We Must Consider the Poor!—Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905)

Renowned as the founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM),[1] Hudson Taylor’s burden was for the millions in China who had not heard the gospel. His life’s work was to mobilize men and resources to reach these unevangelized regions for Christ. Yet as he labored in that harvest field and made frequent return trips to England …

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God in Thanksgiving Proclamations

Each fall since 1863, the sitting US president has issued a proclamation declaring a national day of Thanksgiving. Though perhaps viewed by some as merely a pro forma holiday ritual, these proclamations evidence the rich American tradition of government leaders’ officially invoking God’s guidance and care. Without violating the First Amendment’s prohibition of establishing an …

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A Daunting Job Description

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought …

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Kuyper and the Bible

Kuyper was without dispute a prolific author. Two things are crystal clear when you start to dip into Kuyper’s writings on any number of topics: (1) Kuyper loved and immersed himself in Scripture and (2) he had a deep conviction that Scripture is able to — indeed must — speak to the public issues of the day. …

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The Victories of the Pulpit—Gardiner Spring (1785 – 1873)

Gardiner Spring was minister of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City from 1810 to 1873, establishing it as a center of powerful evangelical preaching. He was regarded both for his preaching and his writing, and one of his significant works was The Power of the Pulpit. First published in 1848, this volume remains an enduring text …

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