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1966 and all that

1966 and all that

Next year will see the 50th anniversary of the publication of a very significant document – the 1966 Strict Baptist Affirmation of Faith.

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An evangelical church?

An evangelical church?

We call ourselves an evangelical church. No, you won’t find that word on our notice-board, but we’ve always been happy to identify ourselves in that way…

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Last Sunday was by any standard an eventful day for us.  Independence Day.  The day when the fellowship in Charlesworth was to be constituted as an independent church.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink: that is the question.  Over the years, I have been asked many times to give my advice on the subject of alcohol.  May a Christian drink “in moderation” or should we abstain completely?  I was asked the question again a few days ago.  I didn’t have time then to answer the question fully.  So here’s my answer now. 

It depends.  It depends on many things.  It depends on who you are.  And what your circumstances are.  And why you’re drinking.  …

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Happy mother’s day

Happy mother's day

Yes it’s coming up again.  That Sunday – dreaded by fathers all over the UK – Mothering Sunday.  The 14th of March this year. 

No doubt it will be no different from last year or the year before: countless panic-stricken men queuing down at the late-night Tesco on Saturday night to buy last moment flowers, chocolates, perfume, which then have to be wrapped in time for little Tommy, Jenny and two-year old Samantha to present them to mum on Sunday morning.  And mum, eating her once a year breakfast …

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