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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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VATICAN FILES

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
‘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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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BETWEEN THE LINES

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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IN FAMILY

 
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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EUROPEAN EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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VATICAN FILES

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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VATICAN FILES

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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BETWEEN THE LINES

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
‘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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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WINDOW ON EUROPE

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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VATICAN FILES

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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Celebrating Human Rights?
Celebrating Human Rights?

We should defend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For, if we do not stand up against their erosion or redefinition, we will be consenting by default to enormous injustice.

 
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IN FAMILY

 
A spinning top, a trumpet and a pair of socks
A spinning top, a trumpet and a pair of socks

Have you been good? is the magic question which echoes in children’s heads, and we encourage them to say “yes” in order to get their deserved reward in the form of presents. But is this Christmas?

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Home for Christmas!
Home for Christmas!

The real first Christmas is not a fairytale or a myth, it is the remarkable launch of a rescue mission that changes human history. 

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Christianity, anthropocentrism and reframing the narrative
Christianity, anthropocentrism and reframing the narrative

Christians have been wrong on the environment, but they have also, at times, been right, acting justly and humanely—and with results that we still benefit from today.

 
 
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BETWEEN THE LINES

 
The lost home of Christopher Robin
The lost home of Christopher Robin

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” tells of the unavoidable distance between parents and their children, and the nostalgia for a lost home.

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Unique passage
Unique passage

Every passage of the Bible is saying something about something in a unique way.

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
The dangers of oversimplification
The dangers of oversimplification

Let’s ask hard questions that demand more than just shallow answers. Only then can we really deal with and solve complicated social problems.

 
 
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IN FAMILY

 
My team had a match today
My team had a match today

“My children want to play sports, but that means not being able to go to church on many Sundays”. What should we do?

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Humility optional?
Humility optional?

Humility is not just something God prefers. Humility is not an arbitrary demand we can hope to bypass. Nor is humility a contrast to God’s supposed demand for the spotlight.

 
 
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EEA - ISSACHAR PROJECT

 
Liberal values dogmatism
Liberal values dogmatism

In the battle of language, this diffuse form of populism is defining what is “progressive” and what is not, and thus imposing its ideas on society.

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Eugene Peterson: Earthly fruit, heavenly reward
Eugene Peterson: Earthly fruit, heavenly reward

How did this young boy growing up in Kalispell, Montana make such an impact on the world that celebrities like Bono sought out his friendship and counsel?

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Why unity matters
Why unity matters

With such division in our political leadership, is there any wonder that the tensions over Brexit remain so high?

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Usurping the power of propaganda
Usurping the power of propaganda

As Christians we have a responsibility to take a stand against propaganda and make sure we are bearers and channels of the truth.

 
 
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EEA - ISSACHAR PROJECT

 
Nationalism, populism, politics and identity
Nationalism, populism, politics and identity

We need to be discerning as to the aspects of our nation and culture that can be affirmed by us, and those that must be challenged in the light of the character of God.

 
 
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EEA - ISSACHAR PROJECT

 
The secularisation of politics
The secularisation of politics

The influence of the Bible on political thought, speech and action is unparalleled, and has provided the foundations for modernity upon which has been built the liberal democracy that we enjoy in the West today.

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Planning for Christmas now
Planning for Christmas now

Whichever way you plan your church Christmas schedule, you do need to pray for sensitivity to a set of potential people present.

 
 
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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT

 
Beating the shame game
Beating the shame game

How the gospel transforms the Untouchable to the Touched-by-Grace.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
7 ways to stay gospel sharp
7 ways to stay gospel sharp

The church slowly but surely tends to move away from the gospel just as our bodies slowly but surely move away from health.

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Pride and the preacher
Pride and the preacher

What may stir pride in the preacher? When might we be vulnerable to this great enemy?

 
 
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EUROPEAN DIGNITY WATCH

 
Is there hope for the unborn child with disability in Europe?
Is there hope for the unborn child with disability in Europe?

Abortion rates for prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal abnormality, are high: nearly 100 per cent in Iceland, 98 per cent in Denmark, and 90 per cent in the United Kingdom.

 
 
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Reaching out to slave girls in the sex industry
Reaching out to slave girls in the sex industry

When we meet them, we begin by showing them that there is a way of hope, because they all want to get out of their situation.

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Spiritually bloated?
Spiritually bloated?

Our entire culture is still geared toward satisfaction. According to the Bible, this is quite dangerous.

 
 
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Would Jesus Christ drive a Cadillac? The fascination of a fool’s paradise
Would Jesus Christ drive a Cadillac? The fascination of a fool’s paradise

At first glance, it is difficult to understand the success of preachers of the prosperity gospel. Here, we present five reasons.

 
 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE

 
The iron cage
The iron cage

Sabbath is designed not only to make us more efficient and fruitful in our work, but more fundamentally to challenge our obsession with efficiency and with productivity.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
Not the Last Word: Seeking a Confederal Europe
Not the Last Word: Seeking a Confederal Europe

Let’s pray that Britain and her European neighbours will find a pathway for lasting reform that’s rooted in biblical revelation and wisdom.

 
 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE

 
An engaging yet bittersweet read
An engaging yet bittersweet read

Ferry, like so many, does not seriously consider Christianity’s truth claims; he simply does not believe.

 
 
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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
The Church, Robotics and AI
The Church, Robotics and AI

Christians appear to be able to offer a framework for insisting on the value and dignity of the human being in a mechanising world.

 
 
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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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WINDOW ON EUROPE

 
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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WINDOW ON EUROPE

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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EUROPEAN EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
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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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS BLOGFATHER

 
‘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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JUBILEE CENTRE

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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VATICAN FILES

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
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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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT

 
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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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
The quest!
The quest!

Once you have prayed, wrestled, tried, failed, corrected and tried again, you may eventually arrive at a golden destination: an understanding of the text’s details in context.

 
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CHURCH PLANTING IN EUROPE

 
Mission and the margins in contemporary Europe
Mission and the margins in contemporary Europe

Churches and its Christians would do well to simply follow the example of Jesus Christ and his approach to power and to those isolated or excluded by it.

 
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Anointed Ministry: Myth & 7 Realities
Anointed Ministry: Myth & 7 Realities

Our understanding of anointed ministry should be rooted in a thoroughly biblical understanding of the work and person of the Holy Spirit.

 
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The art of missing out
The art of missing out

Having thrown off a religious sensibility, our death-haunted culture needs to squeeze every last drop of experience out of our limited existences, before it all slips away.

 
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The lost kingdom of Jurassic Park
The lost kingdom of Jurassic Park

We cannot be what we want to be, because we are not infinite creators but finite and dependent creatures.

 
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British Christians and Brexit
British Christians and Brexit

To claim that somehow Britain is morally superior to the other 27 countries of the EU is a dangerously arrogant position to take.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING

 
Preaching: A platform for ministries
Preaching: A platform for ministries

Preach to the people in front of you, but prayerfully ponder how the Sunday sermon can shape more than just that moment.

 
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CHURCH PLANTING IN EUROPE

 
Muslims in Europe and the response of the Church
Muslims in Europe and the response of the Church

Our thinking, attitude, behavior with regard to Islam in Europe should be guided by God’s self-giving love manifested at the cross of Golgotha.

 
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EUROPEAN DIGNITY WATCH

 
Make your voice heard in Europe
Make your voice heard in Europe

The European Commission launched the Online Citizens’ Consultation on May 9th. It is “addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future”.

 
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Ready Player One: Paradises beyond the real world
Ready Player One: Paradises beyond the real world

It is easy to understand why many seek to escape by submerging themselves in virtual worlds - places where one can become what they have always dreamed of being.

 
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Do Atheists go to Heaven? Pope Francis says yes
Do Atheists go to Heaven? Pope Francis says yes

The idea that all people are children of God means that all people will ultimately be saved, thus blurring the distinction between nature and grace, between being a created person and being a saved person.

 
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Alfie Evans’ parents should not be stopped from doing what they believe is best for him
Alfie Evans’ parents should not be stopped from doing what they believe is best for him

I think there are two key questions with this case: ‘What is the best way of managing Alfie?’ and ‘Who should ultimately decide what treatment he has?’

 
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The R Factor in Brexit
The R Factor in Brexit

Notwithstanding our departure from the EU, we are still Europeans by culture, history and geography. How might such solidarities be strengthened?

 
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MIND AND HEART

 
“The Seven Words” from the Cross, Jesus’ supreme sermon
“The Seven Words” from the Cross, Jesus’ supreme sermon

It is on the cross that the character of Christ reaches its greatest splendour. During the hours of deepest darkness, his words shine like radiant gold.

 
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Is the European Parliament really upholding fundamental rights?
Is the European Parliament really upholding fundamental rights?

The Annual Report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU is a narrow document, that misses some of the key elements related to the very topic that it purports to address.

 
 

 
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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.

 
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.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
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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.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
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Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
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