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All articles by Michael Haykin

Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Michael A.G. Haykin serves as professor of church history & biblical spirituality. Haykin has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1974), a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto (1977), and a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto (1982). Haykin and his wife, Alison, have two grown children: Victoria and Nigel.

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April 2018
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‘He is a Luther’: a sestercentennial (250 years) appreciation of the life and ministry of Joshua Marshman

Stephen Neill, the well-known historian of missions, has observed that the partnership known to history as the Serampore Trio — that between William Carey (1761–1834), William Ward (1769–1823), and Joshua Marshman (1768–1837) — is one that has ‘few parallels in Christian history’. Reading through the letters and journals of these three men, there is…

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Historical

February 2017
Articles > Historical

Benjamin Beddome and the Bible

John Newton (1725–1807), the well-known eighteenth-century evangelical leader, had the opportunity to meet and hear many leading evangelicals of his day. It is intriguing, therefore, to read some remarks that he penned in his diary on 7 August 1776, after he had heard Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795) preach at the ordination of John Sutcliff (1752–1814),…

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Historical

March 2016
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Prophet of the long road: the life and ministry of Francis Asbury

In October 1924, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, spoke at the dedication, in Washington DC, of a statue of a lowly Methodist preacher seated upon his horse. The pose of the horse, with its head swung downwards and licking its knee, was quite an unusual one for an equestrian statue.…

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Historical

May 2015
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Andrew Fuller, theologian of love

Andrew Fuller (1754–1815), an indefatigable and fearless Baptist theologian and minister, was an outstanding theologian, with qualities that make him one of the most attractive figures in Baptist history.

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Historical

May 2015
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Selections from the works of Andrew Fuller

These three selections from Andrew Fuller’s works have been made by Professor Michael Haykin, see also ‘Andrew Fuller, theologian of love‘. (1) ‘The qualifications and encouragement of a faithful minister illustrated by the character and success of Barnabas’. My dear brother, It is a very important work to which you are this day set apart…

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Historical

November 2014
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George Whitefield and the Calvinistic Baptists

Not surprisingly, many Calvinistic Baptists had deep reservations about the Evangelical Revival, since it was uniformly led by Anglicans. A few of these Anglican preachers were Arminian in theology, like the Wesley brothers, and thus definitely beyond the pale for the Calvinistic Baptists. However, Whitefield was a Calvinist. Yet, he was still an Anglican.…

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Historical

November 2014
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‘The fields are white ready unto harvest’ – the preaching of George Whitefield

George Whitefield was always an avid reader. A few months after his conversion in spring 1735, he began to prayerfully peruse the biblical commentaries of William Burkitt and Matthew Henry. Both these Puritan authors had died at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Henry actually died the summer before Whitefield was born. Their commentaries…

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