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All articles & reviews tagged with repentance

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October 2017
Articles > Comment

Reformation 500

It is exactly 500 years since 31 October 1517, the day when Martin Luther placarded 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. This seemingly obscure event was arguably the flame that lit the touchpaper and the beginning of the sixteenth century Reformation. Luther’s theses went viral in Germany and Switzerland.…

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November 1999
Articles > Guest column

Influential words from wise men

Over the years certain sayings have helped to clarify my thinking and have had a formative influence in my life. One such saying comes from Daniel Rowland (1711-90) who said that throughout his life he had been seeking to learn four lessons: 'to repent, without despairing; to be angry without sinning'. The fact that…

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September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Restoration must always be our aim – Forgiveness

Is there a difference between how a congregation deals with offences and how individuals should handle forgiveness? Yes, there is. When Ben left his wife to move in with the choir director, their church was thrown into turmoil. Repeated attempts to urge Ben to return to his wife were rebuffed. In a sombre business…

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July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Forgiving the unrepentant

Near the end of the film 2000 Acres a dying widow makes her sister promise to care for her two children - and pass on the family legacy. The legacy, it turns out, is hostility toward their unrepentant and abusive father. As she dies she whispers, 'My sole accomplishment in life is that I…

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June 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Forgiveness-who takes the first step?

What gift could we give our society that would make the greatest difference to the greatest number of lives? As I think back over my childhood; as I interact with business clients; as I read the newspaper; as I listen to church problems; and as I ponder the maturing of my marriage; I have…

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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ Disowned

Peter's denial of his Lord is recorded in all four Gospels, and to have the full picture we need to take into account the details given in each account. It is remarkable that all four evangelists record this denial, because when the Gospels were written Peter was a leading apostle, one of the chief…

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December 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Out of Darkness

As a young boy in a large family of six, I had known a good upbringing in a caring and close-knit family. My parents had been devoted to us and gave us much moral direction. I was brought up to attend the local Anglican church, where I became a server or altar boy. I…

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