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September 2000
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > Latvia

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Latvia

Was the human voice designed for speech or song? This question helps us to focus on the central Baltic nation — Latvia, lying between Lithuania and Estonia, and recent winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Latvia is well known for its song festivals. In many ways its fight for survival, and re-emergence into the…

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July 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > Germany

Missionary spotlight – Germany

It is probably true to say that throughout the twentieth century the majority of Germans have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached. In August 1887, C. H. Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel that ‘Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers’. What happened in Germany between 1517, the year Martin Luther…

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February 1999
Articles > World Mission > Asia > South Eastern Asia > Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines – Political and church history

The Philippines were named after Philip II of Spain (husband of ‘Bloody Mary’ and the king of the Spanish Armada). This group of islands was discovered for Spain during the ill-fated journey of Ferdinand Magellan, who set out to find a westerly route to the spice islands, which were then controlled by Portugal. Magellan…

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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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November 1998
Articles > Guest column

Impressions

In today’s world of haste and stress there seems very little opportunity to stay awhile and recall the past. Yet it is a good thing to do occasionally, and just bring to mind past acquaintances and events. For me, many folk that have been a help to me on life’s journey are like milestones…

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February 1998
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Carried by the Swift

Christians, of all people, should be interested in history. The Bible, after all, is to a marked degree the history book par excellence. It is the record of God's mighty actions in creation and redemption. The twenty centuries that have followed since its completion have been the ongoing record of God's dealing with his…

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January 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Bangladesh

Missionary Spotlight on Bangladesh

 From 200 B.C. until A.D. 1200 this area was ruled variously by Buddhist or Hindu dynasties. Muslim domination came when the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1206. After that, Afghan and then Mogul rulers governed the territory for 600 years. During the time of the Moguls, different European traders began to visit Bengal. Eventually,…

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