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February 2014

Stretched to the limit, but giving God…

I have to admit that when I first signed up to do Weymouth beach mission, it wasn’t all about serving…

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February 2014

Bedfordshire centenary

On 17 November 2013, Providence Baptist Church, Clifton, in Bedfordshire, celebrated the church’s 100th anniversary. A special service was held…

February 2014

Guest Column – Why do we suffer?

Suffering is an everyday event. We turn on the news and hear of earthquakes and typhoons. We open our newspapers…

February 2014

Renewal

The chairman of the Church Society has called for the revitalisation of parish churches through individuals taking action to share…

February 2014

Pope on the ropes

The Vatican moved quickly to dispel rumours that the pope had abolished the concept of sin, as had originally been…

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Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914
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Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914
Ian J Shaw

Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914 Ian J. ShawChristian Focus Publications, 561 pages, £19.99ISBN: 978-1-84550-774-9Star Rating  4 This work is an important contribution to our overall understanding of nineteenth century church history. In addition, it helps to explain some of…

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Calvinism – A History
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Calvinism – A History
D G Hart

Calvinism - A History D G Hart Yale University Press 342, £25.00 ISBN: 978-0-300-14879-4 Star Rating: 4   For all readers whose love of church history is combined with a commitment to the doctrines of grace, this book will come…

Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914
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Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914
Ian J Shaw

Churches, revolutions and empires: 1789 –1914 Ian J. ShawChristian Focus Publications, 561 pages, £19.99ISBN: 978-1-84550-774-9Star Rating  4 This work is an important contribution to our overall understanding of nineteenth century church history. In addition, it helps to explain some of…

Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
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Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Carl R Trueman

Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Carl R Trueman Christian Focus Publications 128, £6.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-701-5 Star Rating: 4   In four brief, lively, readable chapters, Carl Trueman explains with feeling and humour some reasons why the Reformation of 500 years…