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Africa is the future for Evangelisation

‘Africa needs to wake up and take its destiny into her own hands – we have what it takes!’. These words were spoken by Bishop Abraham Olaleye of Nigeria at the ongoing Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town where three days have already been spent discussing issues around the truth, reconciliation and world faiths within […]

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The old story needs still to be told

The Third Lausanne Congress was hearing about new strategies for telling the ‘old, old story of Jesus and his cross’. As a gathering of evangelicals world-wide, this should hardly be surprising. Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, had reminded us in the morning Bible exposition of the need to equip the saints for […]

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Latin American voices address the global Church

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 22 October 2010 – Theologian Ruth Padilla DeBorst of Costa Rica urged some 4,200 theologians, pastors and Christian leaders gathered in Cape Town this week from 198 countries not to allow ‘denominational and institutional preoccupations to become more important than people.’ She also warned against placing undue confidence ‘in nations, military […]

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Fear of the Unknown

Some years ago after a routine doctor’s visit my wife got the call you never want to receive. Something had shown up and more tests were required. I was gripped by fear – afraid of the unknown. All of our children were living at home at the time, and my mind went into overdrive, imagining […]

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