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Youth Feature: Why not read a dead author?

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November 2010
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Youth Feature: Why not read a dead author?

Why not read a dead author? As part of the work I do with ET, I get books sent to me from time to time to read, that are aimed at young people.  Never in the history of Christianity has so much been written by young people or for young people than in the last…

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Operation Nehemiah – towards the spiritual transformation of the UK

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November 2010
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Operation Nehemiah – towards the spiritual transformation of the UK

Operation Nehemiah - towards the spiritual transformation of the UK During many years of travelling across the UK to speak about the persecuted church, I have been asked again and again, 'What about Britain?'  It might seem surprising that anti-Christian discrimination and persecution exist in Britain at all. The UK is a signatory to both…

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News – Ashbourne Baptist Church

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November 2010
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News – Ashbourne Baptist Church

Ashbourne Baptist Church      On Saturday 18 September, a welcome and induction service took place for Nathan Clarke as the new associate pastor for Ashbourne Baptist Church (ABC), in the Derbyshire dales.     This special event was celebrated by members and regular worshippers at ABC, together with pastors and friends from the town and local evangelical…

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Youth Feature: K4K report

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November 2010
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Youth Feature: K4K report

K4K report I had the privilege of being on the kids' team during week three of the Keswick Convention. This was an ideal opportunity to be able to work for the Lord with younger children.  In my opinion, the week was a success, not only due to the attendance of kids (very important!), but that…

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World MIssion – Spiritual warfare in Africa

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November 2010
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World MIssion – Spiritual warfare in Africa

Spiritual warfare in Africa   Scapegoats are always welcome. Some Christians blame evil spirits for many of the problems of life, including their own personal deficiencies and failures. A recent book on the subject refers to a woman who cast out demons from her toaster when it broke down. Is there really a demon…

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November 2010
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News – Surprising statistics

Surprising statistics Startling research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested that nearly 75 per cent of Brits would claim that they are Christian.     Its Integrated households survey: experimental statistics is one of the widest-ranging polls done in the UK, taking in responses from 450,000 individuals. Its scope is second only to the…

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C. T. Studd (1860-1931)

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November 2010
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C. T. Studd (1860-1931)

C. T. Studd (1860-1931)   A few years ago, while sifting through the archives of the Africa Inland Mission (AIM), I came across the most unusual application papers I have ever seen. They had been submitted by Charles Thomas Studd, in November 1912.   The name was familiar because I had read of this…

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November 2010
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News – Not ashamed

Not ashamed A nationwide campaign has been launched by Christian Concern for Our Nation (CCfON) to help Christians stand up for Jesus in public life.     Called 'Not Ashamed', the campaign is urging Christians to stand together against discrimination in schools and workplaces following openness about their beliefs.     Christians whose plight have been highlighted by the…

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November 2010
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News – Scotland prays for Jamaica

Scotland prays for Jamaica The Scottish Bible Society (SBS) has launched an appeal to rescue children trapped in Jamaica's violent gangland townships. SBS is assisting the Bible Society of the West Indies (BSWI) to rescue youngsters from violent, drug-fuelled, criminal activity.     SBS chief executive Elaine Duncan said that change was desperately needed on the island,…

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News – Tall walls fall

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November 2010
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News – Tall walls fall

Tall walls fall Next came, 'The call that made the tall wall fall!' - the battle of Jericho and the unexpected way in which God made Joshua and the people conquerors. The memory verse was Romans 8:37.      The quiz involved blowing long and loud on vuvuzelas (rams' horns were unavailable!) and everybody contributed to a…

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November 2010
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News – Joshua’s Jericho Journal

Joshua's Jericho Journal                                 This was the theme for July's holiday Bible club at Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church (OBFPC).      The children were put into two teams - green for the Promised Land and red for Rahab's cord. The points they earned in each activity sent their Joshua figure whizzing across the church towards Canaan…

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November 2010
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News – My last song

My last song Less than one third of Brits want a hymn played at their funeral, according to music web site My Last Song.     In an online poll conducted on the web site, people were asked to vote on the type of music they wanted played at their funeral. Around 59 per cent of the…

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November 2010
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News – One-child policy

One-child policy The Chinese government has made moves to relax its 'one-child policy', but human rights organisations have warned that this gesture is merely that - a gesture.    According to Reggie Littlejohn, president of organisations Women's Rights Without Frontiers, Human Rights Without Frontiers and China Aid, the world should not be fooled. She (sic) said,…

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November 2010
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News – Worrying accord

Worrying accord The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has joined the Accord Coalition, a liberal quango that links both religious and non-religious groups concerned about the influence of faith schools.     Other recent new members, such as British Muslims for Secular Democracy and Campaign for State Education (CASE), join founding members such as…

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News – 40 years of creation

40 years of creation The Institute for Christian Research (ICR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this autumn. It was founded in 1970 with the aim of promoting creation thinking through scientific research into the origin of species, and to educate the public around the world as to the truth about biblical creation.     The founder, Dr…

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November 2010
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News – Mexico landslide

Mexico landslide Up to 1000 people were feared dead after a landslide in Mexico, according to reports from Associated Press.      Locals said a hillside collapsed in the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec in Oaxaca state after heavy rainfall, burying up to 300 homes. The town has 9000 residents.      Ulises Ruiz, state governor…

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Youth Feature – Book Review – She said yes: The unlikely martyrdom of Cassie Bernall

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November 2010
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Youth Feature – Book Review – She said yes: The unlikely martyrdom of Cassie Bernall

She said yes: The unlikely martyrdom of Cassie BernallMisty Bernall 192 pages, Mass Market, Paperback, ISBN: 978 0743400527 This is a great book. It is the story of a teenage martyr in America, who stood up for her faith to the end. Cassie Bernall was shot during the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999.     …

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News – Mothers’ Union

Mothers' Union  Children are becoming too sexually aware, too young, according to a survey from the Mothers' Union (MU).      Research carried out among 1000 parents by pollsters ComRes revealed that 80 per cent of UK parents believe media and marketing with sexualised content is too easily accessed by children.     The survey showed that 71…

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The triple cure

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November 2010
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The triple cure

The triple cure The diagnosis is not very good - we are ignorant, guilty and corrupt. As a litany of biblical texts reveals, we find ourselves as fallen sinners ravaged by this threefold consequence of our sins.  Our foolish hearts are darkened (Romans 1:21) and our thoughts are continually evil (Genesis 6:5). Our minds are…

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News – Salem Baptist Church, Ramsey

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News – Salem Baptist Church, Ramsey

Salem Baptist Church, Ramsey On Saturday 28 August, a congregation of about 200 gathered to give thanks to God for the induction of Jonathan Chell as pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.      It was a great joy to see so many people gathering with us for this occasion with friends coming from…

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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2)

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November 2010
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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2)

The Moravian connection - Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2) John Wesley, an Anglican clergyman and missionary to Savannah, Georgia, during the mid-1730s was in deadly earnest about personal holiness. He had embarked upon his mission with the aim of securing his own salvation. His religious quest had begun years earlier. He recalled in his Plain…

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News – 200th anniversary at Penknap

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November 2010
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News – 200th anniversary at Penknap

200th anniversary at Penknap In April 1810, George Phillips preached at an open air meeting on Acts 16:14. He drew his listeners' attention to Lydia, whose heart the Lord opened to heed the message spoken by the apostle Paul.      Many in the al fresco congregation were known to Mr Phillips, but the outdoor surroundings…

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ET Comment – Innocent fun?

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November 2010
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ET Comment – Innocent fun?

Innocent fun? Every year as we approach the end of October, the aisles of our local supermarkets fill up with witches hats, plastic devil's horns, Frankenstein heads and the like. Halloween puts in its unwelcome appearance. In the USA, as you might expect, they do all of this on a much bigger scale. Whole superstores are…

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‘The end of God?’

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November 2010
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‘The end of God?’

'The end of God?' This Horizon guide to science and religion, broadcast in September, highlighted again just how badly the BBC has it in for Christianity.  The hour-long programme on BBC Four seemed an interesting prospect - an eminent historical scientist, Dr Thomas Dixon, was to 'delve into the archives to explore the conflict between…

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November 2010
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News – Spiritual need in Indonesia

Spiritual need in Indonesia Towards the end of 2007, New Tribes Mission missionaries were invited by the Arimtap people of Indonesia to live and work among them. There are currently two missionary families working there. The following event happened at the beginning of August 2010.     'The baby has died! The baby has died!'      Melissa…

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Youth Feature – UCCF: Reaching Freshers

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November 2010
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Youth Feature – UCCF: Reaching Freshers

UCCF: Reaching Freshers There are around 2.5 million students studying in Higher Education today. According to the Guardian newspaper, record numbers of students are starting university placements each year, with the paper reporting that 481,854 students were given places to start in September 2009.  The Christian Unions within the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship(UCCF) -…

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News – WBT 50 years old

WBT 50 years old   On 1 September 1960, Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) officially began in the UK. The training of translators had been taking place in the UK since the early 1950s, but 1960 was the year in which Wycliffe UK (named after John Wycliffe, an early Bible translator who wanted people to…

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November 2010
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News – Koran burning

Koran burning  Christians around the world have been facing a serious backlash over US pastor Terry Jones and his aborted plan to burn the Koran on 11 September.     Pastor Jones of the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center church pulled out of his plans to burn Korans in protest over the proposed Islamic centre…

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Personal view: Singleness

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November 2010
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Personal view: Singleness

Personal view: Singleness I was interested in the article on 'Singleness' in September's ET by Jack and Angelina Sin. I have now celebrated over 70 years as a single person, 60 of which have been spent as a Christian single.     I gather Jack and Angelina were motivated to write firstly out of concern over 'the…

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News – IRA priest damage limitation

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November 2010
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News – IRA priest damage limitation

IRA priest damage limitation  The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has insisted that it did not cover up the suspected involvement of a terrorist priest, following the release of a damning report into the Claudy bombing.     In a joint statement, Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Sean Brady and Bishop of Derry Seamus Hegarty said they…

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News – Ingleton Evangelical Church

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November 2010
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News – Ingleton Evangelical Church

Ingleton Evangelical Church More than 200 people gathered together on a beautiful sunny Saturday, 4 September, at the ordination and induction of James Day into the pastorate of Ingleton Evangelical Church.     John Mollitt has served the church for 30 years and, prior to his retirement, the church began seeking the Lord about the new pastor.    …

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News – TBS financial statement

TBS financial statementFinancial worries have forced the Trinitarian Bible Society (TBS) to suspend and cut back on some of its activities for this year, amid a projected deficit of £575,000 for 2010. A statement from the society said that major contributing factors were a reduction in sales of Bibles and smaller Scripture items, together…

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News – Bible school at Stanton Lees

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November 2010
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News – Bible school at Stanton Lees

Bible school at Stanton Lees The preaching of the Word of God is deeply satisfying and refreshing to the Christian, and this is the central feature of the anniversary and Bible school held from Saturday to Wednesday each August bank holiday, at Stanton Lees Chapel, Derbyshire.      This year the preachers were Courtenay Harris (Winchcombe),…

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November 2010
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News – Thumbs down for Hawking

Thumbs down for Hawking  In a recent Premier Christian Radio debate on Prof. Stephen Hawking's latest book,

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News – ‘Eh?’

 'Eh?' American Catholics and Protestants know less about their beliefs and practices than agnostics, atheists, Jews and Mormons, according to a wide-ranging study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.      In answer to a question about Holy Communion, 45 per cent of Roman Catholics had no idea that their church teaching was…

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Youth Feature – UCCF: Mobilising Christian Union leaders for mission

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November 2010
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Youth Feature – UCCF: Mobilising Christian Union leaders for mission

UCCF: Mobilising Christian Union leaders for mission UCCF is passionate about equipping Christian students to deepen their relationship with God, celebrate the truth of the Bible, and get excited about the power of the gospel to change the world.  From one-to-one Bible studies and small groups led by Christian Union staff workers, to training weekends…

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The depth of God’s riches

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November 2010
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The depth of God’s riches

The depth of God's riches   'Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?…

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News – Pastor for Cradley Heath

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November 2010
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News – Pastor for Cradley Heath

Pastor for Cradley Heath            Saturday 4 September dawned bright and dry at the southern tip of the Black Country, the promise of a beautiful day to follow.     It was a day for which the church at Spring Meadow Baptist Chapel, Cradley Heath, had long prayed and waited. It had been pastor-less for three…

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Utah outreach

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November 2010
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Utah outreach

Utah outreach I’m sure many of us think much the same when we hear the phrase ‘mission trip’. Understandably, we think of many places in this world where the poorest and most needy, both spiritually and materially, live.      In my case, about ten years ago at a Bible conference, God directed me to…

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Welcome to the Virtual Museum

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November 2010
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Welcome to the Virtual Museum

Welcome to the Virtual Museum Towards a post-Darwinian view: some of the evidence This 'Virtual Museum' was created by the organisation 'Genesis Agendum' a charity existing to promote the historical and scientific evidence in support of the Bible. The aim of the museum is to provide up to date, scientific evidence that indicates the inadequacy of a…

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News – Fossils uncovered

Fossils uncovered Researchers in Southern California are examining a haul of nearly 1500 animal fossils that was unearthed during construction work near Los Angeles.     Reports in Associated Press revealed that bone fragments, including pieces from a giant cat akin to a sabre-toothed tiger, and bones from sloths the size of a grizzly bear, could date…

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News – Proposition 8

Proposition 8 The ban on gay marriage in the state of California has been overruled by federal judge Vaughn Walker after a 13-day hearing.     Despite President Obama holding strong personal views against gay marriage, the US district court chief judge branded California's Proposition eight - nicknamed 'proposition hate' by pro-gay rights lobby groups - as…

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Christ’s school

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November 2010
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Christ’s school

Christ's school With the new academic year now properly launched, many young people have headed off to various colleges and universities, some of them for the first time.  Many months ago they received numerous prospectuses and brochures and weighed the various options. Many factors entered into their decisions about where to study, not least of…

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