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‘The dungeon flamed with light’ – Evangelical revival of the 18th Century

Historical

October 2003
Articles > Historical

‘The dungeon flamed with light’ – Evangelical revival of the 18th Century

Jonathan Edwards (2) J onathan Edwards was born exactly 300 years ago on 5 October 1703 at East Windsor, Connecticut, a town then far from the centres of power and influence in the transatlantic Anglophone world. His father, Timothy Edwards (d.1758), was pastor of the town’s Congregational Church for more than 63 years. His…

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Concerning Cults – The Raëlian Movement

Article

October 2003
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – The Raëlian Movement

On the Continent, and in France especially, Claude Vorilhon is well known. For one thing, he was a former French racing driver and sports magazine editor. During the 1980s and 1990s, Vorilhon travelled extensively in order to race in his Mazda RX 7 Turbo.What made him even better known, however, was an experience he…

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The Welwyn Commentaries

News

October 2003
News

The Welwyn Commentaries

It was in 1957 that I was appointed to my first country school — a one-teacher school at ‘Iron Pot Creek’, about 30 miles from the nearest town in northern New South Wales, Australia.I was not a Christian, but had my Bible packed with my belongings (I had attended worship with my parents each…

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The older we grow

Article

October 2003
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The older we grow

Christian experts agree — the older we grow, the more we need the family of God.You have probably seen alarming newspaper stories about elderly people and residential care homes over the last couple of years.You might have read headlines like, ‘Alice Knight, 108, starves herself to death’, following a forced move from her nursing…

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Missionary Spotlight – Turkish memories

Article

October 2003
Turkey

Missionary Spotlight – Turkish memories

  Life was never boring when my husband David and I were living in Turkey. Difficult, eventful, yes — but never boring!   Waiting on the railway platform at Izmir, returning from my weekly visit supporting expatriate children being home-schooled, a friendly village woman chatted to me about the impossibility of her buying local…

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Does it matter what they think?

Article

October 2003
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Does it matter what they think?

'Surprisingly few adults outside of Christianity have positive views of Christians'. So ran the headline of a media release from a US-based Christian research organisation at the end of 2002.1Based on a random telephone poll, researchers concluded: ‘One reason why Evangelical churches across the nation are not growing is due to the image that…

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Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

Article

October 2003
Germany

Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

  Humanly speaking, the Protestant Reformation began in Germany, where Martin Luther discovered justification by faith alone and spoke out against the errors of Rome.   As the Reformation spread to other lands, and new leaders emerged, German preachers and theologians remained in the forefront of what was perhaps the greatest spiritual movement since…

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News

October 2003
News

Proclaiming the Master

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaimAnd publish abroad his wonderful Name ...Many of us have sung Charles Wesley’s great hymn with hearty approval. And rightly so for, as servants of the Most High God, we have a responsibility to ‘proclaim’ Christ and ‘publish abroad his wonderful Name’.But are we actually doing it? No…

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Missionary Spotlight – Kalacha, Kenya

Article

October 2003
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Kalacha, Kenya

  Every morning a small group of men meet for a time of prayer and Bible study in the little church in Kalacha, in the north of Kenya.   Led by one of the missionaries, the group are currently working through the Psalms, and one morning during my recent visit they came to Psalm…

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Guest Column

Article

October 2003
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

3. Proper manAs we turn the early pages of biblical revelation, two striking images of man quickly emerge. The first portrays him as the most noble of all God’s creatures, created ‘in [God’s] image, in [his] likeness’ (Genesis 1:26).His place in the universe is unique. Not only is he God’s special representative on earth,…

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Missionary Spotlight – Scriptures for Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania

Article

October 2003
Turkey

Missionary Spotlight – Scriptures for Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania

Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania are three countries which today seem to have very little in common. However, as with so many parts of the world, these places are in dire need of sound and accurate editions of the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make their inhabitants ‘wise unto salvation’ (2 Timothy 3:15). The…

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Biblical accountability

Article

October 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

Biblical accountability

Most of us are too polite to say out loud, 'Mind your own business!' But when someone gets a little too pointed in their advice to us, we are tempted to think it. Why do we react so instinctively? Is there a ‘Don’t tell me what to do’ strand buried in our DNA? Well,…

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Omri Jenkins 1915-2003

Article

October 2003
Obituaries

Omri Jenkins 1915-2003

Omri Jenkins, who died on 2 September2003 aged 88, was born in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, a small village in south-west Wales. His parents were converted during the 1904 Revival and he was named after a respected evangelist.His early years were spent in the Pentecostal fellowship which they attended. Omri could set no date for his…

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