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Editorial – Spring 2016

September 30, 2016

One of the prophetic and most discerning voices of recent times was that of Francis Schaeffer, who died in 1984. Schaeffer pointed out that civil societies are most appealing and healthy when they combine freedom and order. Christ came to set us free (Gal.5:1), but this is not to be a recipe for Read More...

Editorial – Winter 2016

June 2, 2016

Once one abandons belief in the God of the Bible, one loses touch with Him and with reality. A relatively early feminist heroine was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) who published The Second Sex to much academic and popular acclaim. Here she asserted that “One is not born, but rather becomes, a Read More...

Editorial – Autumn 2016

February 22, 2016

There has been no greater lie sold to a gullible and rudderless public than the belief that abortion is linked to liberation. We have been told that abortion is a women’s issue (and so women wonder why the man abdicates); that it helps to prevent the abuse of unwanted children (when actually it Read More...

Editorial – Summer 2015/2016

December 22, 2015

Preaching on “the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Heb. 13:20), Charles Spurgeon declared in 1859 that “All God’s dealings with men have had a covenant character. It hath so pleased Him to arrange it, that He will not deal with us except through a covenant, nor can we deal with Him Read More...

Editorial Spring 2015

August 1, 2015

There is quite a considerable amount of evangelism in the Church which actually consists of convincing people who are not Christians that they are. A person may believe that God loves him, that Christ died for him, and that he has invited Jesus into his life, and still not be a Read More...

Editorial – Winter 2015

May 15, 2015

Peter Barnes All evangelicals can recite off something that sounds like justification by faith. We may mangle it somewhat and make it sound like Christ lowered God’s demands rather than satisfied His justice, and that faith is only a human decision, but for all that, we tend to be confident that Read More...

the Last Word – Two Spheres

April 2, 2015

Spirit and nature, faith and reason: Christ is Lord of all How faith relates to reason and how the spiritual world relates to the physical are issues that lead to much angst and confusion these days. Back in the 17th century, in defending the Copernican view that the earth revolves around Read More...

Editorial – Autumn 2015

April 2, 2015

Most of us manage to do something unexpectedly well at least once. In Vanuatu on one occasion – and only one – I fixed a tractor at the behest of a principal who was obviously one of those “glass half-full” characters. I did not have the faintest idea what I was doing, but somehow I got the machine working. Fixing it on a regular basis, however, was beyond me, so this one effort, alas, was an unrepeatable performance. Read More...