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January 2017

Induction – Recognition at Downe

The chapel building was packed on Saturday 5 November, as Downe Baptist Church gathered with many friends for the recognition…

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January 2017

Ethics – Abortion in Northern Ireland

Amnesty International has presented a petition of 45,000 signatures to the Northern Ireland Assembly, via Green Party deputy leader Claire…


January 2017

Inductions – New pastor for Mynydd Isa

About 80 people from several local churches gathered at the village community centre for the induction of Rev. Stephen Dunning…


January 2017

Julius Köbner (3)

Continued from Julius Köbner (2) A group of believers met together in the German town of Barmen. These Christians had become…


Reading the Bible as if for the…

One of the blessings of being part of the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators is that we get to hear…

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God’s Way for Romance: Getting Back to Biblical Courtship
Stuart Burgess

Sexual purity is one of the most important issues facing the church today. There is great peer pressure to have sexual relationships before marriage, and that peer pressure has entered the church. Having seen first-hand the harmful effects of 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…

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Preaching – An Awesome Task
Eryl Davies

This book was mainly written with preachers in mind. It began as a series of messages at the Bala ministers conference, back in 1981. It was put into book form in 1984, but has now been republished with an extra…

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In sweet obscurity: learning from some of the Bible’s lesser-known saints
Kurt Strassner

If it is true that reading Christian books is becoming a rarity in our churches, there is no lack of excellent books to help reverse the trend. This slim volume of 109 pages is fascinating. Seemingly obscure Bible characters like…