The ramifications of liberalising divorce law, plus growing state regulation of family life were the focus of this year’s Family Education Trust conference. Colin Hart (Christian Institute director and Coalition for Marriage chairman) averred that the development of overly sentimental or Marxist-feminist views of marriage have undermined its meaning. Referring to governmental plans to…

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September 2019
News > Church news

Christian law firm celebrates its first anniversary

In June, around forty people gathered at the Cathedral View conference centre in Westminster to mark one year since the formation of Edward Connor Solicitors. The firm provides evangelical organisations and churches with Christ-centred legal services. The anniversary celebrations included a presentation on the importance of legal compliance. Caroline Eade, the firm’s Head of…

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September 2019
News > Education > Society

Vicar resigns as school governor after raising concerns about sex education

In June, an Anglican vicar came under fire for expressing concerns about proposed changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Writing in his parish magazine, Rev. Peter Hughes commented on sex education in general, suggesting that it can encourage experimentation and have the unintended consequence of grooming children and making them vulnerable to abuse.…

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September 2019
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Cancer strikes budding preacher twice, threatening his speech

Reconciling suffering with a God of love is a staple of philosophical debate, but it became a painful reality for Ole Kristian Hunt, an elder at Grace Baptist Church, Ulverston, in Cumbria. At just 26, he was diagnosed with cancer. In a moving testimony at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle, he traced the ups and…

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September 2019
News > International > Society

Netherlands: Protest against PedoPride gains traction

Paedophile activists attempted to hijack the LGBT Pride Week celebration in Amsterdam, under the banner #PedoPride, reports have claimed. The activists stated they want to achieve acceptance for ‘alternative forms’ such as this vile practice by joining the LGBT movement, despite strong protests from all sides against allowing the group to take part. During…

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September 2019
News > International

Israel: Archaeologists discover King David’s city of refuge

Archaeologists in Israel believe they have unearthed the 12th century BC biblical city of Ziklag. In the book of 1 Samuel, David flees from King Saul and settles in the Philistine town of Ziklag until Saul’s death. The site was found 43 miles from Jerusalem, near the modern city of Kiryat Gat. While other…

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September 2019
News > International

Indonesia: Churches face closure

Two new churches in Java are facing the threat of closure in a rising tide of persecution in Indonesia. The Family of God Church in West Jakarta received its official permit earlier this year, but has yet to meet because of local protests. Pastor Timotheus said the church has received threats from Islamic Defenders…

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September 2019
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Nigeria: Imam given award for saving nearly 300 Christians

An elderly Imam who saved the lives of hundreds of Christians fleeing a murderous attack by Muslim Fulani militants in Nigeria, has received an award recognising his courage. The 83-year-old man, called Abubakar Abdullahi, was given the US International Religious Freedom Award for selflessly risking his own life. On 23 June 2018 militants attacked…

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September 2019
News > Society

Public rejects calls for abortion law changes

Britons do not want current legal safeguards around abortions to be removed, two separate polls have found. The polls, from ComRes, revealed that proposals from abortion lobby groups for extreme changes to the abortion law in England and Wales are out of line with public opinion. Some 72 percent of respondents think abortion should…

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