Digital devotions?

How can an electronic device help and support your prayer life?

Andy Geers developed the PrayerMate app for our digital devices.

This is meant to help you to be faithful in prayer about the people and causes you care about. en caught up with Andy and asked him a few questions.

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Calvin’s atrocities?

‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there’.

This famous first line by L.P. Hartley (1895–1972) in his novel The Go-Between (1953) has long been a favourite maxim that orients my teaching of history, for it is notoriously difficult to treat former eras of history with the degree of empathy that they need to make them understandable.

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Brave Men

Ernest Shackleton’s advert for volunteers for his Antarctic expedition may be mythical.

Nevertheless, it truly reflects the brave spirit of the men who went. ‘Men wanted for a hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, constant danger, safe return doubtful…’ But such ‘foolhardy’ courage is desperately needed today by evangelicalism in the West. This relates to two particular areas.

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Germany: Teen Outreach Europe

3,200 teenagers and adults from all over Europe (and beyond) came together to TeenStreet (TS) 2018 in Oldenburg for a week full of worship, Jesus, passion, life and fun.

As different as all the countries, cultures, backgrounds and churches might be, one thing connects everyone at TS: they know Jesus and want to grow closer in their relationship with him.

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Milestones 2019

Joy Horn flags up Christian anniversaries worth noting in the coming year.

Morgan Llwyd, said to be the first non-conformist minister in Wales, was born in 1619. Converted under Walter Cradock, he served as a chaplain in Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army and became minister in Wrexham. His books have influenced Welsh national consciousness and literature to the present day.

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Asian Christian Church in UK Celebrates 50 Years

Asian Christians from across the nation gathered together in early November to meet in prayer and harmony as they celebrated the formation of the first Asian Christian church in the UK, 50 years ago.

Groups from across the country presented testimonies of the growth of their own churches and their aspirations as they heard past accounts of the famous beginnings of the pioneers.

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Black boxes

End-time society will not be any kind of meaningful democracy.

We enjoy many benefits of democratic ideas. But the end-time world will be dominated by trade and the arrogant misuse of wealth (Revelation 18). The political landscape at the start of 2019 brings this apocalyptic vision to mind.

The violent gilets jaunes protests in Paris were supported by vast swathes of the French electorate of all political persuasions.

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