House of Heroes

Robert Murray McCheyne

R.M. McCheyne is one of my heroes! He lived and ministered in Edinburgh-Dundee, Scotland from 1813-1843; and was a contemporary of W.C. Burns and A.A. Bonar. His prayer life, fiery faith, apostolic preaching, written memoirs and missions passion have challenged and...

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St. Patrick & Celtic Christianity

One of the most significant movements in Christian history was the Celtic movement of the 5th and 6th centuries. It found its genesis in the life of a key leader who went deeper with God to gain a new perspective on the world and our mission in it. This movement arose...

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“S.L.” Concluding Notes/Quotes

SHINING LIGHTS: THE CONCEPTION, CHARACTER AND CATALYZING INFLUENCE OF THE MORAVIAN MOVEMENT “Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And, thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?” Ps. 88: 12 “Will the Lord reject us forever? Will he never show his favor again?...

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“Shining Lights” #5

Of all the characteristics of the Moravian movement, the most dramatic and defining was their commitment to world missions. “At the age of 15, Zinzendorf, together with his childhood friend – Friedrich von Watteville, pioneered a “Compact for the Conversion of...

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“Shining Lights” #4

The secret to Zinzendorf’s leadership power was his passionate love for Jesus. This passion produced a profound Christology that was to characterize the Moravian movement for generations to come. Their theological emphasis, worship, and life were so Christocentric...

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“Shining Lights” #3

Zinzendorf and the Moravians had something that God used to build the church and advance His Kingdom – a “renewed” wineskin. Jesus said, do not put “new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined: but put...

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“Shining Lights” #2

Now, let’s search the background and conception of the Moravian movement. As the 18th century was ushering in, the spirit of awakening began to flow over Europe and rest upon men of God. The fruit of their lives and influence merged with cultural conditions and...

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“Shining Lights” #1

SHINING LIGHTS: THE CONCEPTION, CHARACTER AND CATALYZING INFLUENCE OF THE MORAVIAN MOVEMENT “Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And, thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?” Ps. 88: 12 “Will the Lord reject us forever? Will he never show his favor again?...

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One of the Knightliest Soldiers

“One of the Knightliest Soldiers” Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain – 20th Maine   Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain has always been one of my heroes. Before I understood the concept of heroes, I was captivated by the courage of common men in the Civil War. Some of my earliest...

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HEROES

HEROES Andrea: "Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero." Galileo: "No, Andrea...Unhappy is the land that needs a hero." --Bertolt Brecht, Galileo "The fate of the hero is linked to the secularization and disenchantment of the modern world. Ours is said to be an age...

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