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C. T. Studd (1860-1931)

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November 2010
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C. T. Studd (1860-1931)

C. T. Studd (1860-1931)   A few years ago, while sifting through the archives of the Africa Inland Mission (AIM), I came across the most unusual application papers I have ever seen. They had been submitted by Charles Thomas Studd, in November 1912.   The name was familiar because I had read of this…

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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2)

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November 2010
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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2)

The Moravian connection - Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (2) John Wesley, an Anglican clergyman and missionary to Savannah, Georgia, during the mid-1730s was in deadly earnest about personal holiness. He had embarked upon his mission with the aim of securing his own salvation. His religious quest had begun years earlier. He recalled in his Plain…

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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1)

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October 2010
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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1)

The Moravian connection - Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1) In spring 1727 the small Moravian group on Count Nicholas Zinzendorf's estate in Berthelsdorf, Saxony, was deeply divided. Controversies had arisen over such issues as predestination, holiness and baptism. The Lutheran count had allowed the refugees to settle on his land five years earlier. They came…

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J. H. Newman and authority

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September 2010
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J. H. Newman and authority

J. H. Newman and authority   With the pope poised to canonise J. H. Newman (1801-1890) as a 'saint' this September, Rev. Dr David Phipps exposes Newman's heretical thinking concerning the authority of the church.   On 9 October 1845, John Henry Newman, Oxford don and former vicar of the University Church, was received…

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Charles Darwin & Charles Kingsley

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August 2010
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Charles Darwin & Charles Kingsley

Charles Darwin & Charles Kingsley Russell Grigg   The first edition of 1,250 copies of Charles Darwin's On the origin of species was published on 24 November 1859. The book caused something of a public uproar and was promptly denounced from pulpits across England, despite the popular story that the entire first edition was…

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Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932)

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August 2010
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Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932)

Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932)   Born at Burnley on 16 September 1860 into a two-roomed terraced house, Samuel Chadwick was small and thin, always looking as if he had not long to live.   The area hummed with noise from the cotton mills, and from the age of eight the young Samuel would rise at…

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Philip Doddridge (1702-1752)

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August 2010
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Philip Doddridge (1702-1752)

Philip Doddridge (1702-1752)   Many today think of Philip Doddridge only as the writer of 'O happy day', 'Hark! The glad sound' and a few other lesser known hymns. The many other qualities and achievements of this godly man are almost unknown.   It is well over 300 years since Philip Doddridge was born…

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Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

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July 2010
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Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2)

Christian Identity thinly disguised anti-Semitism (2) Dr Richard V. Pierard, Scholar in Residence and Stephen Phillips Professor of History at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (2000-2006), concludes his exposé of racist ideas that have been infiltrating right-wing evangelicalism. There are three strains of racial anti-Semitism building on British-Israel ideas, although the mixture of these varies among Identity…

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Christian Identity – thinly disguised anti-Semitism

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June 2010
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Christian Identity – thinly disguised anti-Semitism

Christian Identity - thinly disguised anti-Semitism   Dr Richard V. Pierard, Scholar in Residence and Stephen Phillips Professor of History at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (2000-2006), describes a shadowy, heretical grouping infiltrating western, right-wing evangelicalism.   The materials of the Christian Identity movement are seldom found in public or research libraries, but they are…

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Paul Gerhardt: preacher and hymn-writer

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June 2010
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Paul Gerhardt: preacher and hymn-writer

Paul Gerhardt: preacher and hymn-writer                                          Derek J. LewisThe year 2007 marked the 400th anniversary of Paul Gerhardt's birth, on 12 March 1607, when a series of events celebrating this illustrious pastor and hymn-writer took place in Germany. A commemorative CD of recitations and singing of his hymns was also released.Most English language hymnbooks include…

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What evangelicals owe to Zinzendorf

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May 2010
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What evangelicals owe to Zinzendorf

What evangelicals owe to ZinzendorfNicholas Louis, Count and Lord of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf (to give him his full title), was born at Dresden on 26 May 1700. His father, Count George Louis, was one of the chief ministers in the court of Saxony. Sadly, he died of tuberculosis only six weeks after Nicholas' birth,…

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Andrew Bonar (1810-1892)

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May 2010
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Andrew Bonar (1810-1892)

Andrew Bonar (1810-1892)   John W. Keddie   It was typical of the man: when the Free Church congregation at Finnieston in Glasgow opened a new building at the end of 1878, its minister Andrew Bonar had inscribed above the main door in Hebrew the words of Proverbs 11:30 - 'He that winneth souls…

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