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March 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution: China – Chinese churches demolished

Officials have demolished two church buildings in Shaanxi province and Christians are concerned about increasing pressure since Xi Jinping became president in 2013. On 27 December 2017, local authorities in Zhifang village in Lauyu district, demolished a church, after claiming that it was built on illegally occupied land. According to media reports, almost 100…

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Historical

April 2017
Uncategorised > Historical

The surprising story of David Michell (part2)

Part 1 is here. After the Japanese attack on Pearl harbour and the entry of the United States into the war the situation became rapidly more difficult for all the children and teachers at the Chefoo School.   Chefoo School The fighting in the local area between the Japanese and the Chinese had intensified.…

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Historical

March 2017
Articles > Historical

The Surprising story of David Michell (part1)

In 1957 David Michell was appointed ‘House Chairman’ at London Bible College a position something like Head Boy at a school. To all appearances just a stable and mature Christian, able to take on this position of trust. However, what most of his peers did not know was the surprising story of what had…

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Historical

June 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3)

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3) In February 1849, William Chalmers Burns set his face towards the ‘regions beyond’ in mainland China and left for Canton. Foreigners were assumed to be rich, so he could become a prey to robbers. He carried a light purse and was even reluctant to have a Bible with a…

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Historical

May 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (2)

Part 1 is here.   From December 1839, Burns spent several months at Perth. He travelled by coach and ‘gave tracts to all on it and in it (a practice which I intend to follow, wherever I go)’. The congregations were solemn, and many were in tears. He witnessed everywhere he went — on…

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Historical

April 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (Part 1)

William Burns was born on 1 April 1815 at Dun in Scotland, the third son of Rev. W. H. Burns and Elizabeth Chalmers. In 1821 the family moved to Kilsyth, a town of colliers and weavers about 12 miles east of Glasgow.

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June 2013
China

China’s tears

The early church history course came to a memorable end. The final session concerned the rise of Islam and its effects on the churches of North Africa and the Middle East in the seventh to eleventh centuries.      We looked at the terrible legacy of the Crusades in terms of the lasting bitterness which…

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