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Beyond the Worship Wars Beyond the Worship Wars: Music and Worship in the 21st Century Evangelical Church

by Adam Sparks

In the 2000-year history of the church, the issue of "worship" has never been so contentious. Adam Sparks considers why this is so, and what can be done to alleviate the problem.

Couple KissingThe Issue of Pre-Marital Sex

by Lee Gatiss

What is wrong with pre-marital, or non-marital sex, and how can the Pastor address this issue?

Can children be saved? Children & Salvation

by Glenn Davies

Can children be saved? Is there hope if they die in infancy? The Bishop of North Sydney addresses these important pastoral questions.

The Role of Women in Christian Ministry

by Graham Beynon

Graham Beynon examines the relevant Biblical passages and ponders contemporary applications.

The Alpha Course Examined

by Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman examines the (in)famous Alpha Course and assesses its strengths and weaknesses.

Abortion and Our Attitude to the Foetus

by Lee Gatiss

We must stress both that life begins at conception and that all human life is sacred, to be heard properly in the abortion debate.

The Place of Music and Singing in Church

by Vaughan Roberts

Vaughan Roberts of St. Ebbe's Church, Oxford examines a controversial subject.

Fantasy Literature and Christian Readers

by Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke looks at the rise of Harry Potter, Philip Pullman, and all things fantastic...

The Discipline of a Christian Mind

by Tim Chapman

Minds must be disciplined if they are to be godly and not wander off course. But how?

Losing My Religion

by David Gibson

David Gibson reviews the Passion film by Mel Gibson (no relation!) and questions its usefulness.

Church Family?

by Adam Sparks

Intergenerational tension within the church can often cause trouble. Where does it come from and how can it be addressed?

Getting the Message Out

by Vaughan Roberts

What we should be about as churches and Christians.

Is the Bible Anti-Semitic?

by Steve Walton

Since the release of Mel Gibson’s Passion film, people seem to think so.  Steve Walton looks for the truth.

The Embers of Preaching

by Peter Sanlon

Peter Sanlon provocatively argues that the great evangelical successes of recent years have actually weakened our preaching.


A Warning Against Pride

by Richard Baxter

Puritan, Richard Baxter warns ministers against their greatest enemy.  A short extract from The Reformed Pastor.