We shouldn’t just shrug our shoulders at political correctness

Oct 28, 2018 by

By Julian Mann, VOL: How seriously do we take evangelism? How much does evangelism, the communication of the saving good news of the Lord Jesus and people coming to believe in him, matter to us? Paul the Apostle took evangelism with the utmost seriousness and so he took the threats against evangelism very seriously as well. After being converted to saving faith in Christ and commissioned as Christ’s Apostle to the Gentiles, Saul, this terrible one-time persecutor of Christians, this former...

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Belief doesn’t cure old age, but it helps

Sep 9, 2018 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: Here is a description of the condition of Joseph Stalin shortly after he had a stroke which was to prove fatal at the age of 74 in 1953. During his near 30-year Marxist dictatorship of the Soviet Union he had been responsible for the deaths of many millions: ‘At 7am the doctors, led by Professor Lukomsky, finally arrived, but they were a new team who had never worked with Stalin before. They were brought to the patient in the big dining room which must have reeked of stale...

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Why Richard Dawkins is on our church notice board

Aug 26, 2018 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: On our church notice board there is a quotation from the atheist biologist and campaigner Richard Dawkins. It is a shortened version of a now quite famous quotation from his 1995 book, River out of Eden, A Darwinian view of Life: ‘In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice....

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey given permission to preach by the Church of England

Jul 15, 2018 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has been given back permission to preach by the Church of England, it has emerged. The news comes just two weeks before the child abuse inquiry is set examine allegations that Lord Carey was among senior church figures who “colluded” with disgraced bishop Peter Ball, who was convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing vulnerable young men and boys. The former Archbishop lost the right to preside over church...

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Will Church of England Turn to Pentecostal Preachers to Boost Membership?

Jul 9, 2018 by

by Brendan Showalter, Christian Post: The Church of England may be turning to other traditions for revitalization amid plummeting numbers, in hopes that “fresh” preaching styles will reinvigorate and reverse their declining membership. While the cathedrals and church buildings The Church of England owns are impressive, “these days that’s not enough to fill the pews,” the Associated Press reported Thursday. A proposal that was likely to be approved Friday at a...

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Do good, and not because it makes you look good

Jul 8, 2018 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: We are coming to the end of our summer sermon series on the Apostle Paul’s letter to Titus. As we have seen so far in this gem of a New Testament letter, Paul had left his fellow Christian worker Titus on the Greek island of Crete with a job to do. They had together preached the good news of God on the island in the 60s AD and people by God’s grace had become believers in the Lord Jesus and new local churches formed. Paul then left Crete for evangelistic work elsewhere and...

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