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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).

Does God change his mind?

Article

April 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Does God change his mind?

Does God change his mind? Many statements in Amos could be identified as ‘major points’ within the Minor Prophets, but we will focus on one that should get the attention of any thoughtful reader. After seeing the first vision, about locusts, Amos cried out, ‘O Lord God, please forgive! How can Jacob stand? He…

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Ever met a perfect man?

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December 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

Ever met a perfect man?

Ever met a perfect man? It has always struck me as more than interesting that no writer of fiction, from Aesop and his fables to J. K. Rowling and her phenomenal creation Harry Potter, has ever given us a picture of a perfect human being. Not even Superman is ‘super’ in every possible way.…

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What’s it all about?

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December 2010
Evangelistic

What’s it all about?

What's it all about? It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, and I was beginning to believe that the weather forecasters were right in predicting 'a barbecue summer' this year. I stepped into a local shop to buy a card for someone who had just retired, but had difficulty finding the right section,…

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Why on earth?

Article

December 2009
Evangelistic

Why on earth?

Why on earth? In the time it takes you to read this page, over 100 more people will have been born, and before you could read the whole of this newspaper from cover to cover the world population will have increased by well over 6,000. Of the sixty billion people who have lived on our planet…

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Calvinism and evangelism: friends or foes?

Article

July 2009
Articles > Biblical/theological

Calvinism and evangelism: friends or foes?

Calvinism and evangelism: friends or foes? Some years ago I was leading a house party in Les Avants sur Montreux, Switzerland, when one of the guests asked what she may have thought was a 'killer question' - 'How do you reconcile election and evangelism?' I replied, 'Election is a doctrine we are called to believe and…

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Easter Supplement – Jesus dead or alive?

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April 2009
Evangelistic

Easter Supplement – Jesus dead or alive?

JESUS; dead or alive? Some time ago, concluding a long conversation with an atheist at the University of Cape Town, I asked: 'What do you think of Jesus Christ?' Without a moment's hesitation he replied, 'I am not sure, but I do know this - everything depends on whether or not he rose from the…

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Onwards and outwards

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March 2009
Evangelistic

Onwards and outwards

Onwards and outwards An extract from the new book Travel with  John Blanchard (edited by Brian Edwards) published by Day One; £10; ISBN 978-1-84625-161-0. Together with a theological revolution in his personal life, the next seven years were to see the beginnings of John's widespread ministry in Northern Ireland as well as openings in the first…

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