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All articles by John Blanchard

John Blanchard is an international conference speaker, teacher and preacher, and a best-selling author of books and booklets on the Christian faith, including Ultimate Questions (EP Books).

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June 2021
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Unwrapped: The Enemy

Editor’s note: Before his recent death, John had kindly agreed to ET reproducing this edited and slightly abridged chapter from his book Unwrapped! It is our pleasure to honour him by going ahead with this article, and we anticipate publishing a tribute to him in our next edition. God has delivered Christians from ‘the…

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April 2021
Articles > Church news

Obituary: Peter Anderson (1931–2021)

On 21 January, the British evangelist Peter Anderson died in a care home in Leicester. He was born in Glasgow, and after his parents had moved their family six times in ten years, he joined the British Army aged 18. After intensive training, he was posted to Singapore where he came to faith in…

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December 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

Who is Jesus?

When Richard Dawkins claims, ‘There is no good historical evidence that [Jesus] ever thought he was divine’, he is tripping blindfold over the truth. C. S. Lewis gets us on the right track when he writes, ‘The doctrine of Christ’s divinity seems to me not something stuck on, which you can unstick, but something…

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June 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Cherish your church! (2)

Continued from Cherish your church (1) ‘And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together,  as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near’ (Hebrews 10:24-25). Last month we saw four significant reasons…

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May 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Cherish your church!

'And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near' (Hebrews 10:24-25).

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December 2014
Evangelistic

Where is God when things go wrong?

Ten years ago, on 26 December 2004, the worst recorded tsunami, and one of the worst earthquakes for human casualties ever, took place. Its epicentre was off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. About 250,000 people from all over the world, including many holiday-makers, were killed, one third of them children. The appalling devastation following…

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September 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

Should Christians tithe?

Tithing is a touchy topic! While some Christians believe they are governed by a rigid rule which dictates that they give one-tenth of their income to Christian causes, and others take a more flexible approach, many have never seriously considered the Bible’s teaching on the subject. The key text is said to be one…

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