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All articles & reviews tagged with hudson-taylor

Review

July 2018
Reviews > Book

Praying for the World: Understanding God’s Heart for the Nations

This book aims to encourage prayer for the world. It provides a series of 60 daily readings, divided into three sections of varying length. Each section, allocated to one of the contributing authors, takes a different perspective on prayer. In addition, there is a brief daily reflection from the writings of J. Hudson Taylor…

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Article

September 2015
Articles > World Mission

OMF’s 150th anniversary

150 years ago, Hudson Taylor, a Yorkshire lad from Barnsley, gave a challenging call to the Christians of his day. He wrote: ‘Can the Christians of England sit still with folded arms while these multitudes [of China] are perishing for lack of that knowledge which England possesses so richly, which has made England what…

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Historical

June 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3)

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3) In February 1849, William Chalmers Burns set his face towards the ‘regions beyond’ in mainland China and left for Canton. Foreigners were assumed to be rich, so he could become a prey to robbers. He carried a light purse and was even reluctant to have a Bible with a…

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Historical

May 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (2)

Part 1 is here.   From December 1839, Burns spent several months at Perth. He travelled by coach and ‘gave tracts to all on it and in it (a practice which I intend to follow, wherever I go)’. The congregations were solemn, and many were in tears. He witnessed everywhere he went — on…

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Historical

April 2015
Articles > Historical

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (Part 1)

William Burns was born on 1 April 1815 at Dun in Scotland, the third son of Rev. W. H. Burns and Elizabeth Chalmers. In 1821 the family moved to Kilsyth, a town of colliers and weavers about 12 miles east of Glasgow.

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News

March 2014
News

Hudson Taylor Ministries

A UK branch of the Hudson Taylor Ministries (HTM) has been formed, following the launch of Hudson Taylor Stichting (HTS), Netherlands, and Hudson Taylor Ministries, USA. During a recent visit to the Scottish Highlands, the director of HTM projects approached a Presbyterian minister and shared his vision of forming a UK branch. From that…

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Hudson Taylor

Historical

March 2005
Articles > Historical

Hudson Taylor

Part 2 – part 1 is here 2. Reaping in joy by Jonathan Bayes Hudson Taylor landed at Shanghai on 1 March 1854. He quickly discovered that the missionary society that had brought him to China was incompetent. No accommodation had been arranged, finances were inadequate and planning was a shambles. Worst of all,…

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