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Review

August 2021
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Devoted to God’s Church – Core values for Christian fellowship

Do you know anyone who struggles to see the purpose and value of the local church? This excellent little book is for them. The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded church attendance far and wide, so a book highlighting the worth, joys, and benefits of communal worship is timely. Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson is a staple…

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August 2021
News

Hallelujah! Covid-19 worship restrictions are lifted in England

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on places of worship have been lifted in England, but churches have been urged to act cautiously and responsibly as the virus still poses a threat. Speaking in the House of Commons on 5 July, the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there will be ‘no restrictions on communal worship…

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August 2021
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Being with Jesus

As Peter and John were going up to the temple in Acts 3, they were confronted with a lame beggar who asked them for alms. Money they could not give him, but they did give him a much more wonderful gift: complete healing of the body. As those around saw this miracle and how…

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August 2021
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Don’t grieve your elders or cause division as you exit the lockdown

The lifting of all the remaining coronavirus restrictions on places of worship in England is to be welcomed. But let us also remember our fellow believers in other parts of the UK, where the situation is – at the time of going to press – different. Bear in mind, although the legal restrictions may…

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August 2021
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A walk with Mr O – 5. Western Christianity is on life support

Mr O, we were talking about prayer. You’ve been a Christian a lot longer than I have, so is there anything else on this subject that you think I ought to know? Are you ready for an old man like me to unburden his heart? I am troubled, deeply troubled, that Christianity in the…

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July 2021
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Don’t substitute your pastor with a screen

Screens have been a problem since long before Covid was an issue. The problem is that, because of accessibility, many Christians are quick to make famous pastors their pastors. While there are many great things we can learn online from people like Alistair Begg, John Piper, Mark Dever, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, and others,…

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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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