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August 2021
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Reaping the whirlwind

Over the past few weeks there have been various reports on the BBC website indicating that sexual harassment has become ‘normalised’ among school-age children. In a press release from June, it was reported that Ofsted’s inspectors had visited 32 state and private schools and colleges over an eight-week period. They spoke to more than…

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August 2021
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A walk with Mr O – 5. Western Christianity is on life support

Mr O, we were talking about prayer. You’ve been a Christian a lot longer than I have, so is there anything else on this subject that you think I ought to know? Are you ready for an old man like me to unburden his heart? I am troubled, deeply troubled, that Christianity in the…

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July 2021
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Church history and cultural engagement

What can we learn from the history of the church for our engagement with our own culture today? Let me begin with a caution: we should not read the stories of the great figures of church history to feed our fantasy of becoming them and reproducing their cultural context. Not only would that be…

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September 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The rise of anti-Christian ideologies and how Christians should respond

The first UK Gay Liberation Front Manifesto was published in 1971. The document urged activists to target law, education, and the media as part of a cultural revolution to demolish the family. It was critical of Christianity because its ‘teachings support the family and marriage’. Having such revolutionary aims demonstrates that the gay movement…

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August 2019
Articles > Comment

Beware the pitfalls of community engagement

News that a Grace Baptist church has not only allowed, but actively promoted, a play celebrating the LGBT movement within its building is deeply disturbing. But Evangelical Times has decided not to name the church because we are more concerned about the wider principles than this individual incident. We are forced to ask why…

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November 1999
News > International > Australia

Letter from Australia

I write this letter in the comfort and security of my study. We have just returned from three weeks holiday at a small seaside village called Lennox Head. It was just Val and I and the dog. There was no telephone in the house where we were staying and I didn’t turn on my…

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April 1999
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column: Society and the Christian ethic

When I was a boy my father used to take me twice a year to Newport. The object of the exercise was hopefully to see Cardiff RFC tank our near neighbours and rivals which usually, but not as frequently as I would have liked, they did. (Little did he or I suspect that I…

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