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  • Lessons From A Second Generation Disintegration image

    Lessons From A Second Generation Disintegration

    I don’t know what the summer is like for you. As a pastor I hope that August is going to be a really quiet month. Leading a Church can be pretty demanding at times so... Read more
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    Series: Second Generation

    Andy Johnston's series of six posts draws some salutary lessons from Calvinism for a second-generation movement. Read more
  • The Martyrdom of Richard Woodman image

    The Martyrdom of Richard Woodman

    On 22 June 1557 ten very ordinary people from the villages around where I live were burnt at the stake because of their commitment to the Gospel. They were executed... Read more
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    Falling Down Before God In Awe

    If you or I had been alive 100 years ago the chances are that we would have had a copy of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments (commonly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs)... Read more
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    Confessions of a 1536 Calvinist

    I have just returned from a week’s mission trip to Bulgaria – hence my slightly delayed response to the Think conference. I don’t like writing reactive blogs. I... Read more
  • Series: Communion

    This four part series looks first at the history of breaking bread in the church and the reason why it is so important for us to take communion together if we are... Read more
  • “They Devoted Themselves to the Breaking of Bread” image

    “They Devoted Themselves to the Breaking of...

    We often like to think of ourselves as New Testament churches. Many of the first generation of Newfrontiers leaders and congregations came out of historical... Read more
  • “Do it in Remembrance of Me”

    I don’t know whether you like to wrestle with puzzles and theological conundrums. I was set one in 1983 and finally solved it in 2010! Maybe I am just a bit slow or... Read more
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    Luther on Breaking Bread

    “In the first part I have overthrown the devil’s ungodly un-Christian priesthood and also proved that the mass may not be called a sacrifice. I have stopped up the... Read more
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    Breaking Bread

    One of the greatest changes wrought by the Reformation was the destruction of the sacramental system of the Roman Catholic Church. Martin Luther’s Babylonian Captivity... Read more