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Outreach to ‘broken’ Scotland

Another week of gospel outreach brought us into the large and broken housing estate of Lochside, located on the north…

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Persecution: USA – Facebook ban for professor

An American professor and author was banned from posting or commenting on Facebook for 24 hours, after he responded to…


GUEST COLUMN: A wide open door

In the two previous Guest Columns, I extended C. H. Spurgeon’s famous caged-lion allegory by suggesting that freeing the lion…


COMMENT: When disaster strikes

‘Behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon…


Persecution: USA – US artists forced to…

Two Christian business owners have been told by a US court they must use their artistic talents to create invitations…

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Book Reviews from August 2018

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Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique

The author’s intention was to ‘write the book that I would have wanted to read as an undergraduate student’ (p.137). With both panache and conviction, he has done precisely that. The book is an antidote to the disposable, woolly thinking…

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What’s Age Got to Do with it?: Living out God’s purpose at all ages
Louise Morse

We are all familiar with ageist attitudes, remarks and jokes. We may even have smiled at them. They are generally thought to be acceptable rather than offensive, although remarks seen as sexist, racist, feminist, or against ‘British values’ may soon…

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Do you pray? A question for everybody (J C Ryle series)
J. C. Ryle

It is to be welcomed that EP Books has republished three of JC Ryle’s lesser-known short tracts. The subject of this one is a vital question: ‘Do you pray?’ As always, Ryle gets to the heart of the matter and…

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The death of Western Christianity

This is a well-written book, subtitled ‘The death of Western Christianity: drinking from the poisoned wells of the cultural revolution’. Using various statistics, the author develops his thesis with clarity while lamenting the decline of church attendance over the decades.…