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All articles & reviews tagged with old-age

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November 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their legacy

In the last two columns I’ve tried to show that old age doesn’t mean the end of your Christian usefulness. Older saints are particularly well positioned to glorify God, through your trials and through your prayers. In this final instalment we’ll think about how you can do so through your legacy — and I’m…

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September 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their trials

Pastoring a largely elderly congregation has shown me how old age can bring new challenges for the Christian. When your physical and mental strength are waning you can feel frustrated and even depressed about not being able to serve the Saviour as actively as you did before. Take heart! You remain a soldier of…

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May 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Growing older: From one degree of glory to another

A middle-aged man looks in the mirror, puts on a bright orange wig to cover his bald head and suddenly he’s young again – allegedly! But why does he do it? If you see him in the street, it’s obvious it’s a wig! The colour doesn’t match his eyebrows or stubble and you can…

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December 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Death sentence at 50

1989 and 1990 were very significant years in world history. This period saw the virtual collapse of communism in Europe, and apartheid in South Africa. The infamous Berlin Wall was demolished, and Nelson Mandela was released from prison. For me personally, 1990 brought the shattering news that I had a primary brain tumour. A…

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August 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Attitudes – gilt-edged investment in a happy future

He met me at the door brandishing an old musket and sporting a twinkle in his eye. A bit cantankerous - and quite unpredictable - he rode eighty like a bronco. I liked his spirit! Why is it that some age so beautifully, like antique furniture? Others crackle and snap with barely contained bitterness -…

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