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March 2017
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Global persecution

Christian organisations are warning that global persecution shows no sign of letting up during 2017, with new anti-Christian legislation planned in super-powers China and Russia. Persecution of Christians is on the rise after years of sustained pressure in countries such as China, Christian organisations have warned. As figures from the Centre for Studies on…

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March 2017
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Event – Evangelical Times’ 50th anniversary thanksgiving

Saturday 4 February at Hayes Town Chapel proved a joyful occasion, with about 80 people, including Evangelical Times directors, editors and journalists, as well as many friends of ET’s ministry, meeting together to thank God for his kindness and faithfulness over the past 50 years. February 1967 saw the newspaper’s initial launch, with Peter…

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March 2017
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Induction – 220 years of gospel witness

On 28 January 2017, Bethlehem Chapel in Richmond, Surrey, celebrated 220 years of God’s faithfulness, and the public recognition of their new pastor, Robert Goodgame. The service was attended by around 80 people, who shared in this time of celebration. The service started with a call to worship from Hebrews 10:16-22, followed by a…

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March 2017
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International – Pope welcomes ‘big bang’

Pope Francis has declared that the theories of evolution and the ‘big bang’ are real, saying that God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’. In an address at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator; rather, they ‘require…

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March 2017
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Conferences – Reformation Bible Conference

This year’s Reformation Bible Conference, held at Hilltop Chapel in Sheffield, on 6-7 January, was a spiritual feast. The theme was ‘Christ our Head, Husband and Bridegroom’. Two questions at the beginning of the conference epitomised where we were heading: ‘Who is the master of our life?’ and ‘Where do our chief affections lie?’…

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February 2017
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Religion – Parachristo

Hundreds of British churches, including some of the UK’s largest congregations, have been warned against possible infiltration by a group called Parachristo, reported to be a cult which has links to a controversial South Korean group called Shinchonji. The warnings, reported in The Telegraph, revealed that the Church of England (CofE) has issued a…

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February 2017
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Event – Guernsey celebration

Guernsey’s La Villiaze Evangelical Congregational Church celebrated its 200th anniversary throughout 2016. For the church, this brought into focus the wonderful truths of Psalm 100:5: ‘For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations’. Special events Monthly special prayer meetings were occasions to give thanks for God’s…

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