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New Podcast: Trinity Pastors College, Christian Evangelism & The Danger of the Altar Call
It is of the highest importance that men are trained well and rigorously for the work of the gospel in Kenya and Pastor Oliver Allmand-Smith gives us some insight into the training and context there. Alongside this, we discuss the importance of biblical Christian evangelism and the danger of the altar call. Is it important that we do evangelism according to scripture or can we just use any methods and practices that we like?
The Rise And Triumph Of The Modern Self
Clearly, we live in times of sexual identity chaos. Arguments that would have sounded unconscionable just a few decades ago are now plausible, and are defended, adopted, even pridefully celebrated. How did we get here? What seeds were planted that flourished into the modern thinking of sexuality as one’s primary or even sole identity? The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution is Carl Truman’s most recent release and may be one of the most significant books of 2020. Trueman goes back a few centuries to analyze the philosophical underpinnings that gave rise to modern thought, changing even the meaning of language. Join the Mortification of Spin podcast for an intriguing conversation about a topic that—as time passes—hits ever closer to home.
TPC Class November 2020
We thank God for his goodness in enabling the November classes to be taught by Oliver online. Read a brief report from one of the students on our Kenya page (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link). Keep praying that each of the students will complete all their studies and be fully equipped for their ministry.
MERF Latest News: Reaching Out In The Arab World
Read the latest report from MERF about how thousands of Arabic speakers are being reached with the gospel. Click on the link for the pdf, or visit the MERF page and website for more details.
I And The Father Are One
What does Jesus mean when he says in John 10:30 that "I and the Father are one?" Are the words self-explanatory, or do we need the theological language of creeds and confessions to understand precisely what he means? And does it matter if we are not precisely clear on his meaning? In this very important article, Richard Barcellos explains what Jesus means, why it matters so very much and how valuable the language of our creeds and confessions can be.
Doctrine of the Church Study with Prof. James Renihan
View our 1689 page to see the flyer and book your place for these critical days of study on the doctrine of the church.
Church leaders pursue judicial review over ‘unlawful’ government church closures
A group of church leaders has launched a claim for judicial review of the English and Welsh government’s unprecedented decisions to close churches during lockdown. 122 church leaders from different streams and traditions are pursuing legal action against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care claiming that the decision to ban worship services during the current lockdown is unlawful. The leaders will also challenge the Welsh Assembly’s decision to close churches during its three week ‘firebreak’ which ended on November 9, but which could be in place again in the New Year.
WHY WE MUST AVOID CAUSING SPIRITUAL HARM
Politicians continue to wrestle with how to deal with the “four harms” caused by COVID-19. These are: the direct health impact of the virus, impact on other health areas, impact on society and on the economy. They are profound issues, but spiritual harm does not register in public policy, except as a tiny aspect of society. Spiritual harm is not irrelevant to Christians, however. We need to think about it in general as well as the impact of COVID interventions. We need to think of it in the same terms as we do harms to physical health. Harming spiritual life is more serious but much more common than we have realised. In fact we do it all the time in ways that we barely acknowledge.
Nigerian Reformed Baptist Conference November 2020
Oliver was due to speak at the Nigerian Reformed Baptist Conference in Port Harcourt later this month, but has not been able to travel. Please visit our Nigeria page to find the details and pray for our brethren as they meet for this important conference.
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Here you can find the Churches and organisations we support as a fellowship. We support these works with resources which God has blessed us with and prayer for the glory of God.
Overseas / Missions
Trinity Grace Church has supported overseas missionary ministries for many years. We first began our involvement in the early 1970s and since then have expanded our gospel outreach to a needy world. We believe it is the responsibility of local churches to engage in this ministry, and we have rejoiced to play our part in the building of God’s kingdom throughout the world.