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Of one blood

News

March 2007
News

Of one blood

Anglican Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith has written a new hymn for The John Newton Project to mark the bicentenary in 2007 of legislation by Parliament and Congress to abolish British and American participation in the slave trade.  Our God and Father, whose eternal mindbreathed life into our dust and gave us birth,and of one blood…

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News

March 2007
News

Dawkins vs. McGrath

Is Oxford professor and atheist Richard Dawkins (author of The God delusion) being economical with the truth concerning his recent Channel 4 TV documentary 'Root of all evil'? We reproduce here two interesting extracts from on-line newspapers that certainly give that impression.Dawkins on McGrath and othersThe first extract appeared in The Independent (on-line) on…

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Of one blood

Article

March 2007
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Of one blood

Anglican Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith has written a new hymn for The John Newton Project to mark the bicentenary in 2007 of legislation by Parliament and Congress to abolish British and American participation in the slave trade.  Our God and Father, whose eternal mindbreathed life into our dust and gave us birth,and of one blood…

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Pilgrim Homes opens Royd Court

News

March 2007
News

Pilgrim Homes opens Royd Court

Although William Wilberforce is celebrated this bicentenary year for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, what is not well known is the way his compassion and zeal extended to needy, elderly Christians. For several years, until his death in 1833, he was vice-president of The Aged Pilgrims' Friend Society (now Pilgrim Homes) and…

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March 2007
News

RPs reach into Jonathan Edwards country

On 13 January, Brent England was ordained as the first pastor of a Reformed Presbyterian (RP) church-plant in Housatonic, Massachusetts, USA. The new church venture is supported by First RP Church of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Atlantic Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.One hundred and twenty people gathered at the service…

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Missionary Spotlight – Child slavery in Africa

Article

March 2007
Articles > World Mission > Africa

Missionary Spotlight – Child slavery in Africa

Every Child Ministries (ECM) is one of many evangelical ministries across the world that ministers to slaves. This report was compiled by Candice Arveson of Action International Ministries (www.actionintl.org). In June 1981 John and Lorella Rouster with their three children began serving as missionaries in Nkara, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). It…

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News

March 2007
News

Casinos’ pay day approaches

Advertising restrictions on casinos, betting shops and other gambling operators publicising their services on television have been lifted by the Government. From September, in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, restrictions on adverts for gambling on television and in the print media will be removed.The Government also announced that Manchester is the chosen location…

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Article

March 2007
Scientific (including creation)

Dawkins vs. McGrath

Is Oxford professor and atheist Richard Dawkins (author of The God delusion) being economical with the truth concerning his recent Channel 4 TV documentary 'Root of all evil'? We reproduce here two interesting extracts from on-line newspapers that certainly give that impression.Dawkins on McGrath and othersThe first extract appeared in The Independent (on-line) on…

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News

March 2007
News

Eastbourne centenary

On 27-28 January Eastbourne Evangelical Free Church celebrated its 100th and its pastor's 24th anniversaries. Many friends and previous members of the church gathered from Sussex and beyond. The atmosphere was one of gratitude to God for his mercy and keeping grace.The pastor, Timothy Burden, outlined the history of the church. He reflected on…

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News

March 2007
News

More on Anne Frank

The diary of Jewish girl Anne Frank, found after the war, has moved generations of readers and is still recommended reading for millions of schoolchildren. It recounts, in the language of the young teenager, how she and her family went into hiding in July 1942 in a cramped attic in Amsterdam during the Nazi…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

Article

March 2007
General

Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

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William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the slave trade

Historical

March 2007
Articles > Historical

William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the slave trade

February 23 this year marked the bicentenary of what the historian Trevelyan called 'one of the turning events in the history of the world'. It was the day the British Parliament passed the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. It was a triumph of perseverance with God's help against seemingly insuperable difficulties.William…

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Gospel ministry in the 21st century

News

March 2007
News

Gospel ministry in the 21st century

These are exciting days for the London Theological Seminary (LTS). A new principal has already been announced to take over in September 2008 and the trustees of the premises have plans for building a new library to house the fine collection of books that the seminary possesses. LTS was established 30 years ago by…

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Of one blood

Article

March 2007
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Of one blood

Anglican Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith has written a new hymn for The John Newton Project to mark the bicentenary in 2007 of legislation by Parliament and Congress to abolish British and American participation in the slave trade.  Our God and Father, whose eternal mindbreathed life into our dust and gave us birth,and of one blood…

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Article

March 2007
Obituaries

Brian Jones

Brian Jones, originally from Liverpool and pastor of Port Erin Evangelical Church on the Isle of Man, died in Liverpool on 6 December 2006 after a short illness. A service was held at Belvidere Road Baptist Church, Liverpool, which over 300 people attended and at which Stuart Olyott spoke. In the early years, Belvidere…

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News

March 2007
News

Nigerian church warns Anglicans

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Nigeria recently released the following statement warning those Provinces that have not been faithful to Scripture of the consequences of their actions and the intention of the Nigerian church to provide pastoral oversight for separating congregations:'We stand by our earlier endorsement of the recommendations of…

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Joy and tears in PNG

Article

March 2007
Papua New Guinea

Joy and tears in PNG

New Tribes Missionaries Chad Mankins and Jason Knapp have been teaching the Tobo people of Papua New Guinea through foundational portions of the Old Testament. On 16 January this was climaxed by an account of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. The following is part of Chad and Jason’s report: ‘Yesterday 16 January…

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News

March 2007
News

Making freedom a reality

On 25 March, many will commemorate the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. Yet in spite of this significant bicentennial, 12 million men, women and children throughout the world still suffer the cruelty of slavery. Siloam Christian Ministries is helping to make freedom a reality by offering a safe haven to girls at risk…

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Guest Column What a blessing!

Article

March 2007
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column What a blessing!

This word 'bless' must be one of the most overworked in our evangelical vocabulary. It seems to encompass a multitude of general longings, more often personal than anything else. Christopher Robin wasn't the only one to major on 'God bless' requests for his own and family needs! This insularity is evident when our prayers…

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Comment Normal service is resumed

Article

March 2007
Articles > Comment

Comment Normal service is resumed

It seems that, in a variety of situations, Christians throughout the UK are experiencing an increase in opposition to the Christian gospel. Of course, there has always been a price to pay for following Jesus Christ. But in the last few years, where once it was only the brave evangelist who would meet spiteful…

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Mission books 2 the inside track

Article

March 2007
Book

Mission books 2 the inside track

Following her article in January's ET, Julia Cameron, IFES Head of External Relations, takes us behind the scenes of two more books on world mission.The link between students and world mission is strong. Down the years, several great books have nerved students and graduates for costly long-term service. The first was Howard Guinness' radical…

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Comment – Normal service is resumed

Article

March 2007
Articles > Comment

Comment – Normal service is resumed

It seems that, in a variety of situations, Christians throughout the UK are experiencing an increase in opposition to the Christian gospel. Of course, there has always been a price to pay for following Jesus Christ. But in the last few years, where once it was only the brave evangelist who would meet spiteful…

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Carey Conference

News

March 2007
News

Carey Conference

The theme of this January's Carey Conference, held at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, was 'Jesus - the one and only Saviour'. One of the main speakers, Dr Bruce Ware, centred his two addresses on the questions 'Is Jesus the only Saviour?' and 'Is faith in Christ necessary to be saved?' In the latter,…

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ETCW turns WEST

News

March 2007
News

ETCW turns WEST

From the beginning of April 2007, the Evangelical Theological College of Wales becomes Wales Evangelical School of Theology. The new Principal, Jonathan Stephen, explains.Over the years, I have been regularly involved in the process of examining and training men and women called to Christian service at home and overseas, but never imagined I would…

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News

March 2007
News

DAYLIGHT Christian Prison Trust – correction

The prison work reported in February's ET is that of the DAYLIGHT Christian Prison Trust (CPT), not of Day One Prison Ministries as stated. Since the beginning of this year, DAYLIGHT CPT runs this expanding, front line prison work and works in association with DayOne Prison Ministries, who provide the diaries for the prisons.…

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This side of heaven

Article

March 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

This side of heaven

In 1971 Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminisced on Welsh radio: 'I shall never forget travelling in a train back from Plymouth to London. We arrived at Newton Abbot and a woman with two small girls came into the compartment ... It was obvious that the children were returning to a boarding school after the holidays.…

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Historical

March 2007
Articles > Historical

Isobel Kuhn

Isobel Kuhn, missionary to China and Thailand, died on 20 March 1957. This article was commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of her death. Isobel Kuhn is best known as an inspirational writer on mission. She was born in Toronto on 17 December 1901. Her parents, Sam and Alice Millar, were Christians, but when…

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Historical

March 2007
Articles > Historical

Isobel Kuhn

Isobel Kuhn, missionary to China and Thailand, died on 20 March 1957. This article was commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of her death. Isobel Kuhn is best known as an inspirational writer on mission. She was born in Toronto on 17 December 1901. Her parents, Sam and Alice Millar, were Christians, but when…

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Missionary Spotlight – Slavery today

Article

March 2007
India

Missionary Spotlight – Slavery today

The Missionary Spotlight articles this month focus on slavery today. It is exactly 200 years since England abolished the ‘triangular slave trade’ between England, West Africa and the West Indies – yet slavery (in various forms) remains a heart-rending scourge that still blights many areas of the world. Our articles cannot be exhaustive but…

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New minister for Llandudno

News

March 2007
News

New minister for Llandudno

Saturday afternoon, 13 January, was a memorable occasion for the Independent Evangelical Church at Llandudno, as it gathered to witness the induction of Martin Lloyd as minister. Rev. Lloyd was formerly assistant pastor of the Evangelical church at Rhuddlan. Over 170 people were present, with churches from North Wales and further afield being represented.…

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News

March 2007
News

Islamic health

A Muslim doctors' leader has urged British Muslims not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella because it is 'un-Islamic'. According to a report in The Times newspaper, Dr Abdul Majid Katme, head of the Islamic Medical Association, is telling Muslims that almost all vaccines contain products derived from…

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News

March 2007
News

Muslim policewoman refuses handshake

A Muslim woman police officer, who refused to shake hands with the head of the Metropolitan Police on faith grounds, was granted an exemption at a passing-out ceremony where new recruits met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.The woman's refusal was based on her view that her faith prevented her touching a man other than her…

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40 years of creation ministry in uk

Article

March 2007
Scientific (including creation)

40 years of creation ministry in uk

Forty years ago, Creationism was not on the agenda for most Christian leaders in UK. Theistic Evolution (the belief that God used evolution to bring about creation) was regarded as orthodoxy. Nearly all the literature available took this position, although alternatives could be found in books imported from the US. However, God was working…

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News

March 2007
News

Descendant of Muhammad converts

A Turk, who claims to be a descendant of the prophet Muhammad, has converted to Christianity in Germany. Sedar Dedeoglu of Luedenscheid is involved in Christian outreach among Muslims. As a result he frequently receives death threats from Muslims. His relatives also regard his 'apostasy' as shameful.Despite these threats the German Federal Migration Office…

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40 years of creation ministry in uk

Article

March 2007
Scientific (including creation)

40 years of creation ministry in uk

Forty years ago, Creationism was not on the agenda for most Christian leaders in UK. Theistic Evolution (the belief that God used evolution to bring about creation) was regarded as orthodoxy. Nearly all the literature available took this position, although alternatives could be found in books imported from the US. However, God was working…

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News

March 2007
News

After Downing Street?

As newspapers and broadcasting journalists consider the political future of the Prime Minister, some also question whether Tony Blair, an erstwhile member of the Church of England, is planning a change of religious affiliation as well as of career. Recently Roman Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor was asked about Mr Blair converting to Catholicism once…

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Who’s in control?

Article

March 2007
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Who’s in control?

It's a Dodo word - one (or is it two?) that's fast disappearing from our vocabulary and our lives. It's 'self-control'. Our 21st century secular media tell us that we don't need it any more. We can do what we want, when we want. Don't believe it. Everyone needs self-control - even if for…

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Guest Column – What a blessing!

Article

March 2007
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – What a blessing!

This word 'bless' must be one of the most overworked in our evangelical vocabulary. It seems to encompass a multitude of general longings, more often personal than anything else. Christopher Robin wasn't the only one to major on 'God bless' requests for his own and family needs! This insularity is evident when our prayers…

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God in the wasteland

Article

March 2007
Book

God in the wasteland

Dennis Hill revisits David F. Wells' challenging book published in 1994 and, 13 years on, asks the author for his present views on Western evangelicalism.God in the wasteland was the second of four books on evangelicalism by Dr Wells. Along with the first, No place for truth (1993), it created a stir in the…

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Article

March 2007
Obituaries

Martin and Gracia Burnham

Abu Sulaiman, one of the Abu Sayyaf terrorists who masterminded the kidnapping of New Tribes Missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham in 2001, is reported to have been killed by the Philippine army.Martin and Gracia had been held by the terrorists for 12 months when Martin was killed and Gracia wounded in the final attempt…

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Who’s in control?

News

March 2007
News > Youth Features

Who’s in control?

It's a Dodo word - one (or is it two?) that's fast disappearing from our vocabulary and our lives. It's 'self-control'. Our 21st century secular media tell us that we don't need it any more. We can do what we want, when we want. Don't believe it. Everyone needs self-control - even if for…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

Article

March 2007
General

Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

Read more

News

March 2007
News

Llanycil Church and Mary Jones

The historically significant Llanycil church in Bala has been rescued from redundancy and is to be converted into a heritage centre. The Llanycil church is linked to key individuals of the eighteenth and nineteenth century Welsh Revival, like Rev. Thomas Charles and John Evans. Thomas Charles and other significant individuals like Lewis Edwards, Dafydd…

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William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the slave trade

Historical

March 2007
Articles > Historical

William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the slave trade

February 23 this year marked the bicentenary of what the historian Trevelyan called 'one of the turning events in the history of the world'. It was the day the British Parliament passed the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. It was a triumph of perseverance with God's help against seemingly insuperable difficulties.William…

Read more
Evangelical Library building work

News

March 2007
News

Evangelical Library building work

Gary Brady writes: Building work is due to start on our Chiltern Street premises. This is the final phase of refurbishments begun some years ago. We are now able to introduce a lift system for the building. At the same time we have had to look long and hard at the viability of remaining…

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