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All Articles from July 2010

Feed my sheep (2)

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July 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Feed my sheep (2)

Feed my sheep (2) Paul Brown Jesus didn't say to Simon Peter 'expound my word' (John 21). Rather, he said, 'feed my sheep'. Of course, that is a false contrast, and yet worth making, because it puts the emphasis in the right place. Expounding the word of God is not an end in itself; it is…

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Three bad dads of the Bible (3)

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July 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Three bad dads of the Bible (3)

Three bad dads of the Bible (3) Guest Column Anthony Selvaggio, JD, MDiv In the first two instalments, we've seen the failure of Eli, who refused to correct his sons, and the failure of Jephthah, whose spiritual ignorance sacrificed his daughter. While both permissiveness and ignorance are common problems today, there is a third problem that plagues…

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With Moravians in Tanzania

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July 2010
Tanzania

With Moravians in Tanzania

With Moravians in Tanzania   Some time ago I met a student from Tanzania studying here in the UK. His name is Willey Mwasile. He is a member of the Moravian denomination. When he returned to Tanzania he was appointed principal of Utungule Bible College.      He invited me to spend a couple of…

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Gower initiative

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July 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Gower initiative

Gower initiative A few months ago, one of Penclawdd's chapels - Bethel, a Welsh Independent church in the north part of the Gower peninsula - lost its minister. This left its congregation quite discouraged.  We go to the Calvinistic Methodist Tabernacle, in Penclawdd. Our youth group has been growing over the past year, in depth…

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Worship and the Great Commission

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July 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Worship and the Great Commission

Worship and the Great Commission Edgar Andrews If asked, most Christians would say that evangelism and worship are two quite different things. The Great Commission requires us to address man, while in worship we address God. In that sense, of course, evangelism and worship are indeed distinct. But at a different level there is a close…

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Just start somewhere!

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July 2010
News > Youth Features

Just start somewhere!

Just start somewhere!  We all need to read our Bibles, right? For me, towards the end of 2009 everyone seemed to be 'moaning' at me that I should read my Bible more, but I never knew where to start.  I had several daily devotional books, but they only had about one verse in, so…

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ET Comment – Has Dr Venter created artificial life?

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July 2010
Articles > Comment

ET Comment – Has Dr Venter created artificial life?

ET Comment - Has Dr Venter created artificial life? Announcing his 'creation' of the first synthetic life-form, geneticist Craig Venter declared on 20 May 2010: 'This is the first synthetic cell that's been made, and we call it synthetic because the cell is totally derived from a synthetic chromosome, made with four bottles of…

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Why the Bible matters to me

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July 2010
News > Youth Features

Why the Bible matters to me

Why the Bible matters to me  If I was to ask the question to people walking down the street today, 'What does the Bible mean to you?' I wonder what their answer would be. To many, the Bible is just a book; it is simply ink and paper.  What does the Bible mean to…

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‘I believe in … the holy catholic church; the communion of saints’

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July 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I believe in … the holy catholic church; the communion of saints’

'I believe in … the holy catholic church; the communion of saints' Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed  There is a vital communal aspect to the Christian faith, often overlooked. Whilst individual, personal faith in Christ is indispensable for salvation, the idea of Christians choosing to remain isolated from other Christians is foreign to…

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Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

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July 2010
Articles > Historical

Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2) Dr Richard V. Pierard, Scholar in Residence and Stephen Phillips Professor of History at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (2000-2006), concludes his exposé of racist ideas that have been infiltrating right-wing evangelicalism. There are three strains of racial anti-Semitism building on British-Israel ideas, although the mixture of these varies among Identity…

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Heartcry in Argentina

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July 2010
Argentina

Heartcry in Argentina

Heartcry in Argentina   There are various reasons for expecting that a meeting in Argentina dealing with the doctrines of grace would turn out a complete failure. Firstly, there is much ignorance on this subject, among churches and church leaders; and even a lack of interest in historic Christianity.      Secondly, the speaker chosen…

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Hello from Borneo!

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July 2010
Borneo

Hello from Borneo!

Hello from Borneo!   Rhian Roberts shares her impressions while nursing in a Christian village in Borneo   I left UK on 28January and after two flights, two buses and a truck journey arrived in the Living Waters Village (LWV), near a village called Manggala.      The 13-hour bus ride was an experience. About…

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What every parent should know about the Internet (8)

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July 2010
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

What every parent should know about the Internet (8)

What every parent should know about the Internet (8) News & views Nearly 100 years ago, on Tuesday 16 April 1912, the London Times reported that 'the White Star liner Titanic, which left Southampton on Wednesday [10 April] on her maiden voyage to New York, came into collision with an iceberg some distance from Cape…

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Personal view 2: Think about paganism!

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July 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Personal view 2: Think about paganism!

Personal view 2: Think about paganism! No, not the range of pagan practices resurgent in our nation, from superstition, astrology and divination, through to overt worship of Satan. Rather, pagan thinking of which we are guilty, for we are as yet imperfectly sanctified sinners; and wrong thoughts of God - pagan thoughts - are endemic…

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