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April 2021
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Christian educators’ conference looks at consumerism and neo-Marxism

In February, Christian Concern worked alongside The Christian School’s Trust to provide hundreds of educators across the UK and abroad with an inspiring weekend. Over 300 Christian educators signed up for the event, and there were over 40 speakers and contributors. The conference was entitled ‘Further Up, Further In!’ – a reference to C.…

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April 2021
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St Peter’s Free Church announces new minister

Revd Andy Pearson is set to become the new minister of St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee. Originally from Inverness, Andy completed a degree in Religious Studies & Scottish History at Edinburgh University before being employed by Kirkcaldy Free Church as a community worker. It was during this period in Fife that he felt called…

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April 2021
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Welsh revival film in production

Production is underway of a new documentary film surveying the history of revival in Wales. Welsh Awakenings will be a two-hour feature presented by Pastor Jonathan Thomas of Cornerstone Evangelical Church, Abergavenny. Filming is scheduled for various locations around Wales as Jonathan surveys the spiritual highs and lows of Welsh evangelicalism between the 18th…

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April 2021
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Iain Thomson inducted on Isle of Lewis

There was a real sense of anticipation among the congregation of Garrabost Free Church in January as the Western Isles Presbytery met to induct Revd Iain Thomson to the pastoral charge of the congregation. Due to lockdown restrictions, only 50 people were physically present in the church building, but a further two hundred people…

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March 2021
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Ravi Zacharias report ‘shattering’

The full report into allegations of misconduct by the late Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, has been published. It found ‘significant evidence of sexual misconduct’ with female massage therapists, and the associated misuse of ministry funds. An interim report was made public in December, and now the full report has been published by Ravi Zacharias…

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March 2021
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Judge gives go ahead for Scottish churches to challenge closure

A judge has granted permission for a group of 27 church leaders to challenge the Scottish government’s ban on gathered worship. Ruling that the case has merit, a hearing has been ordered to take place remotely on 11 and 12 March. It could result in churches being allowed to reopen. Supported by the Christian…

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March 2021
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EMF missionary discusses faith and fighting cancer

Elisa Rodrigues and her husband José have been missionaries in Portugal for the European Mission Fellowship for over 34 years. They live in Alto do Moinho, six miles south of Lisbon, where José pastors an evangelical church and oversees a nearby church plant. The couple spent some time in England in the 1980s, based…

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March 2021
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Delayed service marks 100 years since merger of Brixton and Surrey Tabernacles

Towards the end of 2020, we held our delayed anniversary service to mark the centenary of the merging of Brixton and Surrey Tabernacles. The Surrey Tabernacle was the largest Strict Baptist church and chapel there has ever been, and was started through the preaching of one man: James Wells. Born in Alton, Hampshire, in…

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Halstead Grace Baptist Church is formally constituted

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, Halstead Grace Baptist Church in Essex recently held a thanksgiving service to formally mark the constitution of the church as an independent fellowship and to recognise Graham Field as pastor. Former church secretary Brian Rayner gave an overview of HGBC’s history before Barry King (Grace Baptist Partnership) spoke. He reminded us…

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March 2021
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Pastors launch website following Covid concerns

In late 2020 three pastors – Dale Mcalpine, Angus Cameron, and Stephen Holland – began to meet via Zoom for mutual support and fellowship during the Covid-19 pandemic. They shared common concerns and frustrations over the blanket closure of UK churches. Each believed in obedience to the government, but also held strongly to the…

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March 2021
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Neal Gordon inducted in Comber Baptist Church, Northern Ireland

Comber Baptist Church grew from humble beginnings in 1966. Initial meetings were held at the Band Hall in Mill Street, Comber. Later, worshippers moved to a new building in 1976. This was expanded in 1986 to accommodate higher numbers and provide more modern facilities. In January this year, a new chapter was written in…

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February 2021
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Allegations against Ravi Zacharias prove true

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct committed by the late Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias suggests the accusations are true. The organisation he founded, Ravi Zacharias Ministries International (RZIM), took the unusual step of issuing a statement after receiving an interim report from the independent investigators. The statement said, ‘In August 2020, allegations of…

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