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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 the 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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Reviews – The message of holiness – Derek Tidball – Inter-Varsity Press

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February 2011
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Reviews – The message of holiness – Derek Tidball – Inter-Varsity Press

The message of holiness Derek TidballInter-Varsity Press, 313 pages, £11.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-411-4 The message of holiness is an exercise in biblical theology. 'We seek', says the author, 'to … expound the key biblical passages on holiness by letting them speak for themselves' (p.25).      In each of the book's 21 chapters, one or more of these…

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Book Review – Bible doctrine – Wayne Grudem – IVP

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May 2010
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Book Review – Bible doctrine – Wayne Grudem – IVP

Bible doctrine Wayne GrudemIVP; 523 pages; £17.99; ISBN 978-1-84474-281-3 Bible doctrine is a condensed version of Wayne Grudem's Systematic theology. It was prepared by Jeff Purswell in consultation with the author and is approximately a third of the size of the original.      Certain sections have been omitted altogether (on church government and church discipline, for…

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Review – Let’s study the letters of John – Ian Hamilton – Banner of Truth

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August 2009
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Review – Let’s study the letters of John – Ian Hamilton – Banner of Truth

Let's study the letters of John Ian HamiltonBanner of Truth; 130 pages; £6.75; ISBN: 978-1-84871-013-9 The title of this book is an invitation - I encourage you to accept it and use this book to help you as you do so. It is a first-class aid to studying the letters of John.     Right at the end…

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