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September 2021
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‘Band of brothers’ graduates from London Seminary

Thirteen students graduated from London Seminary in June, an event marked by the seminary’s annual Thanksgiving Service. Last year’s graduation was held online only, but this year saw a capacity gathering at Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley – the venue normally used by LS for the occasion. Besides those attending in person, over eighty devices…

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September 2021
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Tyndale Fellowship draws multinational interest

When Tyndale Fellowship planned its 2020 conference, Europe had been experiencing five years of a migrant crisis – hence the overall title of ‘Doing Theology in a World on the Move: Migration, Borders and Citizenship’. In one of the most abrupt shifts imaginable, the start of 2020 became the opposite of ‘a world on…

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September 2021
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The cobbler who brought Christ to India

What can we possibly learn about evangelising people in Europe today from a missionary to India who died nearly two hundred years ago? A lot, apparently! That was the message in a recent European Mission Fellowship webinar on William Carey, featuring Mike Tindall (Grace Church Manchester). Carey is known as the father of the…

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September 2021
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Evangelical Library lecture: Luther at Worms

In June, more than sixty people connected via Zoom to see the Annual Lecture of the Evangelical Library, based in Bounds Green, London. 2021 marks the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s appearance before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in Germany. We were taken ably through the events…

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September 2021
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Dudley Convention examines ‘the Christian’s safety’

Having had to postpone his visit to us for a year due to the pandemic, we were pleased that David Campbell was able to come and take our convention at the end of May. The Dudley Convention has been a long-standing feature of our church life, and every year proves to be a blessing…

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August 2021
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Hominid fossils and human origins

It is a popular perception that the fossil record provides indisputable evidence of the course of Darwinian evolution. However, what is less well known is that Darwin himself was troubled by the incomplete nature of the fossil record. He hoped that as more fossils were discovered over time, the record would appear more convincing.…

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August 2021
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Obituary: Dr Bill Cooper (1948–2021)

Creationist author, historian, and speaker Dr William Cooper has died aged 73 following a short illness. Bill Cooper was an alumnus of educational institutions in the UK (Kingston University, London) and the US (Emmanuel College of Christian Studies, Springdale, Arkansas). He worked for the Creation Science Movement (based in Portsmouth), as well as the…

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August 2021
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Revd Matt Faux inducted in Cheltenham

Saturday 17 April was a happy occasion for the Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cheltenham. An almost three-year vacancy came to an end with the ordination and installation of Revd Matt Faux. Members of the congregation and several friends attended the event which took place in the church building, although numbers were limited…

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August 2021
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Missionary trio sent to Transylvania

Spiritually, Europe is becoming very needy. Figures for church attendance and church plants are relatively low. This makes it all the more encouraging to see new workers getting involved in mission in Europe. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of EMF (European Mission Fellowship) at the end of April, three new missionaries were…

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August 2021
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Aberdeen church plant enjoying growth

I was sent with my family to begin a church plant in Spring 2019 without any fixed building, money, or people. Nonetheless, the biblical framework of being sent by a local church (Grace Baptist Church, Edinburgh) coupled with the doctrinal clarity of being confessionally Reformed Baptist served as a solid foundation for a new…

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August 2021
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Iain Murray: ‘Britain being brought low’ but God is sovereign

Revd Iain Murray is known across the evangelical world for his biographies, history books, and preaching ministry. He was recently interviewed as part of Before They Leave the Stage, a YouTube series organised by Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff. The series features retired but well-known ministers speaking from their homes to an online audience. They…

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August 2021
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Engaging Eastern Orthodoxy

What do you know about Eastern Orthodoxy? Do you think it’s a bit like Roman Catholicism, but with an Eastern flavour and one or two minor doctrinal and liturgical differences? Eastern Orthodoxy happens to be the most European of all the major religions: the vast majority of the world’s Eastern Orthodox people live in…

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