Subscribe now

All News from October 2010

News – Defence of Calvinism

News

October 2010
News

News – Defence of Calvinism

Defence of Calvinism This November marks the third Defence of Calvinism conference for men at Bawtry Hall, near Doncaster.      This gathering initially developed from the idea of a young man who was training for the ministry. He expressed the desire for a conference where young men could be exposed to the fundamentals of…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Football academy

Football academy About 90 children attended the Hayes Lane Soccer School from 26-30 July in Bromley, where they heard the message of salvation through the life of Jonah.     At the school, the children looked at the fundamental skills of football such as passing, dribbling, shooting and control. The Bible time material was titled 'The ultimate…

Read more
Youth Column – Christianhood – ministry in clothing

News

October 2010
News > Youth Features

Youth Column – Christianhood – ministry in clothing

Youth Column: Christianhood - ministry in clothing It all started when I was at university, feeling creative with some fabric paints, having some time on my hands, and painting 'Christian' slogans onto Tesco-bought t-shirts. I came up with a name of Angel Wings and thought this was a great idea to pass some time and make some…

Read more
News – St Kitts exhibition

News

October 2010
News

News – St Kitts exhibition

St Kitts exhibition The John Newton Project (JNP) has reprinted 2000 copies of Ministry on my mind, and has sent the design for a display on the life of John Newton as hymn-writer and pastor to the printers. This is for an exhibition in St Kitts.     Each of the ten banner designs depicts stages in…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Hostage released

Hostage released                     Samaritan's Purse (SP) relief worker Flavia Wagner was released on 30 August after being held hostage for 105 days by kidnappers in the Darfur region of Sudan.     'We thank God that Flavia is safe and free,' said Franklin Graham, president of SP. 'We appreciate the help of the government of Sudan…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Air show ministry

Air show ministry                                Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church (OBFPC) prepared for its fourth annual witness at the Lowestoft Sea Front Air Festival, on 12-13 August, by considering the Lord's words to Paul in Acts 18:9-10.     These read, 'Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace; for I am with thee, and…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – The A-bomb

The A-bomb     Japan held moving services across the country during August as it paid tribute to more than 210,000 people killed when the A-bombs were dropped in 1945.     With 32 countries represented, a ceremony in Nagasaki observed a moment of silence at 11.02am Pacific Time, the time the bomb, nicknamed 'fat man', detonated over…

Read more
Christmas ET – reaching everyone

News

October 2010
News

Christmas ET – reaching everyone

Christmas ET - reaching everyone The famous Band Aid Christmas single asked, 'Do they know it's Christmas?' Come this December, people living in the United Kingdom will hardly be able to avoid knowing that it is Christmas time.  The shops will be packed with punters buying presents for loved ones. Seasonal lights will illuminate darkened…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Culture of impunity

Culture of impunity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has underlined the need to investigate the activities of extremist organisations in India responsible for instigating violence and failings of law enforcement authorities to respond to such violence.      Its briefing, 'Communalism, anti-Christian violence and the law', focuses on the aftermath of communal violence in the east Indian…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

Mega-disasters mean mega-money

Mega-disasters mean mega-money The ferocity of natural disasters gets ever more intense, and resultant appeals for aid bring in ever larger donations. Donations can hit the billion dollar mark, and more. The charity Tearfund reports that extreme weather conditions this year have caused floods, landslides, drought and fires that have destroyed crops across vast areas -…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Tyndale House

Tyndale House There's a lot going on at Tyndale House. A new DVD for home groups has been launched, based on the Bible and Church 'Authentic Gospels' day conference at St Helen's, Bishopsgate.     Three of the team members are involved in producing a new NIV Bible, due out in 2011, while the ESV translation team…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Sheffield Presbyterian Church

Sheffield Presbyterian Church                        Sunday 19 September was the first day of public worship services for Sheffield Presbyterian Church. As the church approached its launch, Paul Brown was busy building its web site (www.sheffieldpres.org.uk).      According to church planter Kevin Bidwell, there is a real sense of mission as the church planting work takes shape.…

Read more
News – Hope Church, Ferndown

News

October 2010
News

News – Hope Church, Ferndown

Hope Church, Ferndown Six months ago, a group of 25 members from Moordown Baptist Church, Bournemouth, met for their first service as a church plant.     This was a step of faith, not knowing quite what might happen but confident that there was a work to do. What would be the reaction? Was it the right…

Read more
News – Scarborough outreach

News

October 2010
News

News – Scarborough outreach

Scarborough outreach For the second year running, in association with Ryedale Evangelical Church, the Grace Fellowship Bible study group has held a series of summer meetings in Scarborough.     The study group has been taking place in Scarborough since the beginning of 2007. Some of the group worship at Ryedale Evangelical Church, Pickering, and others at…

Read more
News – Limerick missionary

News

October 2010
News

News – Limerick missionary

Limerick missionary Covenant Protestant Reformed Church saw a crowd of family, friends and well-wishers gather to welcome Pastor Martyn McGeown to the Limerick Reformed Fellowship (LRF).     On Friday 30 July, Mr McGeown was ordained as a missionary with the LRF in the Republic of Ireland. The service was held in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, by the Covenant…

Read more

News

October 2010
News

News – Greenbelt applauds gays

Greenbelt applauds gays Ekklesia's web site reports that gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell received a standing ovation at the Greenbelt Christian Festival. Tatchell was speaking on Saturday evening (28 August).      Speaking about 'the struggle for queer freedom in Africa', he attacked church leaders who condone 'homophobic abuse', but praised the 'brave, heroic Christians…

Read more
News – Relax at Redbourn

News

October 2010
News

News – Relax at Redbourn

Relax at Redbourn                   A takeover this April by the Pilgrims' Friend Society (PFS) has helped provide more holiday lets for elderly or retired missionaries.     Since Gordon and Elaine Hoskings founded it in the late 1960s, the Redbourn Missionary Trust (RMT) has held a special place in the hearts of missionaries who have stayed…

Read more
News – North Korea

News

October 2010
News

News – North Korea

North Korea  Three leaders of an underground church in North Korea have been executed and 20 Christians sent to a prison labour camp in Yodok.      Sources say the arrests and executions were carried out in mid-May when police raided a house in Kuwal-dong, Pyongan Province, and arrested 23 believers who were gathered there.…

Read more
News – Dawkins on Channel 4

News

October 2010
News

News – Dawkins on Channel 4

Dawkins on Channel 4 Professor Richard Dawkins stirred up further controversy with his brace of TV series on Channel 4, broadcast this July to September (www.channel4.com). The scientist-turned-evolutionary apologist presented viewers with programmes clearly designed to promote evolution and denigrate religion, especially Christianity.     The first series was entitled Inside nature's giants. It was a nature…

Read more