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Why does God ordain suffering? – A…

The Christian church today has all but abandoned a robust and refreshingly biblical theology of suffering. This is why it…

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August 2013


August: the month of school holidays (always), my holidays (sometimes) and sunshine (occasionally). It’s also the anniversary of my father’s…


August 2013

Hayes Town Chapel

Hayes Town Chapel has recently celebrated 225 years since its founding in 1788. In 1748 Charles Manning, Rector of St…


August 2013

Being a missionary mum

Three years ago my husband and I moved abroad. He had been called to serve as a missionary and pastor…


August 2013

WEST Valley Commandos

At the beginning of June, around 100 people from all over South Wales gathered for the public launch of the…

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A Time for Mission
Samuel Escobar

A time for mission: the challenge for global Christianityc Samuel Escobar  IVP, 192 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-549-4   Star Rating : 5   The scope of Escobar’s book is as far reaching and global as his subject matter. In A…

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Paul’s Missionary Methods, In His Time And Ours
Robert L. Plummer

Veteran scholar-missionaries Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry edit this collection of entry points into the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul. With contributions from Michael Bird, Eckhard Schnabel and Craig Keener, this volume examines Paul's missionary methods from…

Sermons on the Great Ejection

Sermons of the Great Ejection   Banner of Truth, 275 pages, £6.25 ISBN: 978-1-84871-152-5 Star Rating : 4   This ‘puritan paperback’ contains sermons of men ejected from the Anglican Church in the time of Charles II.       They were ejected…

Mission Strategies Then & Now
Robin Daniel

Mission strategies then and now: An introduction to biblical missiology Robin Daniel   Tamarisk Publications, 218 pages, £11.00, ISBN: 978-0-9538565-6-5   Star Rating : 4   The author asks whether or not early church mission strategy would work today. He…