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November 2020

Train hard, fight easy

A good friend of mine spent part of his career as an elite infantryman. Despite attaining a place among the…

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November 2020

Should we be doing more to establish…

About 25 years ago I attended a Christian Institute event where the title of the meeting was ‘How we can…


November 2020

A ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ should…

The government is actively considering introducing a law to ban ‘conversion therapy’. If you haven’t heard of it, ‘conversion therapy’…


November 2020

Christianity and public life: Critiquing national leaders

If you are politically minded you will have read many different views on our government’s actions recently. During times of…


November 2020

The blessing of ‘No Men’

I still recall as a small boy learning in Sunday school about Rehoboam’s great folly. Perhaps you remember the history.…

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Never Enough: Confronting Lies about Appearance and Achievement with Gospel Hope
Sarah Ivill

Never Enough is a well-written, thoughtfully structured series of ‘teachable moments’ based on the author’s own testimony of suffering from eating disorders and a battle between fitness and obsession. Ivill talks of how her need to be romantically loved made…

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God’s design for women in an age of gender confusion
Sharon James

Is our belief in male headship culturally outdated, and should we see alternative ideas of marriage as ‘progress’? Is it possible to be born into the wrong body, and is sexual freedom good for women? Does Scripture show us a…

Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
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Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock

These three punchy books address pressing issues: what the Bible teaches about lust (on desire), about homosexuality (on Biblical sexuality) and about transgenderism (on identity). The trilogy approach keeps each book short and focused while dovetailing effectively. Each book has…

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A Beginner’s Guide To Church History
Philip Parsons

This book is a must-read for every Christian, which covers a wide period from the apostolic age to the church under Communism. There are numerous excellent works on church history, like Philip Schaff’s eight volumes, or Andrew Miller’s three volumes,…