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Rapping hard on the door

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June 2011
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Rapping hard on the door

Rapping hard on the door   I was asked recently by an experienced minister, ‘In a prayer meeting, after you’ve asked God for something, what more can you do?’      The question reflects the accepted norm in many, if not most, contemporary church prayer meetings. People take it in turn to bring their requests…

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Testing the spirits

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May 2011
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Testing the spirits

A response to David Robertson's Fleabytes broadcast on the Pope's visit.

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ET Comment – Violent demonstrations

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February 2011
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ET Comment – Violent demonstrations

Violent demonstrations In London quite recently there have been orchestrated student demonstrations against the Government, and these demonstrations turned violent.      Millions of pounds worth of damage resulted, and not a few injuries to the police and others. Some had the audacity to threaten members of the royal family as they travelled to a function.…

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January 2011
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ET Comment – Tyndale’s legacy

Tyndale's legacy In 1611 the Authorised Version of the Bible was completed. Four hundred years on, we stand back, and in this article by Rt Rev. John B. Taylor, admire a marvellous translation largely achieved through William Tyndale's sacrificial labours. 'What finally do we say of Tyndale's legacy to the English-speaking world? First and…

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ET Comment – Innocent fun?

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November 2010
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ET Comment – Innocent fun?

Innocent fun? Every year as we approach the end of October, the aisles of our local supermarkets fill up with witches hats, plastic devil's horns, Frankenstein heads and the like. Halloween puts in its unwelcome appearance. In the USA, as you might expect, they do all of this on a much bigger scale. Whole superstores are…

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October 2010
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ET Comment – Why revivals stop

Why revivals stop Studies of revivals sometimes look at what causes revivals to stop. The usual answer given is that sins in the church like fanaticism, disunity and pride so grieve the Holy Spirit that he withdraws his gracious influences.     But that explanation has its limitations. If sin is the fundamental obstacle, although biblically relevant,…

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September 2010
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ET Comment – Making the best of it

Making the best of it Pope Benedict's visit this September - the first ever state visit to the UK by a pontiff - is another marker of Britain's declension from vital Christianity. This declension has continued steadily for well over a century.  While we acknowledge that a pluralistic society allows free access of religious leaders…

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