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All articles by Dennis Hill

Dennis is the minister of Kingston Evangelical Church, Hull.

Historical

June 2018
Articles > Historical

Billy Graham: 1918 – 2018 Part Two: 1949–2018

Had Billy Graham’s life ended before September 1949, he would have died virtually unknown. But, the Christ for Greater Los Angeles rally changed all that. Billy called it a ‘watershed’. From the success of those meetings, Graham and the team embarked on more than a half century of ministry, bringing the gospel to more people in more nations than anyone in history. As well as some extraordinary success, the rest of Billy’s life includes controversy. Some critics said his ministry was ‘not of God’; some admirers seemed to disapprove of any criticism at all. A balanced approach is needed.1 Crusades ‘Crusade ministry’ would be Graham’s...

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Historical

May 2018
Articles > Historical

Billy Graham: 1918 – 2018 (part one 1918 – 1949)

Billy Graham’s death on 21 February brought to a close one of the most remarkable Christian lives of the 20th Century. In 1983, when US President Ronald Reagan presented the evangelist with the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in America, he said, ‘His contribution to the wellbeing of the human race is literally immeasurable. The world is a better place because of Billy Graham’. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, in 2006, a year after his last crusade, Graham made it into Gallup’s annual list of the top ten most admired men in the world for the 50th time.1 Mr Graham...

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February 2018
Articles > Guest column

Benjamin Morgan Palmer

In writing about Christians and slavery (Guest column, ET January 2018), I suggested that men and women from an earlier era were, like us, people of their time. Therefore, cultural and social factors affected their view of many things, including slavery. So, we should not judge them by 21st century standards. Some were eminently godly Christians, even though they defended slavery. We can understand why some today find that hard to accept, since slavery is wrong and the slave trade wicked in the extreme. In an attempt to explain this apparent contradiction, I offer this brief sketch of one such man, Benjamin Morgan Palmer. Pastor...

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December 2017
Articles > Guest column

Christians and slavery

Evangelicals rightly celebrate William Wilberforce. His Christian beliefs motivated his historic effort to secure the abolition of the slave trade, in the British empire, in 1807 (see ET, December 2017). What we don’t talk about so much is how a number of godly Christian leaders, particularly in the Southern USA in the nineteenth century, supported slavery either directly or indirectly. It is perhaps even more painful to admit that, for a time in the eighteenth century, George Whitefield owned slaves. Blind spots How could godly Christians accept slavery? Some people unfamiliar with Whitefield or American Christian leaders of the Southern states — men like Benjamin...

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December 2017
Articles > Guest column

William Wilberforce and the abolition of the slave trade

This month marks the end of Kingston upon Hull’s year as the UK’s City of Culture. One part of Hull’s celebrations has been remembering William Wilberforce, ‘the friend of humanity’ and Hull’s ‘most illustrious son’. Wilberforce’s untiring efforts to abolish the slave trade were rewarded with that famous Act of Parliament of 1807, an event which historian G. M. Trevelyan called ‘one of the turning events in the history of the world’. William Wilberforce was born in Hull on 24 August 1759. He dedicated his life, to a great extent, to the abolition of the slave trade and ultimately of slavery itself. He said, ‘I...

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Banner of  Truth ministers’ conference 2011

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June 2011
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Banner of Truth ministers’ conference 2011

Banner of  Truth ministers’ conference 2011   Our time at the University of Leicester was, as always, one of faithful, challenging and encouraging Bible ministry. We heard of gospel work from around the world and the UK, including a moving report from Bill Berkeley, a missionary translator working in Brazil for 53 years.      We also heard of persecuted Christians in Pakistan, Bible training with the Yorkshire School of Christian Ministry, and more. A panel of speakers tackled questions from attendees. Numbers attending were lower this year, but there were many good occasions for informal fellowship.      Stephen Curry, from Bangor, NI, opened the conference...

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Reviews – A day’s march nearer home – Autobiography of J. Graham Miller – Edited by Iain H. Murray – Banner of Truth

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October 2010
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Reviews – A day’s march nearer home – Autobiography of J. Graham Miller – Edited by Iain H. Murray – Banner of Truth

A day's march nearer home - Autobiography of J. Graham MillerEdited by Iain H. MurrayBanner of Truth, 328 pages, £16, ISBN: 978-1-84871-064-1 A. W. Tozer said, next to the Bible, Christian biography is the most valuable reading for Christians. A day's march nearer home is valuable and enjoyable reading.     One unusual aspect of this autobiography…

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