Should I go to a gay wedding?
Evangelical Times
by Jeremy Walker
2d ago
Should I attend the same-sex or transgender wedding of a family member? Your question indicates the tension you already see and feel – a grief of heart over the present situation and consciousness of the cost about the decision you face. My heart breaks over the painful path down which you must go, but I will rejoice if you walk it faithfully. In such situations, the love of affinity and proximity (family and friends) must give way to the love of supremacy and priority (the Saviour): in other words, God must come above every earthly tie. You will need to remember the teaching, the warnin ..read more
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US: Alistair Begg defends his comments on Christians attending gay weddings
Evangelical Times
by ET staff writer
2d ago
Evangelical pastor Alistair Begg has defended his view that Christians are free to attend a gay or transgender weddings. Others have expressed concern and disappointment at his comments, and Begg has been dropped by some Christian conferences and radio stations ..read more
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Roland Burrows gives lecture on centenary of Christianity and liberalism
Evangelical Times
by Adrian Sargent
4d ago
The year 2023 marked the centenary of the publication of J. Gresham Machen’s classic, Christianity and Liberalism. To mark the anniversary, the Christian Heritage Centre at Rowley Regis arranged a lecture last October. Roland Burrows explained why the book has an abiding relevance, namely because theological liberalism (an aberration of true Christianity) has never really gone away. Its effects can be seen in dying and dead churches ..read more
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Courage: How the Gospel Creates Christian Fortitude
Evangelical Times
by Matthew Clay
4d ago
Authors: Joe Rigney Publisher: Crossway 160 pages Purchase from: Union Publishing (£10.99) When we find ourselves facing difficult situations, do we show courage or cowardice? Joe Rigney’s contribution to the Growing Gospel Integrity series, created in partnership with the Union School of Theology, seeks to encourage the growth of Christian fortitude. This is a courage which is not self-reliant, but based upon the fact that our biggest fear has been removed. Thanks to Jesus’ completed work on the cross, the believer has no threat of wrath or fear of being cast into hell.  ..read more
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Stuart Olyott advocates ‘Two-eye Christianity’ at Reformation and Revival conference
Evangelical Times
by Roger Hitchings
4d ago
‘Other conferences inform and bless you, but this conference touches the heart.’ That was the summing up of this year’s event by one delegate. Over 85 people gathered at Swanwick in Derbyshire from all over the UK to hear outstanding ministry and to engage in prayer for the work of the gospel in our nation. Ian Hamilton reminded us of the great work God did through Jonathan Edwards during the Northampton revival in 1734-35 ..read more
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Who What Why: Slavery series
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by Elizabeth Farquhar
4d ago
Authors: Danika Cooley Publisher: Christian Focus 90 pages Purchase from: Christian Focus (£6.99) This inspiring series will awaken children and parents to the amazing way God used his people to stand up against slavery and change minds, hearts, and laws towards bringing it to an end.  Each book centres on a key biblical concept which shaped the actions of Christian abolitionists.  Why Did Slavery End? explores the history of slavery around the world and shows how God brought about emancipation in different places through Christians who took seriously his command to ‘love your ..read more
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Free Grace Evangelistic Association meets in Market Lavington
Evangelical Times
by Caroline Kent
1w ago
What a delight and encouragement it was to attend the AGM of the Free Grace Evangelistic Association (FGEA) and the Open Meeting that followed on 14 October. The event took place at Market Lavington in Wiltshire. The evident hunger for the Word of God in the African and Asian nations where FGEA operates is very encouraging. How thankful we are to the Lord our God for the wonderful works he has enabled over the last year ..read more
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US: Catholic farmer wins case after he was banned from selling apples at a market because he believed in marriage
Evangelical Times
by ET staff writer
1w ago
A Roman Catholic farmer in America has won a legal action against city authorities who banned him from selling his apples in a farmers’ market because he expressed his belief in marriage. Country Mill Farms owner Steve Tennes had posted on social media that he follows Catholic teaching about marriage and only allows weddings on his family’s farm which accord with his religious beliefs. In response, the city of East Lansing, Michigan, decided to prohibit Tennes from participating in the East Lansing farmer’s market. However, a federal court later ruled the ban was unconstitutional ..read more
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Children as young as three referred to transgender clinic
Evangelical Times
by ET staff writer
1w ago
Over 350 children aged six and younger have been referred to the controversial Tavistock gender clinic, it has been shockingly revealed. Between 2010 and 2022, 12 three-year-olds, 61 four-year-olds, 140 five-year-olds, and 169 six-year-olds were referred to the Gender Identity Development Service operated by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Campaigners say they never should have been put forward by doctors or parents for psychological assessment at such a young age ..read more
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‘From prodigal to preacher’ – Brownlow North surveyed at Teddington Conference
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by Dominic Stockford
1w ago
Despite the best efforts of the striking railwaymen to make things difficult, the Teddington Conference on Protestant History took place for the second year running last October. Numbers were lower than those for which we hoped, but some visitors travelled the length of the country to attend. In the first talk, Revd Dominic Stockford led us through the life and times of Sir John Oldcastle, leaving us in no doubt as to the faith that drove him and its biblical foundation ..read more
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