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June 2021
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The unequal yoke

We received sad news from a missionary friend recently. For many years, Don & Marianne (not their real names) have worked in a Muslim country. Slowly they have built up a little fellowship of believers, all converted from Muslim backgrounds. None of those young Christians have found it easy. Some have faced harassment from…

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June 2021
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Unwrapped: The Enemy

Editor’s note: Before his recent death, John had kindly agreed to ET reproducing this edited and slightly abridged chapter from his book Unwrapped! It is our pleasure to honour him by going ahead with this article, and we anticipate publishing a tribute to him in our next edition. God has delivered Christians from ‘the…

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June 2021
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Adjusting to the old normal

Coronavirus has changed church life dramatically. Services and activities have been reconfigured, moved online, or stopped altogether. And being creatures of habit, we could easily start to feel comfortable with this ‘new normal’, and continue with it unthinkingly, long after the pandemic is over. So we need to examine these changes in the light…

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June 2021
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God means it for good

The Bible tells us that God controls everything in our lives and in our world. The problem is, however, that our lives and our world often seem so out of control. We all have a year full of examples of that, don’t we? One of the most helpful places in Scripture to give us…

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June 2021
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Ban on ‘conversion therapy’ confirmed in Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech – which sets out the government’s agenda for the coming parliamentary session – has confirmed there will be a consultation to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’. LGBT campaigners want to completely outlaw any attempt to stop people expressing their sexual orientation or transgender identity. They want certain religious practices to be banned,…

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June 2021
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School reports chaplain to anti-terrorism unit for sermon telling children they can disagree with the LGBT agenda

A school chaplain was reported to the government’s anti-terrorism unit because he delivered a sermon telling children they were allowed to disagree with the LGBT agenda. Revd Dr Bernard Randall, 48, was also sacked from his job and reported to the local authority as a potential danger to children. He is taking Nottinghamshire’s Trent…

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June 2021
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Street preacher, 71, arrested by police under public order laws

The arrest of a 71-year-old street preacher in May has been met with widespread criticism for the way in which the police handled the situation and went beyond their statutory powers. According to reports, Pastor John Sherwood was standing on stepladders preaching in the open air when he was pulled away by police officers,…

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June 2021
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CI says it will mount legal challenge over ban on ‘wrong kind of prayer’

The Christian Institute has told the government it will take legal action if the proposed conversion therapy ban outlaws the ‘wrong kind of prayer’. As outlined in the front-page story of this issue, the Queen’s Speech confirmed that Boris Johnson’s government will bring forward measures to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’. But in a legal…

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June 2021
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Down’s syndrome case to hit High Court

High-profile disability campaigner Heidi Crowter is set to go to court to challenge the law on abortion as it relates to Down’s syndrome. A hearing is due to begin on 6 July examining the law which allows abortion up to birth for babies with Down’s and other disabilities. Crowter, aged 25, and her fellow…

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