The Conversion of the Author of Webster’s Dictionary

Noah Webster (1758-1843), the notable American lexicographer and textbook pioneer, remains famous to the present day in connection with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In 1843, George and Charles Merriam bought the rights to Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary (An American Dictionary of the English Language), and all Merriam-Webster dictionaries trace their lineage back to this source. Not so well known is the […]

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Tongues were Real Languages

“Speaking in tongues” has been a leading feature of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement ever since its inception. The first supposed occurrence of “tongues speaking” in the modern era took place at 11.00pm on Jan 1st 1901 in Topeka, Kansas, USA, when Agnes Osman claimed to possess and use this gift. Aside from the historical fact that the […]

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The Family Altar

Author and preacher Franklin Ferguson (1866-1957) from New Zealand, who for 30 years edited The Treasury magazine, wrote a helpful article on the vital subject of “the family altar”, a term once widely employed to describe the habit of Christian families reading and praying together daily. His exhortations provide wise counsel for 21st century families […]

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How to Pray

Author and preacher Franklin Ferguson (1866-1957) from New Zealand, who for 30 years edited The Treasury magazine, wrote a helpful article called “How to Pray” based on Ephesians 6:18-19a, which says: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me…” […]

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Introducing Dr David Gooding (Author)

Author and Bible teacher David W Gooding, MA, PhD, (born 1925) was for many years professor emeritus of Old Testament Greek at Queen’s University, Belfast, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Throughout his long life, Professor Gooding travelled extensively expounding the Word of God and authored numerous highly recommended volumes, most of which are […]

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