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Tireless service – Fred Mitchell

Historical

June 2006
Articles > Historical

Tireless service – Fred Mitchell

A young prisoner was hustled through the massive entrance gates of Wormwood Scrubbs and pushed into a cell. Fred Mitchell was left alone. What had the open-faced boy from Yorkshire done to deserve such punishment? It was 1915 and the First World War was not going well for England. At the second Battle of…

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Togetherness in the gospel

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June 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Togetherness in the gospel

'I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now' (Philippians 1:3-5).Although togetherness in Christ is implicit from the outset of the letter to the Philippians, the word 'fellowship' does…

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June 2006
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

BROKEN MINDS – THE PROBLEM OF DEPRESSION

David Gregson reflects on a recent book by Steve and Robyn Bloem In 1985, American Steve Bloem was about to make a final visit 'with a view' to what seemed a very suitable and attractive church in Florida. He had a wife and a young family and had successfully passed through Bible seminary. Up…

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June 2006
Albania

Albanian mission anniversary

                                         Albanian mission anniversary   The Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM) marked the 20th anniversary of its founding with special meetings in Oxford on Saturday 1 April at the Reformed Baptist Church in Albert Street. People gathered from various parts of England and Wales.      The first session was addressed by AEM director David Young…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone

Article

June 2006
Sierra Leone

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone

The gospel arrived in Sierra Leone over 200 years ago, the first missionaries being former slaves from Britain. They strode up the shore from their ship praising and thanking God, and singing an Isaac Watts hymn: ‘Awake! And sing the song, Of Moses and the Lamb’.   Missionaries indeed – for many of these…

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Horatius Bonar at Borehamwood

Historical

June 2006
Articles > Historical

Horatius Bonar at Borehamwood

As many of the Lord's people know, there are Annual Lectures and Annual Lectures! Sometimes we set out for an advertised lecture that promises much, only to be treated to yet another dose of what Dr Lloyd-Jones aptly called 'barren intellectualism'.Fortunately there are other occasions, when our hopes are realised and the lecture enlightens…

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June 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

The gospel of Judas – GOOD news or BAD?

If it's not the talk of the town already, I guess it soon will be. With the launch of The Da Vinci code on film, and the recent rediscovery of the 'gospel of Judas', religious mystery and intrigue has rarely had a better press. Perhaps received wisdom as taught by the church is not…

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Guest Column

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June 2006
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

Job - A reflection from the middle of the storyThrough a great swathe of the book of Job - from the beginning of Chapter 3 to the end of Chapter 31 - we are listening, largely, to Job himself. As we do so, one thing stands out more clearly than anything else. Job is…

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Article

June 2006
Sierra Leone

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-The way forward in Sierra Leone

Christopher Jonah, his wife Betty and baby Ciel have set off on a lonely path. They have, with the help of friends in the UK, set up their own mission – Truth Mission. Saddened by the way in which the Bible is mishandled throughout the country, and by the prevalence of ‘prosperity’ teaching, Truth…

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Catholicism and the Emergent Church

Article

June 2006
Cults and other religions

Catholicism and the Emergent Church

'Not since the Jesus Movement of the early 1970s has a Christian phenomenon been so closely entangled with the self-conscious cutting edge of US culture. Frequently urban, disproportionately young, overwhelmingly white, and very new - few have been in existence for more than five years - a growing number of churches are joining the…

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Cyprus in the New Testament

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June 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

Cyprus in the New Testament

After being ruled by Egypt from 570 BC, Cyprus was enslaved to King Cyrus of Persia before becoming part of the Greek empire - which lasted until about 58 BC when the Romans took over until AD 330.   Barnabas   A letter from King Agrippa (Acts 25:13) to a certain Caius says, 'Jerusalem…

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June 2006
Albania

John Blanchard visits Albania

                                            John Blanchard visits Albania   Albania is only slightly larger than Wales and its population of 3.5 million is just a little more than that of the Principality, but there the comparisons end.       While Wales shares the benefits of being part of a modern Western state, Albania is the second-poorest country in Europe,…

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June 2006
Articles > Comment

Comment-Leadership

'Leadership' is a buzzword these days, with society's ills frequently (and at times unfairly) traced back to failures by our national leaders. Yet few political leaders would continue to hold office without the tacit consent of the majority - who are thus complicit in maintaining the very leadership of which they complain. So, what…

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