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All articles & reviews tagged with culture

Article

August 2019
Articles > Guest column

Why ‘same-sex attraction’ may be a misleading term

Like a swift flowing river, progressive culture seems to surge forward, sweeping all with it. Like dead branches, liberal churches are caught up in the stream. Sometimes evangelicals feel battered by the torrent, barely clinging to the bank. We need renewed confidence in the Spirit’s power. GK Chesterton stated ‘a dead thing can go…

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News

August 2018
News > Church news

Church – PCI under fire

Biblical teaching on morality encourages Christians to imitate Jesus Christ even when culture is going a different way, a leading Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) figure has said. The Very Rev. Dr Stafford Carson spoke out in the Belfast Telegraph, following criticism of the Church’s decision about who it allows to be full members.…

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Review

Reviews > Book

The Undercover Revolution: How Fiction Changed Britain

Here is a fascinating study, centring on the lives and motivations of nineteenth-century novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Hardy, Iain Murray traces a surprising degree of evangelical influence upon them – but an influence rejected. Thomas Hardy, it seems, even made an early profession of evangelical faith. Three of the six chapters are…

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Review

September 2007
Reviews > Book

Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars

The general aim of the Africa Bible Commentary (ABC) is ‘to make the Word of God speak relevantly to African realities today’ and certainly that is the case. The editor has done a remarkable job of bringing great diversity generally within sound Scriptural parameters. In addition to biblical commentary, ABC covers issues ranging from…

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Review

March 2007
Reviews > Book

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in the World of Fading Dreams

Dennis Hill revisits David F. Wells’ challenging book published in 1994 and, 13 years on, asks the author for his present views on Western evangelicalism. God in the wasteland was the second of four books on evangelicalism by Dr Wells. Along with the first, No place for truth (1993), it created a stir in…

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Historical

January 1999
Articles > Historical

History is bunk… Is it?

The great motor man, Henry Ford, is believed to have once declared that 'history is bunk'. The remark was probably not intended to be taken seriously, but its significance lies in the fact that it is so often quoted. Perhaps it underlies a certain cynicism we have towards the subject. For many, the word…

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News

December 1996
News

A call to repentance and reformation

There is only one unique and saving gospel, which can put man right with God. It is the urgent task of all truly evangelical churches to recover this exclusive message from the Scriptures, and to proclaim it. The downward spiral Regular churchgoer Christopher Booker has become the principal Euro-sceptic spokesman for both the fishermen…

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