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Gareth Davies a notable Welsh Calvinistic Methodist preacher died on March 4 in Cardiff. On his best days, and he enjoyed many of these, he preached with theological discernment, earnest longing for the salvation of men and women, unavoidable application and a Welsh warmth of spirit. Two memories come back to me. The first is […]

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Date March 15, 2005
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Dr. Edmund Clowney, a former Westminster Theological Seminary professor and prolific author, is at the University of Virginia Hospital after fracturing his back in a fall on Saturday, 5 March. By Thursday night, complications of flu and pneumonia made his situation bleak, but pulmonary specialists have been able to clear up the pneumonia and bring […]

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Date March 11, 2005
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It was not until I read the testimony of a Christian man battling against homosexual lust that I realised what the leadership of the American Episcopal Church is doing. This so-called ‘affirming church’ – and there are Baptists and Presbyterians who declare the same message – is saying that homosexuality is God’s plan for the […]

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Date March 2, 2005
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SEEK THE WELFARE OF THE CITY: SAINTS AND SOCIETY The Study Conference of what was once known as the British Evangelical Council but now is called Affinity was held 1-3 February in the High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddeston with almost 85 partipants. The papers are going to be published. 1] Gordon Wenham is senior […]

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Date February 18, 2005
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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) was one of the galaxy of young preachers at the Scottish Disruption period which included other men some of whose books have been reprinted by the Banner of Truth, Andrew Bonar, ‘Rabbi’ Duncan, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, W. C. Burns. Horatius Bonar was a prolific author, but one of his fascinating books has […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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On 15 January the induction of the Rev Wyn Hughes took place to the pastorate of the Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff. 800 people were present from all over Wales and England, North and South Wales being united on this happy occasion. There were apologies for absence, one from the daughter of the first minister of […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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At two day conferences, one in north Wales and one in south Wales, on February 1 and 2 David Meredith of the Free Church of Scotland at Culloden, near Inverness addressed the ministers on the subject of the rise of the ‘Emerging Church.’ The following is a summary of what he said: We are living […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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Two men started our new year with their very different achievements. The first was 35 year old New Yorker Tucker Shaw who photographed everything he ate in the year 2004 from breakfast on January 1, through all his meals, every glass of milk, each piece of candy, fruit or bag of crisps until his supper […]

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Date January 26, 2005
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About 100 people gathered in Derbyshire for the annual Carey Conference, somewhat fewer in numbers than last year. As in all the free grace conferences in Britain during these years the blessing of God shows itself in the presence of a humble united spirit. There is a good balance of older preachers and younger men. […]

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Date January 12, 2005
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The following is a report of the second half of the Conference. REPORTS FROM OVERSEAS. ANDREA FERRARI – ITALY. In July 2002 Andrea moved to Milan to 14 founder members of a new church with 20 averaging in their attendance. The Alfa & Omega Publishing house has an aggressive publishing programme, the latest being Spurgeon’s […]

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Date January 12, 2005
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At the Westminster Conference in London December 2004 Austin Walker, co-pastor alongside his son of the Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, Sussex, gave a paper on Benjamin Keach. He is the most qualified man in the world to deliver such a paper as he has written the first full length book of 423 pages on […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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Dafydd Morris, the pastor of the Evangelical Church in Carmarthen, gave the final address at the Westminster Conference in London in 2004 on Seth Joshua, the Welsh evangelist who died in 1924. It was through the influence of a preacher called John Pugh that Seth Joshua’s ministry was shaped. John Pugh had become the minister […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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At the London Westminster Conference in December the last of the series of lectures and special meetings that has characterised this centenary year of the Welsh revival of 1904 was given by Stephen Clarke of Bridgend. Evan Roberts was born near Swansea in 1878 the ninth of the fourteen children of Henry Roberts. At twelve […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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Dr. Joel Beeke of Grand Rapids gave the opening paper to 200 men at the Westminster Conference in London 7th December. His subject was the early Cambridge Puritan, William Perkins on the theme of how a man may know whether or not he is a Christian. The first volume of Perkins’ Works will appear in […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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The second paper at the Westminster Conference in London in December 2004 was given by Dr Robert Oliver of Bradford on Avon Old Baptist Church, and lecturer in Church History at the London Theological Seminary. The paper was on the 400th anniversary of the Hampton Court Conference of 1604. When James VI of Scotland became […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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Rev. Robert Strivens of Banbury spoke at the 2004 Westminster Conference on “Sandemanianism Then and Now.” All I know about this movement is from the paper Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave 35 years ago on Sandemanianism at this Conference. I talked with Robert Strivens before he gave the paper and asked him whether Dr Lloyd-Jones had […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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All the evangelical clichés about the supreme authority of the Bible count for nothing if our services are allowed to become entertainment, if the great doctrinal psalms and hymns are being replaced by subjective ditties sung over and over again to some impossibly jerking melodies with no recognisable metre. Singing great hymns has been one […]

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Date December 14, 2004
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Dr. Bill Frist is an evangelical Presbyterian, the Senate Majority leader in Washington, an elder in a gospel church and an internationally acclaimed surgeon. He made the following speech in the United States Senate debate on the issue of banning partial-birth abortion. The speech was so powerful that the Senate voted 64 votes to 43 […]

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Date November 24, 2004
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Often church officers will make inquiries as to what kind of questions they should ask prospective pastors who are ‘candidating’ in their congregations. It is an important matter. As in all things, we don’t have because we don’t ask. When they meet with the man the officers should be gentle and kindly above everything else. […]

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Date November 8, 2004
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Aurelius Augustine was born of mixed heathen and Christian parentage November 13, 354 A.D. in Roman North Africa. He has been rightly described as the greatest man the Christian church possessed between the apostle Paul and Martin Luther. What are some of the significant features of his life? 1. His Voluminous Writings. It was at […]

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Date October 27, 2004
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David Fountain passed away on July 4 at his home in Southampton aged 74. Members of Spring Road Evangelical Church in Sholing mourned the death of their long-serving pastor. He had led the church for 37 years until his retirement in 1992. His books were much appreciated. He wrote a biography of the famous son […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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On Tuesday June 1 at 11.20 we flew for an hour and a half from Milan in the north of Italy to Catania on the island of Sicily. Milan is nearer to London than it is to Sicily, and there was a time when it was nearer culturally, but we did not sense that difference […]

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Date June 17, 2004
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A year ago Andrea Ferrari of Milan got in touch inviting me to Italy to take part in the Jonathan Edwards’ centenary celebrations. The Alfa & Omega publisher had just translated and printed Iain Murray’s life of Edwards, and Edwards’ “Religious Affections” had also been translated into Italian. I could not go last year and […]

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Date June 17, 2004
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Dr Ben Short was Geoff Thomas’ room-mate at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1961. Ben is now the pastor emeritus of the Orthodox Christian Reformed Church of Cambridge Ontario. His wife, Elizabeth, has recently passed away and this is one of the tributes that has been paid to her: Elizabeth was born in North Vancouver to […]

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Date April 22, 2004
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Every conceivable grace and virtue can be found this very moment in a limitless supply in the Son of God. All fullness dwells in the God-man. The believer will find in him love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control and every other virtue you can imagine, and many we can’t. You will find […]

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Date March 1, 2004
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