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August 2012


FarewellThornton Heath Evangelical Church, London, was packed on Sunday 1 July, as members and friends gave a fond farewell to…

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August 2012


SportSport's power to galvanise friendships and foster community spirit is at threat from big business and government intervention, a report…

August 2012

The Trinitarian Bible Society (TBS) made exciting…

John Blanchard in the Czech RepublicWhen John Blanchard preached in the Czech Republic recently, exactly 30 years had passed since…

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Full of sap in old age

Full of sap in old ageThere are all sorts of different views about growing old, and most of them are…

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Higgs boson

Higgs bosonScientists in Cern, Switzerland, believe their 45-year hunt for the so-called 'God particle' has ended after the Large Hadron…

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Stan K Evers

The Bible overflows with benedictions (prayers for God’s blessing) and doxologies (expressions of praise) yet preachers often use only a few in worship. Too often the benediction is seen as signal that the service has finished. A study of the…

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Joseph the Dream Interpreter
Helen Clark

Why read a book about Joseph? Everyone knows his stories—from his amazing multi-coloured coat to Pharaoh’s dreams of lean and fat cows. But the story of Joseph is not a fairy-tale. He was a real person, and the amazing ups…

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Major Points from the Minor Prophets
John Blanchard

A simple way to introduce these studies in the Minor Prophets will be to ask and answer these questions about them: Who were they? Why are they known as ‘Minor Prophets? When and where did they live? What was their…

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Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer
Colin Hamer

Thomas Cranmer, one of the Reformation's most famous martyrs, can accurately be described as the architect of the Church of England, and consequently, of the worldwide Anglican communion. Despite this, compared with other key figures of the Reformation, little has…