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The Ashers case

The Ashers case

Ashers Baking Company’s win in the UK Supreme Court over its refusal to bake a cake with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ was celebrated around the world.

Smacking Briefing (Scotland)

Smacking Briefing (Scotland)

The Scottish Government is backing a Bill to make it a criminal offence for a parent to smack their own child. Those who support this change misrepresent a controlled smack by a loving parent as equivalent to child abuse.

The dignity of work

The dignity of work

John L. Mackay

Men and women, made in the image of God, were created to work. We should therefore view our work, whatever type of work it is, as a means by which we can serve and glorify God.

The threefold division of the law

The threefold division of the law

Jonathan F. Bayes

Evangelical-Reformed theology has long held that Old Testament law can be distinguished into three parts: the moral, the ceremonial and the civil. This short booklet looks at the history of this threefold division.

Common grace

Common grace

and the work of The Christian Institute

N. R. Needham

In this helpful booklet, Dr Nick Needham explains how ‘common grace’ (God’s favour to all men whether they are Christians or not) is so helpful in understanding the work of The Christian Institute.

When does human life begin?

When does human life begin?

Christian thinking and contemporary opposition

John R Ling

When does human life begin? It is a fundamental and decisive question because your answer reveals your understanding of the nature and status of the human embryo. It also shapes your stance on the big bioethical issues of the day such as abortion, cloning and embryonic stem cell research. There are many voices sowing confusion, but the Bible is unmistakably clear that human life begins at conception. In this booklet, John Ling provides a wide-ranging explanation of biblical truth, the historical Christian perspective and evidence from modern science to support this position.