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August 2007
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Comment – Answering the challenges of Islam

Answering the challenges of IslamSince the time of Mohammed (c. 570-632) Islam has been one of the major challenges to Christianity and society - politically, militarily and spiritually. By the time of the Battle of Tours-Poitiers in France in 732, the armies of the Islamic caliphate had already secured the 'imposition by force' of…

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The church at worship – Robert Letham

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July 2007
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The church at worship – Robert Letham

Guest ColumnThe church at worshipby Robert LethamLegem credendi lex statuit supplicandi ('the rule of faith establishes the rule of prayer'). This slogan was first coined by Prosper of Aquitaine in the fifth century and has reverberated down the centuries. It is still relevant today. In practice, it points to the fact that the way…

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Motorway madness – Edgar Andrews

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July 2007
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Motorway madness – Edgar Andrews

Motorway madnessby Edgar AndrewsA vigorous debate was in progress (I can't be sure but I believe it was at one of the early Puritan conferences). The chairman, Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, recognising the misconceptions of the antagonists, gave an illustration that I have never forgotten.Biblical truth, he said, is like a complete circle. It doesn't…

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June 2007
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Two limbos

Two limbos For 800 years the Roman Catholic Church has taught that the souls of babies who die unbaptised are consigned to limbo - an intermediate state pending final judgement. Now this 'unofficial' teaching has been declared erroneous by the Vatican's own Theological Commission. In January Pope Benedict XVI authorised a 41-page report from the…

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An educated ministry

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May 2007
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An educated ministry

Recently I returned to Britain after 17 years' ministry in the United States. In all, I have lived on the other side of the Atlantic for 28 years of my adult life. During that time the Christian church in the UK has taken a battering. Many Evangelicals are losing hold on central doctrines such…

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April 2007
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Comment : Four-dimensional preaching

'Our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance' (1 Thessalonians 1:5).Far too often our preaching is one-dimensional - 'in word only'. The preacher feels satisfied to 'deal with the passage' and instruct his hearers. Minds are informed but hearts…

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April 2007
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Comment – Four-dimensional preaching

'Our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance' (1 Thessalonians 1:5).Far too often our preaching is one-dimensional - 'in word only'. The preacher feels satisfied to 'deal with the passage' and instruct his hearers. Minds are informed but hearts…

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