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July 2020
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Bill Barkley (1929–2020)

William (‘Bill’) Wallace Barkley, 90, was promoted to glory on 5 April 2020, dying peacefully at home after battling cancer for several months. Bill was born in Cloughogue near Ballymena, NI. He was one of seven brothers, including an identical twin, Tom. Both were members of Ballymena Baptist Church. Bill studied at London Bible…

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July 2020
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Ravi Zacharias (1946–2020)

Prominent apologist, author, and speaker Ravi Zacharias has died aged 74 following a brief battle with cancer. An online memorial service in his honour was watched by over 70,000 people and eulogies were given by figures including US Vice President Mike Pence. He described Ravi as ‘the greatest Christian apologist of this century; the…

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May 2020
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Seamus Milligan (1927–2020)

Seamus Milligan, former director and secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, has died aged 93. The EPS paid tribute to him as ‘a lover of the gospel, a lover of souls, and a defender of the faith’. Seamus was raised a Roman Catholic in East Belfast but converted to Protestantism aged 16. He started…

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May 2020
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Dr John C. Whitcomb (1924–2020)

Theologian, author, and forefather of the modern creation movement, Dr John C. Whitcomb has died aged 95. Whitcomb co-authored The Genesis Flood in 1961, a landmark defence of flood geology which revived widespread interest and research into creationism. Born in Washington, D.C., Whitcomb studied geology, palaeontology, and ancient history at Princeton University in the…

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May 2020
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Norman Wells: Family and education campaigner

Longstanding family campaigner and past contributor to Evangelical Times Norman Wells has died after contracting COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Nicola and their nine children. Norman had been Director of the Family Education Trust since 2004. Before that, he had worked with Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society. Over…

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May 2020
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Derek Prime (1931–2020)

Derek James Prime, pastor, author, and conference speaker, has died aged 89. Raised in London, Derek was invited to a Bible class at Lansdowne Evangelical Free Church in West Norwood when aged 13. This led to his conversion and baptism. Derek completed national service before pursuing higher education. He gained an MA in History…

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May 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘O death where is thy sting?’

Nothing prepares you for the dying moments of a loved one. On Wednesday 1st April 2020 I received a phone call at 12:35pm from a concerned Doctor from Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow. My father, Revd John J. Murray, had been in isolation since 17th March when he tested positive for COVID-19 but his condition…

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