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February 2012
Reviews > DVD

Faraday – Man of science and man of God

A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that. We often think of the noble army of pastors, teachers and missionaries who have worked tirelessly to build the kingdom of God in many parts of the…

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We don’t do God

Review

February 2012

We don’t do God

We don’t do God George & Andrew Carey Monarch – Lion Hudson 176, £7.99 ISBN: 978-0-85721-030-2 Star Rating: 1  The former Archbishop of Canterbury here joins forces with his journalist son to express their concerns about the spiritual direction that Britain is taking. They lament the increasing pace of secularism in the UK public arena…

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Grace and glory

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Grace and glory

Grace and glory John was arguably the person closest to Jesus during his three years of incarnate ministry. He described himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved; it was he who sat closest to Jesus, in deep friendship, at the Last Supper. And it was John who said of Jesus, ‘We beheld his glory,…

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‘I haven’t lost her’

Article

February 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘I haven’t lost her’

The old Christian’s wife of many years had died and the other believers in the church were not slow to express their sympathy. One of them said to him, ‘I am sorry you have lost your wife’. He replied, ‘I have not lost her; I know exactly where she is and one day I…

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News

February 2012
News

Hibernian heritage

Hibernian heritage The Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) has defended its stance against parliamentary policies to classify civil and homosexual partnerships as marriage despite strong complaints.    In a statement from its Northern Presbytery, the FCoSC said, ‘Any proposals to permit homosexual “marriage” amount to a direct attack on the teaching of the Bible and…

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Meeting Abdul

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February 2012
Articles > World Mission > Islam

Meeting Abdul

Meeting Abdul The meeting takes place in his small grocery shop. [The Christian’s speech is italicised.] Hi! Good morning! My name’s Richard. I am Abdul. I notice that you have the shahada [Muslim declaration of belief in the unity of Allah] on your wall. Do you read Arabic? No. But I recognise the shahada,…

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Faraday – Man of science and man of God

Article

February 2012
Reviews > DVD

Faraday – Man of science and man of God

DVD review Faraday — Man of science and man of God Professor Andy McIntosh 2011 Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe), £9.00 A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that. We often think of the noble army…

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News

February 2012
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Batman manhandled

Batman manhandled British-born Hollywood actor Christian Bale has been raising awareness of China’s poor human rights record by attempting to visit a human rights lawyer under house arrest.    Mr Bale, star of Batman, was allegedly ‘roughed up’ by militia who were guarding the entrance to where blind activist Chen Guangcheng lives. Mr Chen has…

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News

February 2012
News

Two-way Cameron

Two-way Cameron Christian Concern has questioned Prime Minister David Cameron’s pro-Christian statements, in the light of his unbiblical stance on gay marriage.    In a speech last December, marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Mr Cameron claimed the UK was a Christian country ‘and we should not be afraid to say so’.  …

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Missionary zeal

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February 2012
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Missionary zeal

Missionary zeal The last paper was a heart-warming presentation by Hugh Collier of the life and missionary labours of John Eliot (1604-90), ‘apostle to the Indians’. Settled in New England and pastor of a church, at the age of 40 Eliot determined to reach the native American Indians. He learned their language and preached…

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The half has not been told!

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

The half has not been told!

‘The half has not been told!’ ‘You haven’t heard the half of it!’ We sometimes use this expression when relating our experience to someone who has only the gist of it, but not the full story. The experience could be a wonderful or terrible one. We send a postcard to a friend from an…

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Britain’s only hope

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February 2012
News

Britain’s only hope

Britain’s only hope On 1 October, Penn Free Methodist Church in Buckinghamshire held its second annual ‘Britain’s only hope’ conference.    Friends gathered, not only from within a 20 mile radius, but also from the West Country and as far away as North Wales.    Peter Murcott, a former lecturer in law from the Isle of…

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Article

February 2012
Ukraine

Nadya’s story

Nadya’s story We visited my parents to say goodbye. I didn’t know how to say we were leaving, but as I began to talk I saw how hard it was for them. It was August 1991, the time of the tank putsch in Red Square, Moscow. Dad said, ‘What are you doing? Where are…

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‘Not … apart from your Father’

Article

February 2012
Articles > Comment

‘Not … apart from your Father’

‘Not … apart from your Father’ This phrase in Matthew 10:29 — ‘Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’ — teaches that the Lord is closely involved in all of our lives.     He is active, as Jesus says,…

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News

February 2012
News

Nigeria conference

Nigeria conference The Reformed Bible Conference 2011 in Nigeria had as its topic, ‘The sufficiency of Christ and the Scriptures for the life and ministry of the church’.    It was the 9th Reformed Bible Conference for ministers, church leaders and Bible college students in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, Nigeria.    The Five Pillars of…

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News

February 2012
News

OAC conference

OAC conference     ‘This definitely helped me to rediscover passion for the Lord and his gospel’ was the reaction of one person attending the Passionate Proclamation Evangelism in Cardiff conference.     Held from the 7-11 November, Open Air Campaigners Ministries (OAC) organises this annual event, drawing people who are active in outreach, ranging from…

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Peter’s life lessons

News

February 2012
News > Youth Features

Peter’s life lessons

A famous line of football commentary says, ‘It’s a game of two halves’, referring to a reversal of fortune for one team. Matthew 16 reads like a game of two halves for Peter.  In the first half (vv. 13-20) he made a Spirit-inspired statement that received high commendation from the Saviour, but in the…

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Family night

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February 2012
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Family night

Family night A special family night was held at Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church on 16 December to mark the end of its latest Kidz Klub series. This was about the famous words of the Lord Jesus known as the ‘Beatitudes’.     Nearly 30 children took part, performing a selection of songs that included…

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News

February 2012
News

Slippery slope

Slippery slope A new article debating the links between voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia has been published by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal. The academic work, called Is there a logical slippery slope from voluntary to non-voluntary euthanasia?, aims to show how arguments against euthanasia, based on fears that it could lead to further…

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Reformed thought: selected writings of William Young

Article

February 2012
Reviews

Reformed thought: selected writings of William Young

Reformed thought: selected writings of William Young Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Ray B. LanningReformation Heritage, 430 pages, $27, ISBN 978-1-60178-159-8 Dr William Young maintained a long, robust defence of Reformed thought. Paul Helm, writer of the book’s Introduction, comments of Young’s writings that, ‘they reveal the depth of his theological knowledge, and…

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All-Asia Creation Conference

Article

February 2012
Asia

All-Asia Creation Conference

All-Asia Creation Conference Nearly 600 delegates came to the Kuala Lumpur All Asia Creation Conference last autumn. About 500 believers came from the Kuala Lumpur area and the remaining 100 from more than 15 countries, including Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and India.    Ken Ham took the main sessions, showing that the creation…

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News

February 2012
News

Week of evangelism

Week of evangelism Some 11,000 gospel tracts and service invitations were delivered to houses across Dundee, Perth and Cumnock ahead of a Christmas week of evangelism.    Participants from eight churches were able to deliver the invitations and offer prayers and hospitality. Each church had non-Christian visitors attend their gospel carol services.    Ali McLachlan, general…

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News

February 2012
News

Hair and believe

Hair and believe In an unusual move motivated by mission, a Christian beautician has swapped the stylish salons of the US for back-breaking work in Moldova with Operation Mobilisation (OM).    According to an OM newsletter, Ashley spent two months in the East European country giving more than 250 haircuts and sharing her faith with…

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Not much of a souldier

Article

February 2012
Reviews

Not much of a souldier

Not much of a souldier David Christie Diadem Books, 269 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-908026-11-8 Not much of a souldier is historical fiction. It charts the origins of the Cameronian Regiment through the story of its principal characters, William Cleland, the first commanding officer of the regiment, and covenanting minister, Alexander Shields, who became its…

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The hymns of Charles Wesley (2)

Historical

February 2012
Articles > Historical

The hymns of Charles Wesley (2)

The hymns of Charles Wesley (2) We have noted that there is an enduring popularity to Charles Wesley’s hymns, especially when set to rousing tunes, and we have already looked at some of these (January ET). Now let’s consider two more great Wesley hymns. Of O love divine, how sweet thou art! one Methodist…

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One Lord, one plan, one people

Article

February 2012
Reviews

One Lord, one plan, one people

One Lord, one plan, one people Rodger Crooks Banner of Truth, 466 pages, £8.50, ISBN: 978-1-84871-137-2 Rodger Crooks is minister of Belvoir Presbyterian Church in Belfast, and in September 2004, at the evening service, he started to preach one sermon on each book of the Bible. Sixty-seven sermons later (67, because one is entitled…

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Pastor for Nelson

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February 2012
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Pastor for Nelson

Pastor for Nelson On Saturday 12 November 2011, Andrew Bowden was inducted as pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Nelson, South Wales.     Bethel was formed as a church in 1978 following a number of local evangelical believers gathering together for prayer and Bible study. Later, after meeting in homes, and under the guidance…

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Reaching east in West London

Article

February 2012
United Kingdom

Reaching east in West London

Reaching east in West London Cranford, in the London Borough of Hounslow, lies under the flight path of the world’s busiest airport.     Cranford Baptist Church is about 1,800m from the end of the northern runway of Heathrow Airport, and aircraft often pass overhead. When the church was founded in the 1930s, Heathrow was…

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Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Historical

February 2012
Articles > Historical

Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones There was concern once again over Lloyd-Jones’ health in the early summer of 1949. He felt exhausted and suffered from catarrh as well as other ailments, such as depression due to overwork. Wisely, he decided to seek the medical advice of his former hospital boss, Lord Horder. The latter had…

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News

February 2012
News

Underage sex

Underage sex With surprising sleaziness, the Guardian, one of the UK’s respected newspapers, has published an editorial by an 18-year-old student in which she declares underage sex is fine, as long as it’s consensual.    The student, Simone Webb, pays little heed to medical and psychological research about the adverse effects of sexual intercourse at…

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Port Harcourt

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February 2012
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Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt Christ’s Reformed Baptist Church at Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has made 13 televised broadcasts on consecutive Saturdays, each at11.00am and, according to a church newsletter, drawing much interest from the community.    The first broadcast went out on Rivers State Television on 12 November and, since then, many have called to find out more…

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News

February 2012
News

Riot report

Riot report Onlookers became advocates and participants in last year’s August riots because social ‘norms’ were frozen during those four days, an academic study has found.    Initial findings from the 40-page report, Reading the riots, carried out jointly by the Guardian and London School of Economics, found many of the rioters did not initially…

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Premier debates

News

February 2012
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Premier debates

Premier debates Former ET editor Edgar Andrews, scientist and author of best-selling book Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything, recently engaged in two 60 minute debates on Premier Radio’s ‘Unbelievable’ programme. The first, on 26 November, was with atheist Robert Stovold and the second, on 3 December, with evolutionary biologist Lewis…

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Light Party

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February 2012
News

Light Party

Light Party Jesus has brought light into our darkness, so it seems apt that, instead of hiding behind our doors at Halloween avoiding the celebration of darkness, we should celebrate the light that came to obliterate darkness.    This is the fourth year that Oak Hill Church in Surrey has held a Light Party for 1…

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Beyond 1611

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February 2012
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Beyond 1611

Beyond 1611 The flurry of conferences, events and media interest in the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible during 2011 raised the profile of Scripture in public consciousness. But how, in a postmodern culture, is Scripture best interpreted?     This question was addressed at the Christianity and History Forum’s autumn conference, ‘Beyond 1611:…

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Sorted

News

February 2012
News > Youth Features

Sorted

Sorted On 12 November youth groups from around the capital (and a few rebels who travelled from Newcastle) met in Westminster Chapel for a day of worship, fellowship and teaching at Sorted. This is an annual youth event hosted by Capital Youthworks, a network of Christian youth workers in and around London. The theme…

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Go, stand, speak – the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel

Article

February 2012
DVD

Go, stand, speak – the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel

DVD review Go, stand, speak — the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel The Apologetics Group & Go Stand Speak Ministries $14.99 from http://www.gostandspeak.com This production is of a good quality, with interviews and footage that lasts over two hours. It is helpfully broken up into its various sections.     A…

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Machine gun preacher

Article

February 2012
DVD

Machine gun preacher

Film Review Machine gun preacher Director: Marc ForsterWriter: Jason Keller (screenplay)Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon This is a Hollywood film. It stars Gerard Butler, has high production values and tells the story of Sam Childers, an American citizen who still spends much of his time in South Sudan, seeking to help…

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Article

February 2012
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File

Area – 441,000 square miles. Neighbouring countries – Colombia straddles the top of South America, with Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador as its near neighbours. The Isthmus of Panama connects into Colombia’s north-west, so that Colombia has separate Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Environment – A wide variety of terrain and climate, ranging from…

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News

February 2012
News

Fishers of men

Fishers of men David Livingstone longed to see the kingdom of God established around central Africa’s lakes. Continuing this vision, workers with Operation Mobilisation (OM) are identifying individuals in local villages with a desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. The OM team knows these men and women are able to reach their…

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Article

February 2012
Albania

Albanian Evangelical Mission

World Mission Albanian Evangelical Mission Christmas Day saw the retirement of David Young, director and one of the founders of the Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM). Here is an interview between him and William Hadspen: WH: David, how did you become drawn to Albania so many years ago? DMY: When I was 18, I worked…

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Co-belligerents, not allies

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Co-belligerents, not allies

‘Co-belligerents, not allies’ In my work with the Christian Institute over the past 20 years I have often been involved in seeking to persuade politicians to propose good laws and resist bad ones. Comparatively few politicians are Bible-believing Christians. Anyone who is engaged in arguing for a change in public policy has to convince…

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News

February 2012
News

Elderly care

Elderly care The Government has pledged to pour in another £150 million to improve care for elderly people, amid continued reports of poor treatment given out in geriatric wards.    According to the BBC, ministers allocated the extra money for patients to get care at home, after warnings that local authority cuts were exacerbating a…

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Article

February 2012
Evangelistic

Keith Chapman

Saved in retirement

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Bath ordination

News

February 2012
News

Bath ordination

Bath ordination There was standing-room only on Saturday 22 October for the ordination and induction of Mr Bill Goodman to the pastorate of Bethel Baptist Chapel in Bath.    Following the home call of the former pastor, Michael Wood, the church had continued to meet on the Lord’s Day with a number of visiting preachers…

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News

February 2012
News

Muslim debate

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Moving in the right circles

Article

February 2012
Reviews

Moving in the right circles

Moving in the right circles Chick YuillIVP, 192 pages, £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-503-6 This book aims to be an antidote to pious ‘church-ianity’ — understanding Christianity to be passively attending church meetings without any engagement with the world around us.    The author passionately pleads that Christians should be constantly maturing as ‘apprentices of Jesus’ and…

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News

February 2012
News

North Korea’s daily bread

North Korea’s daily bread The scent of jasmine washed over North Africa, the Gulf States and Asia during 2011, but will 2012 bring the smell of freshly cooked dough to North Korea? A small bakery run by Christians in a city in North Korea is hoping to make a difference. According to Barnabas Fund,…

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News

February 2012
News

Nigerian Christians under Attack

Nigerian Christians under Attack Release International has called for prayer for Nigeria’s Christians after Islamistmilitants bombed churches and a state of emergency was declared in the New Year.Nigeria’s president, professing Christian Goodluck Jonathan, has vowed to defeatthe terrorist group Boko Haram and closed parts of the borders with Niger, Chadand Cameroon.Boko Haram (meaning ‘Western…

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News

February 2012
News

Tesco boycott

Tesco boycott Supermarket giant Tesco is said to be reconsidering its plans to drop a cancer charity in favour of giving financial support to the Gay Pride movement.    Tesco was embroiled in controversy after it announced that it would reduce sponsorship for Cancer Research’s Race for Life, while deciding to sponsor Pride London, Britain’s…

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News

February 2012
News

God’s quarterback

God’s quarterback A new poster-child for Christian values has emerged from an unlikely source — the bench of the Denver Broncos.    Nicknamed ‘God’s quarterback’, the young American football player, Tim Tebow, drops to one knee and prays publicly before each game.    Jeers turned to respect, however, when the underdog football team started winning matches…

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Howard Donaldson (1931–2011)

Article

February 2012
Obituaries

Howard Donaldson (1931–2011)

Howard Donaldson (1931–2011) British expatriate evangelist Howard Donaldson, aged 80, has died after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, and four sons John, Stephen, Michael and Andrew.     As a teenager, he was converted after listening to a travelling evangelist, Mr White, from the Open-Air Mission. Mr Donaldson soon began…

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News

February 2012
News

No porn

No porn The Bangladeshi government has approved a tough new anti-pornography law which would see offenders jailed for up to 10 years. According to the BBC, this is the Muslim country’s first law to targeting the spread of pornography.    The legislation bans making or selling of any kind of pornographic material, and those found…

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Gospel hearing

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Gospel hearing

Gospel hearing Preachers have a responsibility to ensure that the gospel gets a hearing. Paul says, ‘For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe’ (1 Corinthians 1:21). It is by hearing the…

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News

February 2012
News

Commission approves assisted suicide

Commission approves assisted suicide Patients with less than a year to live should be helped to die legally, a 415-pagereport has recommended.The Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired by Lord Falconer QC, saiddoctors should be allowed to assist terminally ill patients to kill themselvesas long as the patients had less than a year to live,…

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Roland Lamb

Article

February 2012
Obituaries

Roland Lamb

Roland Lamb The Rev. the Hon. Roland Lamb died on 23 November 2011, aged 94. The son of Lord Rochester, he trained for the Methodist ministry after graduating from Cambridge University.     He served as a chaplain in the Middle East during World War 2 and afterwards in churches in South Shields, Walton-on-Naze, Aberystwyth…

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Prayer, mission and justice

News

February 2012
News > Youth Features

Prayer, mission and justice

Prayer, mission and justice There was a tangible excitement in the air as Scottish students gathered together for a day of prayer, worship and the Word on 5 November. The theme was ‘Prayer/mission/justice’.     Invitations were issued to all the Scottish universities. With fresh coffee in hand, students made their way into the main…

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News

February 2012
News

Reformed Presbyterian (RP) Church plant

Reformed Presbyterian (RP) Church plant Church planting work is never smooth sailing, and the fellowship in Stornoway has definitely weathered its share of storms.     So it was perhaps fitting that those travelling up from Airdrie faced some rough conditions to get to Stornoway for the induction of Rev. David Karoon on a Saturday…

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Why a Bible college training?

Article

February 2012
Articles > Guest column

Why a Bible college training?

Guest Column Why a Bible college training? Have you ever been ‘apprehended’ by the strong arm of the law? Thankfully, that has never been my experience, though we have all witnessed it happen to others, at least on TV. There is, I believe, an identity crisis in theological training in the UK today. I…

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News

February 2012
News

Asia Bibi

Asia BibiThe Christian mother-of-five who has spent three years on death row has sufferedan attempted strangulation attack by a prison guard.According to news reports, the bounty on Asia Bibi’s head, which has reached$8000 (£5160) has prompted a spate of attempts on her life, meaning she now has tocook her own meals in prison over…

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Expectant, confident prayer

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Expectant, confident prayer

Expectant, confident prayer In Acts 4, the Christians believed God would answer their prayers, even in the face of great discouragement and threats from the authorities. They had been faithful and bold in proclaiming Jesus, but now were forbidden. They had hit a brick wall! But they didn’t give up. They turned to prayer,…

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News

February 2012
News

Miraculous reunion

Miraculous reunion An Indonesian girl was reunited with her family seven years after she was swept out to sea by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.    Now 14, Mary Yuranda, from Aceh, was believed to be dead, but instead had been ‘rescued’ and forced to work as a street beggar, her parents told reporters. Sky…

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Speaking seriously and sensitively about hell

Article

February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Speaking seriously and sensitively about hell

Speaking seriously and sensitively about hell What is the preacher to do with hell and eternal punishment? In our day and age these particular truths strike some as comical and others as cruel. To some, hell is a joke. It’s about little devils in red tights. It’s a place where illicit pleasures are indulged…

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News

February 2012
News

School of evangelism

School of evangelism     Christianity Explored (CE) returned to its church of origin, All Soul’s, Langham Place, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its first official publication.     Speaking at the All Soul’s School of Evangelism conference, founder of CE Rico Tice presented an overview of how the ministry has developed over the past…

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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Vietnam

Article

February 2012
Vietnam

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Vietnam

Missionaries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance began work in Vietnam in 1911. By 1929 their work resulted in the establishment of an independent Evangelical Church of Vietnam. Over the years other missionary societies joined in the work of church-planting and by the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 there were 154,000 Evangelical…

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News

February 2012
News

Cyclone Thane

Cyclone Thane Nearly 50 people have been declared dead after Cyclone Thane lashed India’s south-eastern coast. Rain and gale-force winds of up to 125 kilometres an hour, accompanied by tidal surges of up to 1.5m, hit Tamil Nadu state, causing extensive damage and forcing coastal villagers to move to relief shelters.    A report in…

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News

February 2012
News

Iran and Iraq

Iran and Iraq The hard-line Islamist state of Iran started the New Year by test-firing two ‘long-range’ missiles during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz.    According to Al-Jazeera, deputy navy commander Mahmoud Mousavi told the official Iranian news agency: ‘We have test-fired a long-range shore-to-sea missile called Ghadr (capable), which managed to successfully…

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Review

February 2012

Moving in the Right Circles

Moving in the Right Circles Chick Yuill IVP 192 pages, £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-503-6 Star Rating: 3   This book aims to be an antidote to pious ‘churchianity’ – understanding Christianity to be passively attending church meetings without any engagement with the world around us.The author passionately pleads that Christians should be constantly maturing as…

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Review

February 2012

Bringing the gospel home

  Bringing the gospel home Randy Newman IVP 224, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-527-2 Star Rating:****   Ecclesiastes 12:12 tells us ‘Of making many books there is no end,’ and this is certainly true of books on evangelism.  However,  Randy Newman has written a book on evangelism which I suspect will not gather dust on the…

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Review

February 2012
Reviews > Book

One Lord, One Plan, One People

One Lord, One Plan, One People Rodger Crooks Banner of Truth Trust 466 pages, £8.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-137-2 Star Rating: 4   Rodger Crooks is minister of Belvoir Prebyterian Church in Belfast and in September 2004, at the evening service, he started to preach one sermon on each book of the Bible. Sixty-seven sermons later…

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Review

February 2012

Gospel Basics

Gospel Basics Andrew A. Bonar Banner of Truth Trust 162 pages, £6.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-123-5 Star Rating: 3   If you do not know much about Dr Andrew Bonar then this book’s opening chapter by D M McIntyre gives us a taste of the man as a preacher. It is clear that he was an…

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Review

February 2012

Not much of a soldier

Not Much of a Souldier: From Drumclog 1679, To Dunkeld 1689 David Christie Diadem Books 269 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-908026-11-8 Star rating: 1   ‘Not much of a souldier’ is historical fiction and charts the origins of the Cameronian Regiment through the story of its principle characters William Cleland, the first commanding officer of…

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Review

February 2012

Reformed Thought: Selected Writings of William Young

Reformed Thought: Selected Writings of William Young Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Ray B. Lanning Reformation Heritage Books 430 pages, $27 ISBN 978-1-60178-159-8   Dr William Young maintained a long, robust defence of Reformed thought. Paul Helm, writer of the Introduction comments of Young’s writings that ‘they reveal the depth of his theological…

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Review

February 2012

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher Director: Marc Forster Writer: Jason Keller (screenplay) Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon   A Hollywood film is currently on general release by the name of Machine Gun Preacher. It stars Gerard Butler, has high production values and tells the story of Sam Childers, an American citizen but a…

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Review

February 2012

Go Stand Speak

GO STAND SPEAK The forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel The Apologetics Group & Go Stand Speak Ministries $14.99 from http://www.gostandspeak.com   This production is of a good quality, with interviews and footage that lasts over 2 hours. It is helpfully broken up into various sections. A number of evangelical leaders…

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