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Paul Beasley-Murray

Whenever I sit at my desk, I am challenged by a text displayed on a wooden stand, which I brought for myself on a trip to the USA - “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” ...

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Where Have All the Prophets Gone?

Peter K Stevenson

1. Prophetic Preaching as predicting the future. With so many dramatic things in the news in recent months the significance of the 21st May 2011 might perhaps have passed you by. However, for some Christians, it was a very important date in the prophetic calendar, believing as they did that ...

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Ministerial Meltdown

Alan Palmer

A Personal Story In 2001, I was the senior pastor of a very large, multi-staffed church in Western Canada. To all intents and purposes, it looked like I had arrived. That was on the outside. On the inside I was running on empty, absolutely fatigued, depressed and ‘flat-lining’ emotionally. One ...

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Moving On - a Reflection

Stephen Henwood

After serving as Chaplaincy Team Leader in a large hospice for eighteen years, I have recently moved into church based pastoral ministry. It has been quite a change, one that I have found has brought refreshment and a new challenge and a real sense this is where God wants me ...

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Charge to a New Minister

Ian Gregory

The wife of a vicar in the Churnet Valley of Staffordshire has been inducted to the pastorate of the Oakamoor Free Church adjacent to his parish. Mrs Joy Leathers (50), mother of four grown children and until recently working in customer services at Alton Towers leisure centre, is married to ...

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An end to ‘Cosy Church’ & ‘Duvet Discipleship’?

Alan Palmer

A Vision for this Generation While living and working in Canada for nearly twenty years, I fell in love with the fast, exciting and combative sport of ice hockey. So you can imagine that a hockey analogy would particularly resonate with me. It was said of the late Steve Jobs ...

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