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1904 – the Welsh Awakening

Historical

August 2004
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1904 – the Welsh Awakening

A century ago, Wales experienced that last national religious revival - an awakening whose influence was felt in the four corners of the world and (according to the estimates of the time) brought in 100,000 new converts. Yet this great movement of the Spirit had small beginnings - that did not always involve the…

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Phenomena in revival

Historical

March 2004
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Phenomena in revival

Almost all whom God has used in revival are quick to point out that unusual phenomena are merely incidental to the great work of God. One writer in The Life of Faith for January 1905 concluded: ‘It is possible to be occupied too exclusively with the mere incidents of the movement — deeply impressive,…

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Historical

November 2000
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The forgotten revival

One of the most amazing works of God ever to take place in Cornwall was at Mousehole, the scene of the Penlee lifeboat disaster in December 1981. Mousehole today is a godless and materialistic community, but the exceptionally large Methodist chapel gives a hint of the mighty acts of God in the past. The…

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Historical

October 2000
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The forgotten revival – The Cornish revivals of 1814 – 1835

Seven years after ‘The Great Revival’ of Redruth in 1814, which so extensively and profoundly affected the Methodist societies in that whole area of Cornwall, a further powerful quickening occurred in October 1821 at Camborne and Tuckingmill, just three miles from Redruth. The remarkable conversion of two young men, who were brothers, was the…

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Historical

July 2000
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Evangelical Spirituality

J. I. Packer has observed that a 'revival … is always a disfigured work of God, and the more powerful the revival, the more scandalising disfigurements we may expect to see'. This was certainly the case in the American Great Awakening. Between 1740 and 1742 it is estimated that there were as many as…

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Historical

June 2000
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The Priest of Baldu

One would have thought that a man commended by Spurgeon (Sermons 1,538) would be better known among us than he is. Certainly his preaching sometimes produced extraordinary scenes, but he did not encourage excitement any more than Whitefield or Wesley. His own words are revealing: 'We rejoice and work, not [only] as persons who…

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Historical

May 2000
Articles > Historical

Evangelical Spirituality – Captivated by the Beauty of God

Jonathan Edwards’ writings on spirituality are of special importance, because he possessed a wonderful facility for meticulous and minute observation. This facility can be seen, for instance, in the intriguing and detailed investigation that he conducted during the early 1720s into the way that spiders made their webs. Later in his life, this gift…

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