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All articles & reviews tagged with worship

Article

February 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Orderly worship as a witness to the world

Walking into an unsupervised toddler nursery is enough to overwhelm most people. It’s chaos. The children might be screaming, fighting, throwing toys, holding their hands over their ears, or doing any number of other things all at once. Children need unstructured play time or ‘free play’ for their development, so it’s not necessarily a…

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News

April 2019
News > Church news

CofE Sunday Services no longer compulsory

Weekly Sunday services will no longer be compulsory for Anglican churches after a vote by the Church of England’s ruling body. The General Synod voted to end the law – dating back to 1603 – which required priests to hold a Sunday service in every church they looked after. The change was proposed by…

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Historical

September 2017
Articles > Historical > Uncategorised

50 challenging years

Over 1967-2017, confessional evangelical Christianity in Britain has faced some significant challenges. Here are six of them: 1) The so-called ‘New Perspective’ on the teaching of the apostle Paul. In a book entitled Paul and Palestinian Judaism by Ed Sanders, which appeared 40 years ago, the thesis was promoted that the Jews of Pauline…

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Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Meditating on God

In our hectic and exacting lifestyle today, an oft-neglected privilege and duty is that of prayerful meditation on the Lord and his Word. A fruitful time of meditation, reading the Word and seeking the Lord, is needful for a healthy spiritual life. Christian meditation is a holy exercise of the mind, by which we…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Bringing our neighbour

Society today knows little of the gospel. Churches are seen as places for weddings and funerals. Many think that the regular church services cater mainly for the elderly and feature obscure rituals and boring preaching. Nevertheless, we have a mission-field next door. A Christian may be the only resident in his street who attends…

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Article

September 1999
Articles > Guest column

Children in Church

So often we seem to be at two extremes in our approach to children in church. On the one hand the church service is conducted as a kind of mini children’s circus. The whole event appears to be centred on them. The singings are suitably chosen and the preacher demonstrates that if he hadn’t…

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Article

February 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Worship: its purpose

Last month we looked at the nature of worship and praise: what worship is. Now we come to the central issue, namely the purpose of praise and worship. If we are to worship God in a way that pleases him, we must know why we do it. It is my belief that the overarching…

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