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April 2021
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Obituary: Colonel Robbie Hall QGM (1956–2020)

Baptist minister and bomb disposal expert Colonel Robbie Hall has died aged 63. He diffused a World War 2 bomb at a London gasworks in 1986. Following retirement from the Army, he pastored Hope Baptist Church in Bridgend, South Wales. Robert George Russel Hall was born in Spinningdale in the Scottish Highlands. He joined…

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April 2021
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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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February 2021
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Obituary: Dr Alan Cairns (1940–2020)

Free Presbyterian minister and seminary professor Dr Alan Cairns has died aged 80 after contracting coronavirus last October. The fifth of six children, Alan was raised by Christian parents in a working-class home in Belfast. An interest in music led the young Ulsterman to get involved in local Salvation Army meetings, where at the…

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January 2021
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David Winch (1934–2020)

‘Show me, Lord, the purpose for which I was born, that I may try to achieve it in the strength that you supply and for your glory!’ These words, written in David’s characteristic hand under the Greek of the text he was expounding, appear in the introductory pages of his commentary on John. He…

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November 2020
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Obituary: Mary Gladstone (1926–2020)

The importance of the Bible for beliefs and behaviour, as well as lucid books to bring Scripture afresh to each generation – this is what inspired Mary Gladstone’s 35 years as copy editor and proofreader at IVP from 1951 until her retirement. The three-volume Illustrated Bible Dictionary was her labour of love. Her final…

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October 2020
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Obituary: Revd Dr Peter Golding (1933–2020)

Peter was raised in a Christian household and the eldest of three siblings. He was evacuated during World War 2 but returned to London and worked at the Harrods Depository by the River Thames. He attended Westminster Chapel and sat under the ministry of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Peter saw Dr Lloyd-Jones as his mentor…

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September 2020
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Dr J. I. Packer (1926–2020)

J. I. Packer went to be with the Lord on 17 July 2020. He was 93 years old. Packer was widely recognised as one of the most influential theological popularisers of the 20th century. Throughout nearly 70 years of writing and ministry, he stressed the importance of knowing and communing with God. He called…

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