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May 2013

Global gay battle

America’s gay rights campaign group, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has been stepping up its lobbying while the US Supreme Court…

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May 2013

Church Society commissioning

On Saturday 2 March, Christ Church, Cambridge, was filled for the commissioning service of Rev. Lee Gatiss as director of…


May 2013

160 years of open-air preaching

The claim is sometimes made that you can make statistics say anything. Well here is a statistic that clearly speaks…


May 2013

Syrian conflict

In March, the conflict in Syria entered its third year, hovering on the brink of a wide-scale humanitarian crisis. According…


May 2013

Scoping Apollos – nine marks of a…

Most great pirate stories have one thing in common. At some point someone slides out their spyglass and focuses on…

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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions
Rob Bell

Now in paperback, Rob Bell’s Sunday Times Bestselling Love Wins is the world’s most talked-about modern Christian book. Creating controversy and discussion, Love Wins gets to the heart of questions about life and death.

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A Ransom for Many – The Gospel of Mark Simply Explained
Steve Wilmhurst

This book is based on a series of sermons preached at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol. The author has increasingly, and beyond his expectations, been drawn in by the sheer power of the story-telling. Grasping something of the skilled and…

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Introducing Scripture
Wayne Grudem

Introducing Scripture  — a guide to the Old and New Testaments Eds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. Schreiner IVP, 160 pages £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5 Star rating : 4 This book consists of articles originally featured in the…

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What Jesus is doing now
Gary Brady

What Jesus is doing nowGary BradyEP Books224 pages£9.99ISBN: 978-0-852-34775-1Star rating : 4We often reflect on what Jesus did for our salvation in the past and look forward in hope to what he will do when he returns. However, we tend…