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All articles by Peter Trumper

Peter was called to gospel ministry and trained at Aberystwyth Theological College in 1959. In 1961 he married Margaret and they relocated to Pembrokeshire, where they remained for 20 years. They were to have four children.

Peter ministered in the Presbyterian Church in Wales, before seceding and founding Bethany Free (now Evangelical) Church, near Haverfordwest.
He was, in addition, a Wycliffe Preacher with the Protestant Truth Society until 1985.

In 1982 he became minister of Holywell Evangelical Church and a year later was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This brought early
retirement at the end of 1986. On 1 January 1987, he established the Vocal Protestants’ International Fellowship (VPIF), which continued until 2004.

The pastor’s wife

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February 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The pastor’s wife

Her husband has been trained for his task, spending years anticipating the future and the likely problems he will encounter. In other words, much thought and many prayers will have gone into his preparation. His wife, on the other hand, is unlikely to be in that position - seldom being trained for the role…

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What God can do

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October 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

What God can do

One day, a young woman asked her mother for a Bible, because she was anxious to have her own just like the others in the Bible class. The story circulated around the village. The reaction was mixed - joy, sympathy, scepticism, cynicism and bewilderment. A Bible? Everyone knew she couldn't read! Yet apparently she…

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Convert or disciple

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August 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

Convert or disciple

One afternoon in 1983, the doctor having just left the ward, I lay upon my bed thinking: 'I have multiple sclerosis!' I kept repeating the phrase, like a bride rolling her new name around her tongue.A 'crippling disease' lay dormant within me. Yet at that precise moment I could have leapt from my bed…

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Is the pope a Roman Catholic?

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July 2005
Cults and other religions

Is the pope a Roman Catholic?

I hear you say, 'Don't be silly, of course he is! Everybody knows the pope's a Roman Catholic!' But do they? According to Rome's official teaching, it is actually impossible to know - but then, some issues are best locked away in the Vatican vaults safe from the prying eyes of ordinary Catholics.For example,…

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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

A girl born blind

Joan Waste was born blind sometime between 1532 and 1534 in Derby. She lived with her parents until their death, and later with her brother Roger during the reign of the Protestant teenage king Edward VI (1547-1553). Living in safety, Joan and Roger went daily to their church to hear the Bible read in…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The empty tomb

He who was both human and divine, God manifest in flesh (1 Timothy 3:16), and had lain for two full days in 'the dust death' (Psalm 22:15) now in a brief moment was adorned with a 'glorious body' (Philippians 3:21). Jerusalem slumbered in the final hour or so before the dawn. The bright yellow…

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January 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Paul – the man of God

A treasured piece of Scripture (Acts 20:17-38) provides us with a vivid portrait of history's greatest Christian, both as a man and also as a missionary and pastor. With a few deft strokes on the canvas, in the centre of which stands Christ for whom the apostle Paul lived and died (Philippians 1:21), the…

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