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All articles & reviews tagged with faith

Review

June 2021
Reviews > Book

Sketches of Faith: An introduction to characters from Christian history

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It comprises 33 short overviews of the lives of believers throughout history who were dedicated to serving God by spreading the gospel at home and abroad. For me it was a memory jogger, bringing back salient particulars of renowned servants of God. Beginning with the Apostle Paul, it then…

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May 2021
International

Australia: New laws proposed to protect religious freedom

A bill that would make it harder to discriminate against a person on the basis of their faith and genuinely held belief has been backed by a parliamentary committee in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Mark Latham, leader of NSW’s One Nation party, has put forward amendments to change the state’s anti-discrimination laws to…

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January 2021
Articles > Comment

Living in love and faith? What irony!

A Christian produced a video in which he voiced his opinions against transgenderism. For that, he was reported to – and was investigated by – North Yorkshire Police for a ‘hate crime’. I sincerely hope by the time you’re reading this, the police have dropped the troubling case. But we are hearing of these…

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October 2020
Uncategorised

Slot machine prayer

Some readers may be aware of scientific experiments that have purported to assess the efficacy of prayer. It appears that some Christians decided that they could show that prayer works by such experiments and thus indirectly provide scientific evidence for the existence of God. I suspect most ET readers will be surprised by this…

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October 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

Filtering for repentance

A pitfall of contemporary evangelicalism is to mistake quantity for quality. How many attended the meeting? How many hits has the website had? What’s the view count of that uploaded video? These can easily become acid tests for how well ministries are faring. However, surveys and statistics concerning the spread of the gospel do…

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May 2020
Articles > Guest column

Hope in difficult days

As the Prime Minister’s press conference ended, it was clear that life was going to be very different for the next few weeks, possibly months, possibly longer. Severe social distancing measures were announced in the next attempt to combat COVID-19. It was not long before my phone began to ring, text messages, emails looking…

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Review

February 2020
Reviews > Book

Pressing On, Finishing Well: Learning from Seven Biblical Characters

Not often do we find some of the most stimulating and challenging words of a book in the introduction. But here Michael Black’s personal conviction on the brevity of life and the vital necessity of living each day in the light of the End rings out from the very start. Here is a book…

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