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May 2017
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Conference – Connected

After running for 28 years as the ‘North of England church officers’ conference’, we met at Dewsbury Evangelical Church on Saturday 4 March, under a new name — ‘Connected’ —  with the strap-line, ‘Serving together in the local church’. The Friday evening session of previous years was cut to accommodate busy schedules. This, and…

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Conference – Treasuring Christ

It was a real blessing to have Tim Challies over with us in Ballygomartin Baptist Church, all the way from Ontario, Canada. The well known author, blogger and pastor kindly accepted an invitation to come over and speak at our first ‘Treasuring Christ’ conference last November. Although his schedule was tight, he was keen…

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May 2017
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Letter from America: Government by Executive Order

If one thing could be said of Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, he is not a man to mince his words or follow the status quo. This was clear from his inauguration address on 20 January: ‘Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring…

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Education – Science skills and religion

Students in hard-line religious countries perform worse in science and mathematics, research from Leeds Beckett University controversially claims. However, the research team was forced to speculate that the time spent on religion has a negative correlation with educational performance in mathematics and science, because there was little data to state how much time was…

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Reformation – Reformation celebration in Ulster

The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster’s (FPCU) ‘Get Ready for Reformation’ year of events has been a success so far, with outreach planned across Northern Ireland in celebration of the Reformation. Any congregation wishing to hold a Reformation service or seminar is welcome to use the graphics and text created by the FPCU’s committee,…

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Society – Atheism ‘dying out’

Birth control means that atheism and even nominal Protestant Christianity could end up dying out by numbers, as artificial contraceptive use and planned parenthood sees fewer children born to those not professing or practicing a religion. By contrast, births among Muslims are on the rise, with an average of 4.29 children born to Muslims…

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Society – Marriage trends in England and Wales

Marriage statistics for 2014 — the first year in which same-sex couples could marry in Britain — have defied expectations. The figures for 2013, the last year in which all marriages involved opposite-sex couples, sounded further alarm bells about attitudes to marriage in Britain. In that year, only 240,854 couples were married in England…

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