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1 Mar, 2012

Wales and the World

by Lindsay Brown

Wales and the World God has privileged the Welsh people to make a very special contribution to the pioneering of the church of Jesus Christ in far flung places. The rich missionary tradition in the Welsh church extends from the late 18th century to the early 1900s and is undoubtedly linked with the awakenings of…

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1 Mar, 2012

Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones

by Andrew Davies

Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The life and legacy of ‘the Doctor’ Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones (Eds), Apollos, £16.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-553-1 This is a symposium of essays giving a fascinating new perspective on the life, thought and influence of the man whom Dr Jim Packer, in the foreword, calls ‘the greatest I have ever…

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1 Mar, 2012

The ministry of public prayer – An endangered species?

by John Woolley

The ministry of public prayer – An endangered species? Whatever happened to the ministry of public prayer? Whether we are referring to it as a corporate venture or pastorally led, it appears conspicuous by its absence in many church gatherings or when present so ailing in health and vitality that you wonder if it is…

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1 Jan, 2012

The centrality of scripture

by John Woolley

The centrality of scripture ‘What pastures are to the beast, the nest for the birds, the stream for fish, the scriptures are for believing souls.’ So wrote Luther in his own inimitable way. Christianity is a religion of The Book. The God who has revealed Himself to sinful humanity has preserved His revelation in a…

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1 Jan, 2012

A radical idea?

by Gary Benfold

A radical idea? It’s a radical idea, isn’t it – getting Christians to read the Bible? Perhaps you’ve seen the statistics of how few Christians read the Bible at all between one Sunday and the next. Yet people grow as they read the word and sermons make more sense (which is bound to be a…

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1 Jan, 2012

The art of balancing: Issues facing young women today

by Kathryn Kendall

The art of balancing: Issues facing young women today I undertook a small scale survey among some of my female friends in their twenties and early thirties to find out what they felt were the top three key issues facing young Christian women today. Important issues such as singleness, finding satisfying work, sexual temptation, and…

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1 Jan, 2012

Surviving in a mad, bad world

by Ian Hamilton

Surviving in a mad, bad world We live in a mad, as well as a bad, world. The pace of life is simply frenetic, and shows few if any signs of slowing down. One danger facing the Christian in this mad, bad world is that we become swept along in the rush and never really…

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1 Jan, 2012

Internet Preaching

Listening Over the last few weeks I’ve listened to some great sermons: Alistair Begg on finding Christ in the book of Ruth; Tim Keller on the crossing of the Red Sea; James MacDonald on learning from and leaning on Christ; Conrad Mbewe on the coming Christ; Matt Chandler on remembering our Creator. With such an…

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1 Jan, 2012

Finally alive

by Esther van der Spoel

Finally alive My parents were Christians and I went to church with them when I was a child. I always said that I believed in God, but didn’t question too deeply about what that meant to me. At seventeen I started making excuses not to go to church. My parents tried to encourage me, but…

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1 Jan, 2012

Family worship

by Tim Curnow

Family worship ‘Religion was established first in families, and there the devil seeks to crush it… The family is the training ground of Church and State; and if children are not well instructed there, both will fail. Families are societies that must be set apart for God just as Churches; and parents have just as…

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