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Notable Christians: John G. Paton

Jun 10, 2018

Early on in my days of being a new Christian I learned of how important and how inspiring it is to read the stories of great Christians. These stories spoil you for life, and give you a restlessness for the

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Notable Christians: Amy Carmichael

Mar 22, 2018

Amy Wilson Carmichael was an Irish missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough. She wrote many books about the missionary work there, as well as

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Notable Christians: Billy Graham

Mar 2, 2018

I had not planned to write a piece on the passing of the great evangelist Billy Graham. After all, what more could be said about the man that hasn’t already been said a million times over? But watching the very

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More Lessons From the Life of Whitefield

Feb 23, 2018

The other day I penned a piece about the life and ministry of the great evangelist George Whitefield. It was largely based on the two-volume, 1200-page biography by Arnold Dallimore. There are so many lessons for us today that we

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Lessons from the Life of Whitefield

Feb 19, 2018

For those few ferociously faithful followers of this website, you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here for the past few days. That is because I have been rather busy, and the main thing occupying my

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Who Is Your Spiritual Mentor?

Feb 11, 2018

Most Christians have someone in their lives who has inspired them, encouraged them, helped to disciple them, and who they greatly look up to. Often it is a Christian friend or a pastor or someone from a local fellowship. But

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“Just As I Am”

Sep 13, 2016

I had various opportunities to hear an American lay preacher and student of revival, Harry Conn last century. He often bemoaned modern evangelicalism and the watered down gospel it offered. He would discuss how our contemporary evangelistic meetings were often

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Notable Christians: Oswald Chambers

Jun 28, 2016

Millions of Christians worldwide would be familiar with My Utmost for His Highest. The book of daily devotionals was compiled by the wife of Oswald Chambers from various sources and has been continuously in print since first published in

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Revisiting the Christian Classics

Jun 21, 2016

I realise that it can be rather perilous to refer to anything less than a hundred years old as being a classic, but exceptions can be made to this basic rule. Some books may have been around only for a

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What Academic Tolerance?

May 9, 2016

That our Western universities are almost completely dominated by the secular left is something many of us have been claiming, and documenting for quite some time now. I have often written about how academic freedom, diversity of opinion, and genuine

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Notable Christians: Leon Morris

Apr 1, 2016

I do not have too many Australians in this series – indeed, this will be the first one. But Leon Morris, who was born and bred in Australia and served his Lord in distinguished fashion, is a worthy inclusion in

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Notable Christians: Jerry Bridges

Mar 7, 2016

To millions of earnest Christians around the world, Jerry Bridges would be a household name. The author, speaker and champion of Christian discipleship has had a huge impact, and it is with great sadness that we learned of his death

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Notable Christians: Vance Havner

Feb 25, 2016

When we think of great men of God, terrific prophetic voices from the past century, names like Tozer and Ravenhill easily arise. But another preacher, evangelist and prophet can also be included in their ranks: Vance Havner. The American preacher

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