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Conference – Transgender conference

The addresses given at this year’s Family Education Trust conference focused on a topic much in the public consciousness, and…

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Event – Scottish confusion

On 5 July, a memorial service was held for Dr Gordon Wilson, former leader of the Scottish National Party and…

Church – Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has become embroiled in more controversy after its moderator, Rt Rev. Dr Derek Browning, took steps…

Education – Turkey and evolution

Turkey’s plans, announced in June 2017, to banish the teaching of evolution in schools have been met with disquiet and…

Society – Humanist wedding

Northern Ireland held its first ever legal humanist wedding in June, after a lengthy legal battle to secure recognition. Laura…

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Daddy tried: overcoming the failures of fatherhood
Tim Bayly

(5 Star) With good reason, theologian John Frame calls this ‘the best book on fathering currently in print’. Tim Bayly is an American pastor with over 30 years’ experience. He addresses fatherhood in the home, church and public square, with…

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Why should I believe Christianity?
James N Anderson

The author, a Scotsman, is a faculty member of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. The book is part of an apologetics series called ‘The Big Ten: Critical Questions Answered’. Its purpose is clear from the title: to persuade unbelievers…

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A wind in the house of Islam
David Garrison

The stated purpose of this book is to review the re-emergence of Christianity in the Muslim world. Garrison was motivated to write it by the high number of Muslim conversions to Christ during the last 100 years, particularly in the…

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The Great River – Primitive Methodism till 1868
David M Young

This book describes the origins and development of Primitive Methodism in North Hampshire. As such, it is an encouragement to perseverance in evangelistic work today. The book is not a general history of the denomination. Instead, it offers a carefully…