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Weighing up Libra
Weighing up Libra

Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.

 
 
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The Samaritan strategy
The Samaritan strategy

Let’s resist being caught up in polarising narratives and instead adopt the Samaritan strategy: see others through God’s eyes.

 
 
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Thousands of people
Thousands of people

Perhaps we too easily skim over the more minor characters that fill the pages of our Bibles?

 
 
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What the story of Mary and Martha teaches us about disability
What the story of Mary and Martha teaches us about disability

There is nothing wrong with generous hospitality but sometimes we can overdo it or be so focussed on everything being perfect that we forget the very reason we are doing it at all.

 
 
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Marilyn Monroe: A tortured beauty
Marilyn Monroe: A tortured beauty

This popular culture icon is nowadays described to us as a sad and vulnerable figure, timid and unsure – a far cry from the frivolous, joyful and radiant star that she was for her contemporaries.

 
 
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Contested catholicity: In what sense is the Church Catholic?
Contested catholicity: In what sense is the Church Catholic?

Standing on the shoulders of the apostolic catholicity recovered by the Reformation, this is a promising way to reclaim and to live out the catholicity of the Church in our broken world.

 
 
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Our relationship with objects: on Marie Kondo
Our relationship with objects: on Marie Kondo

How can Christians think about decluttering, our values, and our relationship with the things which surround us?

 
 
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Both Bible & Gospel
Both Bible & Gospel

You might be a good communicator, your message might be technically accurate in every detail, but if there is a leap from text to message, then you are undermining the foundational reality that God is a good communicator.

 
 
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Intellectuals And The Path to Rome: A book review
Intellectuals And The Path to Rome: A book review

These sixteen stories serve as a useful read for evangelical leaders seeking to understand common themes that might help to understand what influenced an evangelical intellectual to embrace the Roman Catholic Church.

 
 
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Preach don’t overreach
Preach don’t overreach

As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along. 

 
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David Willoughby Gooding, 1925-2019
David Willoughby Gooding, 1925-2019

His Bible expositions were adorned by familiar illustrations taken from everyday life. Deceptively simple in appearance, they concealed a vast erudition and deep understanding of Scripture.

 
 
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Preaching needs to engage
Preaching needs to engage

What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God. 

 
 
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We too were once strangers
We too were once strangers

We can relate to refugees because we, too, have no permanent home in this life. We are on a shared journey, equals in the eyes of the Lord, all dependent upon His grace.

 
 
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Is being a special needs parent worth it?
Is being a special needs parent worth it?

Jesus message of selflessness, putting others first, serving others, loving others, is counter-cultural in today’s society.

 
 
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Scripture and sculpture
Scripture and sculpture

Throughout the history of the church, the relationship between our faith and art has often been tense, ambivalent and confusing.

 
 
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Virtual meetings and the Great Commission
Virtual meetings and the Great Commission

The dynamics of global collaboration among Christians are changing. Not only Skype, Whatsapp and Zoom are used frequently, but also smaller, more specific tools are of great use in specific mission contexts.

 
 
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Personalize your preaching
Personalize your preaching

True biblical preaching is not primarily about outlines. It is about heart-to-heart communication.

 
 
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What is the essence of Roman Catholicism?
What is the essence of Roman Catholicism?

Doctrines and practices cannot be disjoined as if they were independent silos, but must be seen as mutually influencing one another.

 
 
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Worth its weight in what?
Worth its weight in what?

The Bible warns against using dishonest weights, but we have raised that to an art form.

 
 
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Accessible? Inclusive? Belonging for all? What about you?
Accessible? Inclusive? Belonging for all? What about you?

It should be about that genuine, heartfelt, willingness to work together to create an environment where everyone can join in.

 
 
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A letter to the mother of our Special Needs child
A letter to the mother of our Special Needs child

It’s not your fault that our child is Autistic.  It’s not your fault that he has Learning Difficulties and struggles to communicate effectively. None of these things are your fault, or mine; they are no-one’s fault.

 
 
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Public leaders and the slow formation of character
Public leaders and the slow formation of character

Leaders who have the character and resilience to thrive in the midst of adversity are not born; they are formed by the choices they make.

 
 
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Tolkien film at last in Europe
Tolkien film at last in Europe

The main thing that J.R.R. Tolkien inherited from his mother was the Roman Catholic faith. With the help of a priest, he was able to gain access to higher education.

 
 
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From the Mary of the Bible to the Mary of manifold devotions
From the Mary of the Bible to the Mary of manifold devotions

Marian devotions were fueled by writings that were never considered to be inspired. Mariological ideas and practices were added from the outside and allowed to penetrate the faith of the people.

 
 
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H. N. Hauge: An early Norwegian entrepreneur evangelist revered from Oslo to Minnesota
H. N. Hauge: An early Norwegian entrepreneur evangelist revered from Oslo to Minnesota

So-called haugeans established churches in the New world as more and more Norwegians chose to cross the Atlantic throughout the 19th and 20th century.

 
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Inclusive festivals and summer camps
Inclusive festivals and summer camps

It is important to provide a child with additional needs with someone they can trust who can help them understand what is happening, where they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to be doing.

 
 
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Clarification not choir-celebration
Clarification not choir-celebration

Instead of simply provoking a celebratory nod from “the choir” in your church, why not clarify what you mean in your explanation, and what you mean by way of application? 

 
 
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Five principles for interpreting the Church Fathers
Five principles for interpreting the Church Fathers

Evangelical theology needs to pursue a realistic reading of the Fathers under the supreme authority of Scripture and at the service of the cause of the gospel.

 
 
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‘Let nothing be wasted’: learning from Jesus’ food ethics
‘Let nothing be wasted’: learning from Jesus’ food ethics

About 821 million people in the world today are undernourished. Jesus gives us a wonderful example when it comes to thinking about food.

 
 
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Why Additional Needs parenting is like body surfing
Why Additional Needs parenting is like body surfing

We might find ourselves washed up on the beach from time-to-time, but we and our child jump up and run back in to the surf once more to try again.

 
 
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Faith in crisis
Faith in crisis

Books, series and films have left us with striking testimonies of those who, while representing Christianity, wonder where their faith is. An article about three of the most acclaimed stories of 2018.

 
 
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Appetise don’t just expect
Appetise don’t just expect

Always take a look and see what the context of the Biblical text is offering by way of motivation. 

 
 
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EUROPEAN EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

 
Uniting in prayer for the European Parliament elections
Uniting in prayer for the European Parliament elections

Let's pray for the next 5 years of the European Union to be a period where wise and just decisions are made to face the economic, technological, environmental, social and security challenges.

 
 
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10 ways to thrive in Christian gatherings
10 ways to thrive in Christian gatherings

Aim to build up, don’t hype up. Be sure to treat people as real people – both the unknown person you are speaking to and the famous person who just walked past you.

 
 
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Every **ssage is unique
Every **ssage is unique

Prepare and preach a sermon that has a fingerprint as unique as the passage it is based on.

 
 
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A society that freezes women
A society that freezes women

Many women regret having postponed childbearing. Our society still hasn’t given a viable solution to the challenge of balancing professional life and motherhood.

 
 
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Christian responsibility for Europe
Christian responsibility for Europe

Since no political party has a monopoly on truth and wisdom, Christians will vote in different ways. But, there is still huge value in praying and discussing together, asking for the Lord’s blessing and mercy.

 
 
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Wisdom cries out in the public square
Wisdom cries out in the public square

The danger facing Christians today is becoming truly trapped by the logic of immediatism. We are called to play the long-game, because church history tells us that God’s truth will outlast and outshine man’s ignorance.

 
 
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Are there two Popes of the Roman Catholic Church?
Are there two Popes of the Roman Catholic Church?

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI denounces a “new, modern Catholicity” that overturned the traditional moral fabric of Catholic theology and opened the door to the justification of homosexuality and other sexual promiscuities among the clergy.

 
 
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Feedback: Best friend or worst enemy?
Feedback: Best friend or worst enemy?

When you receive feedback make sure that instead of letting praise go to your head or criticism to your heart, first take it all to the throne. 

 
 
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CHRISTIANS IN THE MEDIA

 
René Breuel in ‘The Washington Post’: Notre Dame and the place of faith in our culture
René Breuel in ‘The Washington Post’: Notre Dame and the place of faith in our culture

“If our shared vocabulary excludes words such as ‘God’ and ‘belief’, we will have lost more than a building. We will have lost the lexicon of our souls”, writes the evangelical pastor in Rome.

 
 
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Expectation and preaching
Expectation and preaching

Somebody has said that we tend to over-estimate what can be achieved by our next sermon, but we under-estimate what can be achieved through the next five years of faithful preaching.

 
 
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The Conversational God
The Conversational God

Love is really a quality of relationship, and biblical law shows us what loving relationships look like, in contrast to unjust or abusive ones, across a wide range of settings.

 
 
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Is the Nicene Faith the basis for ecumenism?
Is the Nicene Faith the basis for ecumenism?

Nicaea can’t bring people together because Evangelicals and Catholics have developed different dogmas and practices in their histories in all key areas of the Christian faith.

 
 
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How the sound of our autistic son’s laughter helps us dance
How the sound of our autistic son’s laughter helps us dance

For us as parents of a child with additional needs, there are certainly many times to weep, times to be sad. But there is so much more to life than the tears if we are willing.

 
 
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What does it mean to be an evangelical?
What does it mean to be an evangelical?

We judge our experiences in the light of the Bible, not the other way around. That is the difference between evangelical faith and mysticism.

 
 
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Are Additional/Special Needs families more likely to break apart?
Are Additional/Special Needs families more likely to break apart?

In the early stages there is the trigger for relationship breakdown as we are struggling with understanding what is going on with our child.

 
 
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Pitfalls in combating persecution (II)
Pitfalls in combating persecution (II)

When we speak about or pray for the persecuted are we exemplifying biblical ethics and the best of the Christian tradition?

 
 
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‘Faith more important than healing?’
‘Faith more important than healing?’

Maybe we should think about our own motivation for praying for healing for others; is there a risk that we are praying for healing for a loved one because that might make our life a little easier?

 
 
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What’s the point of working?
What’s the point of working?

God has given a certain dignity to work, making it something that we cannot live without. However, if we look to our work to find meaning in life, we will end up with an empty heart.

 
 
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Additional needs: Acceptance is a choice
Additional needs: Acceptance is a choice

If disabled people were a nation, they would be the third most populous in the world (after China and India). Surely they deserve for us to keep fighting with them to change perceptions, change reality, and yes, change the world.

 
 
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Spain’s only Reformation Confession of Faith published and available in English
Spain’s only Reformation Confession of Faith published and available in English

Did you know that a small group of Spaniards wrote a confession of faith in London after being exiled from their country?

 
 
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Secularisation and Europe today
Secularisation and Europe today

For a long time, the main thrust of politics with respect to religion was separation of Church and state. In our secularised multi-religious society, the question is: how can churches contribute to the common good in society?

 
 
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Spot the moment for momentum
Spot the moment for momentum

Knowing yourself and knowing your preaching will increasingly help you to anticipate where a sermon may start to drag.

 
 
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A prayer for Europe
A prayer for Europe

EEA Hope for Europe Prayer Network writes a prayer for 2019.

 
 
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1992-1994: The Brussels Affirmation and the EEA office
1992-1994: The Brussels Affirmation and the EEA office

On Wednesday, the European Evangelical Alliance celebrates 25 years of engagement in EU circles, after the opening of a Brussels socio-political office in 1994.

 
 
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Printing and painting
Printing and painting

 There is no replacement to the discipline of reading a good book and/or going through deep soul-searching while looking at a painted masterpiece.

 
 
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What is at stake with Roman Catholic mariology?
What is at stake with Roman Catholic mariology?

Present-day Roman Catholic Mariology is still framed in an emotional setting that makes it hardly reformable according to the Word of God.

 
 
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Denominations: the positives
Denominations: the positives

A visible unity would make our voice more effective and credible? This is not so obvious as it might seem at first sight.

 
 
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The unspeakable joy of Christmas
The unspeakable joy of Christmas

The miracle of new beginnings, the miracle of justice realised and the miracle of changed hearts.

 
 
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Six disability allies in the Bible
Six disability allies in the Bible

How does the way that David welcomed Mephibosheth into his royal court challenge the way we welcome children and young people with additional needs into church? 

 
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Walking with wisdom and seasoning our speech
Walking with wisdom and seasoning our speech

The three years since the vote to leave the EU have shown the heightened impact of speech on political culture and how that flows into society and community relations.

 
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All-age intergenerational inclusion
All-age intergenerational inclusion

What older generations can be great at is having a heart to help a particular child or young person, having the pastoral skills to see when they are struggling and to help them.

 
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Living wisely in uncertain times
Living wisely in uncertain times

The temptation facing us is either to push the panic button, adding further confusion to the chaos, or to take flight and escape into denial about what’s going on in society. For Christians both of these options are simply unacceptable.

 
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Three spiritual parenting truths for children with additional needs
Three spiritual parenting truths for children with additional needs

Much of our time as parents of children with additional needs is spent tending to their needs, supporting them. Jesus modelled this in so many ways during his ministry, and during those times that he served people he taught them too.

 
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Remembering our enemies
Remembering our enemies

Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies, and pray for those who persecute them.

 
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Speaker introductions
Speaker introductions

With different speakers (be they team members or visiting speakers), there is potentially some need to introduce the speaker. 

 
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5 prayers for new students
5 prayers for new students

As students head off to university, there are several ways we can be praying very specifically for them.

 
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Ask not what the church can do for you
Ask not what the church can do for you

If difficulties arise, immature Christians soon disappear, because the last thing they are willing to do is endure difficulties.

 
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Jesus loves you?!
Jesus loves you?!

A nominal Christian at that stage of his life, Irwin experienced an unexpected spiritual encounter on the moon that changed his life forever.

 
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The meaning of gleaning
The meaning of gleaning

The Bible warns us that an obsession with the ‘good’ of productivity actually prevents us from doing real good.

 
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7 Pointers from Stephen’s sermon
7 Pointers from Stephen’s sermon

Stephen knew that the only listener that ultimately mattered was the one standing to receive him into glory.

 
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Colombia – Peace process collapsing, Christians suffering
Colombia – Peace process collapsing, Christians suffering

Christians in these rural areas often find themselves in the middle of two armed groups fighting each other for territory and for corridors through which to traffic their illicit goods.

 
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‘Lords of Chaos’ film tells origins of Norwegian black metal
‘Lords of Chaos’ film tells origins of Norwegian black metal

What is the connection between the burning of Norwegian churches in the 90s and the appearance of the Scandinavian rock genre?

 
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Jesus, the watermark of European history
Jesus, the watermark of European history

Transformation occurred when the story of Jesus changed the way people thought about God, the gods, and human life.

 
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A French perspective
A French perspective

VIctor Hugo’s perspective helps us realise we cannot take the privilege of voting in the European elections for granted. This weekend saw the highest turnout in the EP elections.

 
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Additional/Special Needs parenting: Welcome to Holland, not Italy
Additional/Special Needs parenting: Welcome to Holland, not Italy

We have experienced a change of destination, we’ve ended up somewhere we didn’t expect, or initially want, to go… How will we respond?  How will it affect us?

 
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Love thy neighbour, love thy planet
Love thy neighbour, love thy planet

The environmental crisis of the current age is symptomatic of a deeper relational crisis.

 
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Your vote matters: Questions for reflection
Your vote matters: Questions for reflection

What is the attitude of the parties / candidates towards freedom of religion for all, including in public? How will they make sure that people of all faiths and none can live together as good neighbours?

 
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6 ways to make your children’s work and holiday club more inclusive
6 ways to make your children’s work and holiday club more inclusive

A visual timetable may also be really helpful for some children with additional needs, helping them to know what is happening now, what is coming up next, and how much longer the session is going to last. 

 
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Deciphering Vatican II: A new book especially helpful for evangelicals
Deciphering Vatican II: A new book especially helpful for evangelicals

The recent book by Thomas G. Guarino, The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II. Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine, is particularly helpful for evangelicals for at least two reasons.

 
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Camp Moria: When worlds collide
Camp Moria: When worlds collide

Anna from Afghanistan became a Christian in India. In the camp, she has started a WhatsApp group which gets 20+ women to do sports each morning at 6:30am.

 
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Children with additional needs, Autism ‘cures’, and abortion advice
Children with additional needs, Autism ‘cures’, and abortion advice

James’ Autism is neurodiversity, a different way of ‘being’. His brain is wired differently to mine, he thinks differently to me, sees and responds to the world differently to me.

 
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Becoming a healthy multi-cultural team
Becoming a healthy multi-cultural team

Playing a healthy and contributing role on a multicultural team in cross-cultural Christian service is increasingly part and parcel of the normal requirements of serving Christ well.

 
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5 aspects of feeding the flock
5 aspects of feeding the flock

Like a good parent you won’t be able to serve up a feast at every meal, but you will look to offer health at every opportunity.

 
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One improvement
One improvement

Present the object of faith better, don’t just pressure people to have better faith.

 
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Engaging in politics in times of crisis
Engaging in politics in times of crisis

The Brexit crisis has overwhelmed almost everyone who cares about the issue and the feelings of exhaustion and confusion seem unbearable. The temptation now is to switch off and go to sleep.

 
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‘Weak made strong’
‘Weak made strong’

There is always hope, hope for every child. No matter how profoundly they are impacted by their additional needs or disabilities, the love of Christ can and does reach them as powerfully as anyone else.

 
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Pitfalls in combating persecution (I)
Pitfalls in combating persecution (I)

It’s better to risk understating the extent and severity of persecution than to risk overstating the problem. What’s at stake is credible religious freedom advocacy.

 
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School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8
School strikes, environmental theology and Psalm 8

Perhaps we are being offered a wake-up call and a hope. And perhaps we can bring a humble, rich theology of creation (one that spurs us into action) squarely into the debate.

 
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Those who are in and those who are out
Those who are in and those who are out

What should fill us with hope is that the present order of things won’t always remain the same: everything will be turned upside down and in the end it is not the powerful that will triumph.

 
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Media: The architect of perspective?
Media: The architect of perspective?

Thinking biblically about public life begins with framing reality according to the Word of God.

 
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Life-changing and applicational preaching – Same thing?
Life-changing and applicational preaching – Same thing?

True biblical preaching should always be potentially life-changing, and not at just the superficial level of traditional “to-do list” applications.

 
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3 approaches to preaching
3 approaches to preaching

Listeners are impacted when the unique message of a passage is planted in their hearts.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Which story are you living in?
Which story are you living in?

As followers of Jesus, we are called to positive cultural engagement. This must begin with assessing where we ourselves are adopting these narratives uncritically, and going on to evaluate them in a constructive way.

 
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The terror of the Khmer Rouge
The terror of the Khmer Rouge

Christianity departs from any kind of moralism. What is good news for Duch, is bad news for those who consider themselves too be good and righteous.

 
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Please no hooks
Please no hooks

I keep hearing messages that start with an engaging or humorous story (great! Attention grabbed!) and then an awkward transition to the message.

 
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She is My ‘Mamá’ – Pope Francis and Mary
She is My ‘Mamá’ – Pope Francis and Mary

The apartment he lives in is replete with Marian images. The rooms where he officially meets with people are furnished with portraits of Mary. His own daily clothes carry objects associated with Mary.

 
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Pondering pre-sermon position
Pondering pre-sermon position

Spend fifteen or twenty minutes chatting with the guy on the sound desk as you collect your microphone, and a handful of other people you can strike up a conversation with, and you tend to learn a lot about a church.

 
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A Spurgeon preaching thought: Bible
A Spurgeon preaching thought: Bible

We have to go above and beyond a casual reading of Scripture in order to speak it out to others. 

 
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Schrader’s tormented faith
Schrader’s tormented faith

For Paul Schrader’s characters, salvation is often synonymous with self-redemption. Atonement for guilt is sought through violence, which, far from being divine, is profoundly human.

 
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4 reasons why porn must not change, but rather disappear
4 reasons why porn must not change, but rather disappear

As with any addiction, the brain always wants more, harder, more intense. Saying that one can actually change the likings of the enormous mass of consumers towards a kind of porn that is non-violent and non-sexist, is a lie.

 
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Pray!
Pray!

When we are expressing our dependence on and need of God, then it is our prayer that makes us most human!

 
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Never run dry
Never run dry

The real challenge is not filling time, but knowing what to cut out to fit the time you have.

 
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Polanski: Half a century ago Rosemary’s baby was born
Polanski: Half a century ago Rosemary’s baby was born

What today we call Satanism is really just a form of atheism, born out of the rejection of an all-too-familiar religion. 

 
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150 years of Beach Missions
150 years of Beach Missions

Out in the open, a beach mission is like a church without walls. Those who are unsure can sit at a distance, listening and looking. There is something too about the anonymity of being away on holiday that makes people more willing to try new things.

 
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Trivial matters
Trivial matters

The way we communicate online is changing the political debate in strange ways.

 
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Creating community through the ‘World Cafe’
Creating community through the ‘World Cafe’

Twice-monthly social events are held for between 80-150  people, sometimes even more. The asylum seekers and refugees cook meals from their own countries, with occasional British cuisine.

 
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The populist disaster of Venezuela: Understanding the nation’s pain and awakening hope
The populist disaster of Venezuela: Understanding the nation’s pain and awakening hope

Most Venezuelans are now ‘burned out’ as they basically just try to survive. An unprecedented exodus has ensued, some 1,642,400 left the country between 2015 and 2017.

 
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Children vs students
Children vs students

Children have vivid imaginations. When you read them a story, they can see it happening.

 
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Why keep humour subtle?
Why keep humour subtle?

We run the risk of making the humour a feature of the message, and sail very close to being an entertainer, which is a far lesser calling than being an engaging authentic proclaimer of God’s Word.

 
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Screen idols
Screen idols

Communications technology, changes culture. And just as the printing press, the telegraph, radio, and television have done, so the internet is changing our culture. And at lightning speed.

 
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Evangelicals in Cuba: the protected, the repressed and the persecuted
Evangelicals in Cuba: the protected, the repressed and the persecuted

Cuba was reviewed earlier during this year in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review conducted by the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 
 

 
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Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
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IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
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Porn exploits victims of human trafficking Porn exploits victims of human trafficking

The European Freedom Network launches a new anti-trafficking campaign: “You have no way of knowing if the porn you are looking at is from someone who chose to be there or not”.

 

 

 
What makes humans different to artificial intelligence machines? What makes humans different to artificial intelligence machines?

David Glass, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Ulster University (Northern Ireland) analyses whether a computer can have emotions or a conscious experience.

 
A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees

Thousands still cross the border to Colombia every week, and many continue on foot into the interior. Christian young people have set up an aid station along the road.

 
How has Christianity influenced the modern world? How has Christianity influenced the modern world?

Paul Copan, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Palm Beach Atlantic University, explains how many key features of Western civilization, are the legacy of the biblical faith being lived out by believers in society.

 
GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration” GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration”

850 from 108 countries met for the Global Workplace Forum, June 25-29. The gathering was organised by the Lausanne Movement. “Every workplace is a place of ministry”.

 
 
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