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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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The Amazing Cross
J & E McQuoid

The amazing crossJeremy and Elizabeth McQuoidIVP, 192 pages £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-587-6 Star rating : 5Husband and wife authors Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid have written a clear, readable, challenging and refreshing book on what was achieved for us through the cross…

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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
Ed Wayne Grudem, C J Collins & T R Schreiner

Introducing Scripture — a guide to the Old and New TestamentsEds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. SchreinerIVP, 160 pages£8.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5Star rating : 4This book consists of articles originally featured in the ESV Study Bible. It begins with ‘An…

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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…