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All articles & reviews tagged with future

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December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

Facing the future

Mary’s hopes and dreams for her firstborn son were overshadowed by prophecy, but she never forgot who held the future for Jesus. Last year I wrote about the difficulties facing childless parents at Christmas, when everything seems to focus on ‘family’. This year we will be celebrating our own family ‘miracle’: a son finally…

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August 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Onwards and Upwards

What matters about a journey is reaching the destination. To say that you went to Italy for your holidays, and then disclose that all your time was spent in the departure lounge at Heathrow airport would sound laughable. But it is equally laughable for anyone to set out on the Christian pilgrimage and then…

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Historical

March 1999
Articles > Historical

Puritan wisdom for today – hope for the future of the church

As we approach the third millennium the foremost issue facing the church is the completion of the great mandate to take the gospel to all nations. In China, Africa and Central and South America, as also elsewhere, there has been rapid growth during the twentieth century. But will the gospel continue to spread until…

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Historical

January 1999
Articles > Historical

History is bunk… Is it?

The great motor man, Henry Ford, is believed to have once declared that 'history is bunk'. The remark was probably not intended to be taken seriously, but its significance lies in the fact that it is so often quoted. Perhaps it underlies a certain cynicism we have towards the subject. For many, the word…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mind your own business

Our Lord revealed to Peter the way he would glorify God in death; and Peter looked at John and asked, ‘Lord, what will John do? In what way will John suffer?’ It is really difficult to determine the reason Peter asked this of Christ. Was he genuinely concerned for his friend John? Was he…

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News

March 1995
News > United States of America

Letter from America: What of these people?

As the aircraft gently lifts off from Chicago, it leaves behind one of the busiest airports in the world. At first, it heads out over Lake Michigan before turning sharply around and flying back over Chicago. It is already dark outside, as I sit with my head pressed against the small window. Below, the…

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