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June 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Dumbing down worship

There is a phrase which was imported from America a couple of years ago: 'dumbing down' (from the German word for stupid, dumm). It is used of previously serious institutions which lower their standards in order to increase their appeal. Newspapers are accused of doing it, so are universities, the BBC and churches. Constructing…

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June 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Messages in stone

The sight of the stone tablets being hurled to the ground and broken, and the spectacle of Moses, the meek man of God, behaving with fury must have shocked even the wayward Israelites (Exodus 32). Their debauchery had come to an end with the return of Moses to the Israelite camp. During his long…

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June 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Revival snapshots

Kirk of Shotts A considerable company of Christians from many different parts of Scotland gathered at Kirk of Shotts on Sunday 20 June 1630 for the communion service. Several ministers shared the conduct of the proceedings, and much grace was upon all who were there. Indeed, so blessed were they that at the end…

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June 1997
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Southern Europe > Albania

Missionary Spotlight – Republic of Albania

History Although in New Testament times Albania had a flourishing Christian church, it had become part of the Ottoman Turk empire by 1468. Muslim domination continued right up until 1912 when independence was achieved from Turkey. One of the earliest attempts to re-evangelize the population was made in 1828, when the Bible Society completed…

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Historical

June 1997
Articles > Historical

Jane – Of whom the world was not worthy

Twelve-year-old Jane was one of a group of young people who came each Sunday afternoon to Legh Richmond's home shortly after he began his ministry in Brading on the Isle of Wight in 1797. Some of the children seemed bright and responsive as he taught them from the Scriptures, but Jane, a quiet child,…

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June 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Only a voice

That which distinguishes the prophets of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New as being true prophets and apostles (for there were many false ones then, as there are today) was not their education, eloquence, fame or miracles. It was the same thing which distinguishes the true from the false today: their…

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