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Article

November 1995
General

Whatever my lot

┬áJust after the Arab-Israeli war in 1967, I spent ten weeks in Jerusalem. One afternoon I was invited to have tea with Mrs. Bertha Spafford Vester, who had lived there all of her ninety one years. A fascinating woman, she was the fifth daughter of Horatio Spafford, who wrote, ‘It is well with my…

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October 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The custom and culture of praise

Contemporary evangelicalism is an infant phenomenon. It comes out of the charismatic renewal of the late sixties. It is scenic, proselytising, and in earnest. It believes the professing church’s ailment to be mild, basically caused by a number of bad attitudes. So it prescribes modest remedies -discovering positive feelings towards oneself, others and God.…

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News

February 1995
News

Hymns for today’s churches

When we hear the complaint that some of our traditional hymns are ancient we reply that Jesus Christ lived, died, rose and achieved our redemption two thousand years ago, and since then the Holy Spirit has been indwelling and gifting every one of his people. It has not been merely in the last twenty…

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