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David Campbell was born and grew up in Scotland. At university he felt a call to the gospel ministry and subsequently spent 4 years studying at the Free Church of Scotland College in Edinburgh. From 1987 to 2002 he was the pastor of Geneva Road Evangelical Baptist Church, Darlington, and then, from 2002 to 2016, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He became Pastor of North Preston Evangelical Church in December 2016. David is married to Mairi and they have two married daughters. He is the author of several books published by Day One, including Opening up Galatians, and Handle that New Call with Care.

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December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

The wise and the foolish

History is littered with dead kings. Destined to reign from the beginning of life, they have come at last to their throne. But only for a time. Always, sooner or later, they have come into conflict with death. And death has always carried the day. There is, however, one remarkable exception to this universal…

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Historical

April 2018
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868)

A missionary in China was once asked if he knew a fellow-missionary by the name of William Burns. ‘Know him, sir? All China knows him; he is the holiest man alive’. Given that it is now 150 years since William Burns died, these words were spoken a long time ago. And certainly he has…

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

We don’t need to guess

News is out that a certain celebrity has come to town. But why has he come? No one is quite sure. So, everyone’s guessing — one suggesting this, another suggesting that — until someone comes up with the really bright idea: ‘Why not just ask him?’ So they do. And he tells them! It’s…

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The resurrection of Christ

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April 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

The resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Christ Louis Berkhof writes, ‘For modern liberal theology the resurrection of Jesus, except in the sense of a spiritual survival, has no real importance for the Christian faith. Belief in the bodily resurrection is not essential [they say], but can very well be dropped without affecting the Christian religion’ (Systematic theology,…

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Review – Engaging with the Holy Spirit: six crucial questions

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January 2008
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Review – Engaging with the Holy Spirit: six crucial questions

Engaging with the Holy Spirit: six crucial questionsGraham A. ColeApollos138 pages; £9.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-179-3Graham Cole is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. This book is based on a series of lectures given at the tenth Oak Hill annual School of Theology in 2006.The six crucial questions addressed in…

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Guest Column

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June 2006
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

Job - A reflection from the middle of the storyThrough a great swathe of the book of Job - from the beginning of Chapter 3 to the end of Chapter 31 - we are listening, largely, to Job himself. As we do so, one thing stands out more clearly than anything else. Job is…

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May 2006
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

Job - a reflection from the beginning of the storyJob's three friends could not have been more wrong. They looked at this profoundly afflicted man and concluded that he had brought all his suffering on himself by his sin. What other explanation could there be?But there was another explanation —the very opposite of that…

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