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June 2021
Articles

A walk with Mr O (3) Making Bible reading fruitful

Mr O, I’ve taken on board what you said about Bible reading being no substitute for church. Nonetheless you said that we could talk about ‘how our personal reading of God’s Word can be more fruitful’. Yes, I remember. Reading God’s Word for ourselves is a marvellous privilege. But I am going to stress…

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March 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Are paper Bibles better? How screens shape our reading

It was a gift from my parents back in 2001. For weeks I had waited, and there it was under the tree on Christmas Eve from Mom and Pop: a first-edition English Standard Version. My first new Bible after leaving home. It would be the first Bible that I would read from cover to…

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March 2021
Articles > Guest column

Why creeds are biblical, part two

In last month’s article, I made two observations which set the context for the biblical basis of creeds: 1) The Bible itself contains various creeds and confessions. 2) The church is commanded to ‘confess’ Christ (Romans 10:9-10). For the church to obey the command to confess our faith, we of necessity are going to…

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News

January 2021
News > International

North Korea: More people are seeing Bibles despite increased persecution

More people in North Korea are seeing Bibles even though persecution has worsened in the country, according to a new report. The findings are published in the ‘White Paper on Religious Freedom in North Korea’ written by the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights. Twenty years ago, only 16 North Korean defectors claimed…

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October 2020
News > International

Global: Bible now in 700 languages

New translations of the Bible which have been completed this year means the Word of God is now available in 700 languages. According to Wycliffe Bible Translators, while it is not possible to say which of the translations completed this year made the milestone, the fact that 700 translations now exist is indicative of…

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October 2020
Articles > Comment

Are we to be shaped by Scripture or culture?

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, says Scripture. It is in the spirit of friendship that this newspaper takes the unhappy step of raising concerns about recent online seminars broadcast by our friends in the Evangelical Movement of Wales. There were a number of seminars aimed at young adults, as part of AberLite,…

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September 2020
News > Society

Could the Bible be illegal in Scotland?

Concerns are being raised about a new far-reaching Hate Crimes and Public Order Bill being proposed in Scotland. One journalist writing in The Spectator asks whether possession of the Bible could become a criminal offence. The proposed legislation would make it a crime to possess ‘inflammatory’ material, or communicate ‘insulting’ material to another person.…

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