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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Open homes

Article

March 2006
Northern Africa

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Open homes

A Christian midwife describes her work in North Africa It was a home with which my colleagues were familiar. They had been here for two previous deliveries and had been honoured guests for meals following those births. For me, however, it was a first-time experience — and one I shall never forget. It was…

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Article

March 2006
Morocco

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Kingdom of Morocco

Area: 172,414square miles.   Neighbours : Western Sahara, Algeria, and Spain (enclaves and islands). Morocco is Africa’s closest link to Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar. Environment : Morocco has the highest mountains (Atlas mountains; Jebel Toubkal 4,165 m) in North Africa. Its fertile coastal regions are well irrigated. The southern part of the…

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Non-Muslims under Islam

Article

March 2006
Islam

Non-Muslims under Islam

Last month we asked why Christians suffer where Muslims dominate. Among other things I explained the concept of dhimmi – the ‘protected’ status historically accorded to Jews, Christians, Sabeans and Zoroastrians who submit to Islamic rule and pay a special poll tax. But not all non-Muslims under Islam can be accorded dhimmi status. For…

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Backing for Bush on Intelligent Design

Article

March 2006
Scientific (including creation)

Backing for Bush on Intelligent Design

Americans are backing President Bush on teaching Intelligent Design or creationism in schools. If a recent survey is to be believed, two-thirds of Americans agree with their President’s call to teach Intelligent Design in schools alongside evolutionary theory.But while President Bush cautiously asserts that the cosmos was made by a ‘supreme being’ without identifying…

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Guest Column- Giving – again

Article

March 2006
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column- Giving – again

It’s that subject again — giving. But don’t misunderstand me. I am not appealing for money. However, as I indicated in this column last month, I am declaring a personal concern, yet one that is shared widely by church and mission leaders throughout the UK.Why return to the subject again? You are entitled to…

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Welcome to Youth Supplement

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

Welcome to Youth Supplement

It’s one thing to have ideas but it can be a nightmare to carry them through. It was my suggestion that Evangelical Times should do a Youth Supplement but I was really surprised when one of the Editors e-mailed me to say that they would give it a try. That was great because I…

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What is a Christian?

Article

March 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

What is a Christian?

What is a Christian and how do you become one? It’s a question that people still ask today. If you read the Bible in the book of Acts 11:26 (i.e. chapter 11 and verse 26) it tells you when Jesus’ disciples ‘were first called Christians’.Notice it doesn’t say Baptists, Methodists, Protestants, Charismatics or Brethren.…

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Christians and politics

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

Christians and politics

Approaching 18? Then you’ll soon be a fully-fledged member of society! It’s time to find out how far, as a Christian, you should get involved in that society. The question we are going to tackle here is: ‘Should we get involved in politics?’ There are two extreme views. One: try to create a theocracy…

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Intelligence beyond the Horizon

Article

March 2006
Scientific (including creation)

Intelligence beyond the Horizon

As noted in February's ET, a judicial ruling in Pennsylvania means that 'the ID fight is on'. According to this legal judgement, Intelligent Design is not science and should not be taught in science classes in state schools. The judge used very strong words, referring to the 'breathtaking inanity' of the school board.The verdict…

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Facing the Challenge of Evolution

Article

March 2006
Scientific (including creation)

Facing the Challenge of Evolution

Can you recall the moment you heard some startling news? Perhaps it was the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York or the car crash that killed Princess Diana. The moment is imprinted on your memory. My own ‘electric moment’ was a lecture on Earth Science I heard over 25 years ago as…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Article

March 2006
Morocco

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Evangelical Christianity in Morocco Articles and pictures in this month’s Missionary Spotlight (pages 14 & 19) are provided by Arab World Ministries (AWM) which commemorates 2006 as its 125th anniversary. It ministers to Arab peoples in North Africa, as well as to immigrants in North America and Europe. Morocco is one of 19 Arab…

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How to rise and shine

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

How to rise and shine

(not just rise!)Rise and shine! I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase (oops! The editor says it’s a clause not a phrase). Whatever it is, it usually means ‘wake up and stop moping about like a sack of potatoes’. But here I want to talk about how to rise and shine with God’s glory throughout…

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Stuffers, UFOs and the living God

News

March 2006
News

Stuffers, UFOs and the living God

The edge of known reality and beyondA common topic of conversation among my fellow students is the origin and reasons for existence of our world. The edge of known reality is a very helpful and easy-to-read book on just this subject for young people — both Christians and non-Christians. The book is clearly laid…

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones – 25 years on

Historical

March 2006
Articles > Historical

Martyn Lloyd-Jones – 25 years on

Peering through a jungle of scaffolding poles in Westminster Chapel, I first heard Dr Lloyd-Jones preach in 1950. The chapel had survived the war bet required considerable restoration work. But despite the distractions, as a young man of eighteen I had an overwhelming sense of the authority of God's Word as I listened to…

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Walking with the Bible

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

Walking with the Bible

Did you see the BBC TV series ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’? The idea was that you got a feel of what dinosaurs were really like and became acquainted with them. The same principle applies to knowing your Bible — that’s why I chose this title for my article.I will take a chapter (in this case…

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The Lord told me – I think!

Article

March 2006
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Lord told me – I think!

A conservative Baptist denomination presents a story in its newsletter concerning one of its members deployed in Iraq. This middle-aged soldier declared that often, as he wrestles with problems of various types, 'God just reveals the answer to me'. A leader from his church back home also claims to have heard from the Lord.…

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FROG and PUSH

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

FROG and PUSH

Even when I was 4 or 5 years old I had a very simple, childlike faith in Jesus Christ. My mum had been to a missionary prayer meeting and when she got home she came up to my room and told me a story about a missionary child who got lost in a jungle…

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Sport and the Christian

Article

March 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Sport and the Christian

'Sport should never become a religion, but true religion does have something to say in the world of sport' (Derek Cleave).Sport is an area of modern human culture that has received little attention from adherents of the Christian faith. True, in recent years there has been a plethora of biographies and autobiographies of sports…

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The sweetest sound

News

March 2006
News > Youth Features

The sweetest sound

I was brought up in a Christian home and always believed there is a God — but that’s as far as it went. But when I was ten I started going to a church youth group. I heard the gospel preached every week, but one week something new struck me — I was a…

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Putting asunder

Article

March 2006
Cults and other religions

Putting asunder

Last month I wrote about the control that the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) seeks to exercise over marriage. One example is their claim to have the power to annul marriages - 'putting asunder' what God has joined together. Let us look at this more closely.Human nature being what it is, it is sadly necessary…

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