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All articles & reviews tagged with covid-19

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October 2020
Articles > Personal view

PERSONAL VIEW: Why Christians must question ‘the science’ right now

This article is here published as a personal view by the author. Almost never before in history has it been more important for Christians to question ‘the science’. Why? Because your understanding of ‘the science’ will entirely affect your belief about how the worldwide church should respond to the unprecedented measures she is being…

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October 2020
News > Conferences

Webinar: design in virology?

In July the UK Centre for Intelligent Design organised three webinars on the topic of design in virology. Three distinguished presenters (Prof. Michael Behe, Dr Jonathan McLatchie, and Prof. Hugo van Woerden) with expertise in academic research, teaching, and public health gave fascinating insights into the molecular structure, biochemistry, and function of viruses, including…

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October 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

When authorities conflict: The separation of church and state

The author, who is here responding to recent articles by Paul Yeulett and Mark Richards, wishes to emphasise he is writing in a personal capacity. The 2020 Covid-19 crisis has been a tragedy for human society. National economies have been shattered; the familiar pattern of everyday life of only a few months ago is…

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September 2020
News > Mission

Evangelism in the time of Covid

Lausanne Free Church, an English-speaking fellowship in Switzerland, has been adapting its evangelism to the challenges of Covid-19. The nearby city of Montreux is a tourist hotspot in summer, but it has been very quiet in recent months. LFC usually engages in outdoor evangelism once a month in Montreux, famed for its annual jazz…

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September 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The limits of authority

The author wishes to emphasise that the views expressed in this article are his own and should not necessarily be attributed to anyone connected with him. During lockdown I have preached from Romans 13 on submission to governing authorities. In the course of regular emails to church members, I have encouraged them to observe…

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August 2020
Articles > Comment

Were churches too quick to surrender their liberty during the Covid crisis?

Whether or not one agrees with the merits of the legal action brought by a group of church leaders against the government for the forced closure of churches, the case raises some important questions. Does a state government have the right to force, by law, churches to stop gathering for worship? Does an agency…

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August 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Who has ultimate authority over the church? A debate we need to have

Covid-19 is more than the outbreak of a virus, more than a public health crisis, more even than a global pandemic. Its effects extend far beyond the realms of medicine; it has come and shaken the whole world radically, perhaps like nothing has since 1945. Covid-19 is a powerful catalyst which has accelerated momentous…

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