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All articles by John Palmer

John Palmer lives in Leigh.

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January 2017
News

Conference – God’s glory, our joy

Christians from many churches gathered, as usual, on the second Saturday in October at the Emmaus Christian Centre in Warrington, for the 17th ‘God’s Glory: Our Joy’ conference. This year’s theme was ‘Waiting and working for Christ’s return’. The main speaker was David Last of Forest Baptist church in Leytonstone. In two sessions he…

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Conference – Preparing for persecution

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December 2015
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Conference – Preparing for persecution

This was the title for the sixteenth annual ‘God’s Glory: Our Joy’ Conference, held in Warrington on 10th October. The subject is rapidly becoming more relevant, and this was certainly demonstrated during the day. Persecution is far worse for many believers in other countries, but we shut our eyes to what is happening in…

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Taste and see that the Lord is good: knowing, loving and enjoying God

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April 2012
Reviews

Taste and see that the Lord is good: knowing, loving and enjoying God

Taste and see that the Lord is good: knowing, loving and enjoying God Joel JamesDay One202 pages, £8.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-269-3 This is an excellent book. The title is however slightly misleading. For in this volume Joel James uses Old Testament narratives to teach about many of the attributes of God, not just his goodness.   …

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Reviews – Test, train, affirm and send into ministry – Brian Croft – Day One

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August 2010
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Reviews – Test, train, affirm and send into ministry – Brian Croft – Day One

Test, train, affirm and send into ministry: recovering the local church's responsibility in the external call Brian CroftDay One; 106 pages; £5.00; ISBN: 978-184625-197-9 This book is written against the author's concern that students are enrolling at theological seminaries and entering the ministry without anyone adequately testing their calling or being responsible for sending them out.…

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Personal view 2: Think about paganism!

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July 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Personal view 2: Think about paganism!

Personal view 2: Think about paganism! No, not the range of pagan practices resurgent in our nation, from superstition, astrology and divination, through to overt worship of Satan. Rather, pagan thinking of which we are guilty, for we are as yet imperfectly sanctified sinners; and wrong thoughts of God - pagan thoughts - are endemic…

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Review – Great gospel words – Colin N. Peckham – Day One

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April 2009
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Review – Great gospel words – Colin N. Peckham – Day One

Great gospel words Colin N. PeckhamDay One Publications; 120 pages; £6.00ISBN: 978-1846251382 I wish I could heartily recommend this book, for there is much that is good in it. Dr Peckham takes us through five 'great gospel words' - salvation, repentance, justification, regeneration and assurance. Each section begins with a plethora of different definitions, of which…

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The rapture

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April 2009
Articles > Biblical/theological

The rapture

The rapture A quote from a Dispensationalist study of the Second Coming runs as follows: 'the Rapture is the same as the second coming of Christ. False! At the Rapture Jesus comes for his church in the air, while at the second coming he comes with his people to the earth'.1 Are such writers correct? Does…

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