Flame of God

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), missionary to India, penned these challenging lines, borne out of her own experience of sacrifice and suffering: From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher; From silken self, O Captain, free Thy […]

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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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