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December 2021
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The good old days

Nothing wrong with getting nostalgic at Christmas, is there? Do you remember the feel of that thin, shiny foil Christmas presents used to be wrapped in? Or the Georgian soldier and his sweetheart on top of the tin of chocolates you were not allowed to touch until Christmas Eve? Can you recall the excitement…

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December 2021
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Immanuel, God with us

They were lying on straw beds, these two men, in a prison cell in China. They were both Christians, but had been arrested for being foreigners seeking to spread the good news of the Christian faith. One of them was Rudolf Bosshardt, who had travelled to China with the China Inland Mission. Twelve years…

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December 2020
Articles > Evangelistic

Coming home for Christmas

The nights may be dark and long and the weather wintery but the journeying home for Christmas is usually fully of eager excitement and thousands of memories.  It may be old, but the song ‘Driving home for Christmas’ still plays out each December! Millions of miles in the air, on rail-tracks, and roads are…

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December 2020
Articles > Evangelistic

The Christmas census

The Christmas story began with a census, and the Bible itself ends with a different registration. 2021 is the year of the UK’s next census. William the Conqueror carried out the first one in England, the results of which were published in the Domesday Book in 1086 AD. Since 1801, when the first census…

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December 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

The light shines in darkness

Are you someone who really looks forward to Christmas? It’s a special time that brightens up the long, dark days of winter. For many it’s a joy to spend quality time with family and friends. Because of Covid-19 of course, Christmas 2020 will be very different. In October people in Scotland were told by…

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December 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

Advent in a global pandemic

These have been dark days in 2020, even in the light of spring and summer. A global pandemic and fever-pitch identity politics. Protests devolving into urban warfare and civil division. Fierce hurricanes and raging wildfires. Those spared great personal suffering and pain haven’t lived under such ominous clouds in decades, if ever. The anxieties…

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December 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Word became flesh

Have you ever looked out of an aircraft and considered the reality of powered flight? There is something spectacular about what is taking place, and yet – when we understand the principle – there is a profound simplicity that underpins that reality. The Gospel of John is similar: it carries us away from the…

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