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All articles & reviews tagged with worship

Review

August 2021
Reviews > Book

Devoted to God’s Church – Core values for Christian fellowship

Do you know anyone who struggles to see the purpose and value of the local church? This excellent little book is for them. The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded church attendance far and wide, so a book highlighting the worth, joys, and benefits of communal worship is timely. Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson is a staple…

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News

August 2021
News

Hallelujah! Covid-19 worship restrictions are lifted in England

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on places of worship have been lifted in England, but churches have been urged to act cautiously and responsibly as the virus still poses a threat. Speaking in the House of Commons on 5 July, the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there will be ‘no restrictions on communal worship…

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Article

June 2021
Articles

Would Jesus have preached the Sermon on the Mount on YouTube?

The world has changed. Like it or not, Covid-19 has changed our world permanently; it will never be the same again. The pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has revealed much about our society and our world, and such revelations have led to major changes, many of which will remain, whatever we think of them…

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Article

March 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why churches must gather for corporate worship

Qualifications There are scenarios in which there is a convincing case for churches not gathering, for example because of the severity of the health risk if they do gather or because of the vulnerability of a particular congregation as a whole. There are individuals who should not gather because doing so would be recklessly…

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Article

January 2021
Articles > Guest column

Covid-19 and worship

‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ according to the popular proverb. While this is often true, so is the opposite – ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ In response to the Covid-19 pandemic churches cancelled in person worship services. Many have only recently begun to meet in person again. Some have yet to do…

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Article

November 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The problem of answered prayer

Last month we reflected on the absurd approach of ‘prayer experiments’ which assume a kind of slot machine view of how prayer is supposed to work, with God as the Great Provider, jumping to do our bidding. But let us approach this from a different direction and ask: ‘why should God answer prayer at…

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Review

July 2020
Reviews > Book

Worship or Entertainment?

Have you ever given serious thought to the principles behind what you sing? This is the challenge which Peter Masters issues in this revised and condensed edition of his well-known title, Worship in the Melting Pot. Written at a popular level, the book encourages its readers to move beyond proof texts to a more thorough…

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