Bits & Bobs

Stephen Baker, Manchester

NO-GO AREA FOR BIRMINGHAM STREET PREACHERS

Two evangelical ministers claim police threatened to arrest them for ‘hate crime’ for evangelizing in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham. Arthur Cunningham (48) and Joseph Abraham (65) were leafleting in Alum Rock Road and began talking to four Asian youths when they were forced to stop by a police community support officer (PCSO). Mr. Cunningham reported the PCSO as saying that they ‘were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread the Christian message’. He said we were ‘committing a hate crime by telling the youths to leave Islam’. The two evangelists have launched legal action against West Midlands Police for infringing their right to profess their religion. They claim the PCSO warned that if they returned to the area they might get beaten up.

Source: Daily Telegraph (2/6)

BT CHARITY’S STARK WARNING

The UK’s personal debt crisis is forcing families to miss meals, breaking marriages and causing mental illness, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has found. Its research found that nearly a quarter of clients regularly sacrificed meals, 23% per cent of clients’ marriages broke down and 69% per cent visited their GP to find seek help with debt-driven stress. ‘Families and couples are being pushed to breaking point’, CAP boss Matt Barlow said. The lending practices of banks and building societies, and extortionate interest charged by loan companies were cited as causes, along with sharply rising food, fuel and utility bills.

Source: Baptist Times (24/4)

BIBLES MADE IN CHINA

Bibles were banned in China 30 years ago, but now it has one of the biggest Bible factories in the world. The expanded printing press of the Amity Printing Company – a joint venture with Bible Societies around the world was opened on 18 May. The new factory in Nanjing has the potential to print 12 million Bibles a year – that’s one Bible per second rolling off the presses. Last year it celebrated the printing of its 50 millionth Bible.

Source – The Bible Society

There are 29 articles in
ISSUE (2008, Volume 63 Issue 3)

Able to keep

Anne Boleyn

Attitudes to Prophecy

Bethany Chapel, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Bits & Bobs

Circumstances for Adoption

Editorial

Even If . . . Even When . . .

Faskally House and Trust

God, the believer and work (3)

Gospel Work and other Activities

Is The Lord Enough?

John Rogers – sealed with blood

Matthew 24. 42

Notes and Reflections on the Psalms

OTHNIEL - the Lion of God (2)

The Person of Christ

Personal Debt: Managing Your Finances

Question Time

Reaching into the Community with the Gospel

Rebuilding the Wall

School’s Out!

The Song of Solomon (3)

Spiritual Compromise

STEM

Stop being Defeatist!

Take the Challenge

Timely lessons from the book of Exodus

Views from the News

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Is it possible to be a Christian, believe God and still be a thinking person?

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Why do I keep on making the same mistakes time after time?

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Is suffering evidence that God does not care?

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Why bother going to all of the meetings?

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Love in Marriage

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Gospel Work and other Activities

Question Time

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The God of the Second Chance - The Story of how God Called Me

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 1: Chapter 1 v 1

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 2: Chapter 1 vv 2-4

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 3: Chapter 1 v 5

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 4: Chapter 1 vv 6-8

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 5: Chapter 1 vv 9-10

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 6: Chapter 1 vv 10-16

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 7: Chapter 2 vv 1-9

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 8: Chapter 2 vv 9-16

Truth & Training from Titus - Part 9: Chapter 3 vv 1-8

Truth & Training from Titus – Part 10: Chapter 3 vv 8-11

Truth & Training from Titus – Part 11