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Yearly Archives: 2011

The times need changing. United prayer meetings are held on the first Friday of each quarter in Glasgow. Similar groups have begun to meet in Northern Ireland, Wales and England. The meetings are open to all evangelical Christians of whatever denomination. New meetings may be organized in your area or you may join in secret […]

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Date December 23, 2011
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. . . if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) Mainline Methodist minister Martin Thielen recently made this the title of a book he wrote in hopes of winning to the Christian faith sceptics, atheists, […]

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Date December 23, 2011
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Josiah’s Reformation by Richard Sibbes has just been published by the Banner of Truth Trust1. Richard Sibbes is widely known amongst evangelicals who are familiar with Christian literature. Sadly, few have actually read him beyond the various quotations that appear in numerous Christian magazines. Here is an opportunity to read, learn and enjoy for yourself.2 […]

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Date December 23, 2011
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This is part of a lecture ‘Witnessing in the Workplace’, given by the writer at the Barton Conference on Saturday 15th November 2008. A meeting at a carpenter’s bench at Ramsgate about 1895 was the means of the call by grace of my late grandfather, John William Walley. Working beside him for three months was […]

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Date December 20, 2011
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The World-Tilting Gospel: Embracing a Biblical Worldview and Hanging on Tight Dan Phillips Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011 315 pages, paperback, £11.99, $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-82543-908-7 Dan Phillips is best known as a Christian blogger, contributing both to his own site, and the world-renowned Pyromaniacs. His posts at either location are always articulate, often provocative and are […]

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Date December 16, 2011
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It was the late Professor John Murray who pointed out that there was nothing supernatural in the emergence of Jesus from the womb of Mary – what we usually refer to as the ‘birth.’ The whole process of foetal and embryonic development was normal. We are told that when Mary’s ‘full time’ had come, she […]

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Date December 16, 2011
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This book consists, as the Preface tells us, ‘of a collection of pieces written at different times and generally with a view to special circumstances’. It begins with a piece by D. M. McIntyre on ‘Andrew Bonar as a Preacher’ in which we are told that the unrestrained offer of Christ to sinners of mankind […]

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Date December 13, 2011
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Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me? (1 Samuel 2:29, NASB) Hophni and Phinehas were worthless men who did not know the Lord and who regularly abused the sacrificial system in Israel. They commissioned their workers to go […]

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Date December 9, 2011
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Charles Hodge is rightly regarded as one of the leading theologians of the nineteenth century. His life’s work centred on Princeton Seminary where he studied and became Professor of Systematic Theology. This biography was written by his son A. A. Hodge just two years after the death of his father. At the insistence of his […]

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Date December 9, 2011
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‘If you read only one book on parenting outside of your Bible, make sure it is this one! . . . an endless gift of biblical treasure to share with your children, and their children, and their children, and their children, and . . .’ [Jennifer McIlwain on Kenneth B. Wingate’s A Father’s Gift: Lessons […]

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Date December 6, 2011
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There have been better-known preachers of the gospel in Scotland than Hugh MacLean Cartwright but few can have been better loved by those whom they served. Among other features that distinguished his ministry was the way in which, by many published articles, he sought to keep alive the memory of Christians of former days.2 He […]

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Date December 6, 2011
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I do not ask thee to take them out of the world but to keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15) You daily face untold danger, opposition, and sorrow. The danger takes many forms. You could be killed on the way to work this morning by a third shift worker on his way home […]

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Date December 2, 2011
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The homosexual marriage debate is not about homosexuality. It is not about ‘gay-bashing’, and Christians who are often intimidated by that unjust jibe should not be afraid to take on the government over the issue of redefining marriage. It is not even about marriage. It is about God. Who is God? Is God God? Or […]

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Date December 2, 2011
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The annual conference was held at the Emmaus Church Centre in Warrington, which had been lent by the Orford church. The facilities are superb and we appreciated the women from Chorlton Evangelical church for looking after us throughout the day. This year the theme was ‘Building Biblical Churches for the 21st Century’ and began on […]

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Date November 29, 2011
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Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The life and legacy of ‘the Doctor’ Andrew Atherstone & David Ceri Jones (Eds) Nottingham: Apollos/IVP, 2011 376 pages, paperback, £16.99 ISBN: 978 1 84474 553 1 This title is a collection of essays, part appreciation, part analysis of the work and legacy of Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Lloyd-Jones stands astride […]

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Date November 29, 2011
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