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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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August 2021
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Leading atheist calls church to ‘preach its gospel’

Best-selling author and social commentator Douglas Murray has expressed concern over what he perceives as the compromised state of the UK church. Murray was being interviewed alongside former Anglican bishop N. T. Wright as part of Premier Christianity’s Unbelievable YouTube series. The episode was entitled ‘Identity, myth & miracles: How do we live in…

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July 2021
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Obituary: Dr John Blanchard (1932–2021)

On 21 March this year, John Blanchard was the guest on ‘Before they leave the stage’, a YouTube series from Heath Church in Cardiff interviewing older men who have served the Lord faithfully in their generation. Approaching his 89th birthday, John was as clear as ever: recalling his childhood, his conversion, and the Lord’s…

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July 2021
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Andrew Roycroft inducted in Portadown

On 11 April 2021, Portadown Baptist Church in Northern Ireland inducted Andrew Roycroft as their new senior pastor, following a pastoral vacancy of almost three years. The service was led by Paul Wright (elder), with the other members of the eldership team (Raymond Pollock, Carl Sands, Stephen Archer, and Anthony Irwin) leading the Act…

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July 2021
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Pastor protests BBC racism allegations

A pastor of a Welsh Baptist church staged a four-day protest against the BBC in April. Revd Peter Cho of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Newbridge, Caerphilly, took issue with a BBC television programme which, he felt, unjustly stereotyped Christians as racist. The broadcast in question was an episode of Panorama (the BBC’s current affairs…

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