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Heroes of the Faith: Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was not only one of the most gifted church leaders in nineteenth-century South Africa but also a writer who continues to inspire Christians across the world today. Listen to Podcast Episode Murray’s father was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary who went to South Africa to be a pastor in the Dutch [...]

2022-01-06T15:41:18+00:00January 15th, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

To appreciate Thomas Cranmer we need to understand his world. He was born in Nottinghamshire in 1489 at a time when almost all Europe followed a single religion: a Catholic Christianity controlled by the Pope with Latin as its language of worship. It was a faith in which a genuine trust in Christ was [...]

2022-01-06T15:40:24+00:00January 8th, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: Angela Burdett-Coutts

Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts was a woman who was a household name in Victorian Britain and remains a powerful example of Christian giving. Listen to Podcast Episode Angela was born in 1814 into the Burdett family of high social status and considerable wealth, and was well-educated by tutors. Spiritually, she grew up in [...]

2021-12-20T14:33:41+00:00January 1st, 2022|

Heroes of the Faith: George Frideric Handel

Handel’s Messiah, now as much a part of Christmas as mince pies and mistletoe, is one of the world’s greatest expressions of the Christian faith in music.Listen to Podcast Episode Its composer, George Frideric Handel, was born in what is now Germany in 1685. Although his family discouraged him from a musical career, his [...]

2021-12-16T14:51:39+00:00December 25th, 2021|

Heroes of the Faith: Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor worked for forty years in what is now Nigeria, proclaiming Christ faithfully but, in the process, changing an entire culture. Listen to Podcast Episode Born in 1848 Mary grew up in extreme poverty in Dundee, Scotland, where she had little formal education, starting full-time work at the age of fourteen. [...]

2021-12-13T10:53:48+00:00December 18th, 2021|

Heroes of the Faith: Wilfred Grenfell

Wilfred Grenfell was born in 1865 to a Cheshire clergyman and school owner. In his youth he acquired a lifelong love of sailing and a passion for sports. He studied to be a doctor and under the wise and patient guidance of the distinguished Christian surgeon Frederick Treves, began working amongst the deprived communities [...]

2021-12-08T14:19:49+00:00December 11th, 2021|