Category Archives: Biographies

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand” Thomas Dorsey

Thinking about the previous post set me wondering about others who might have contributed richly to hymn writing through their own suffering or adversity, or through some traumatic unwelcome circumstance with which others can identify in some way in their own … Continue reading

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Beneath The Cross of Jesus

‘Beneath the Cross of Jesus’, was written in 1868 by Miss Elizabeth Cecilia Douglas Clephane. The inclusion of ‘Douglas’ in her forenames identifies her with the famous ancient Douglas clan of that noble house from the Scottish Lowlands. She was … Continue reading

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Detective Struggled With Faith – And Found Jesus

Following my previous post here is another case of struggling with faith. Says J. Warner Wallace. “I bought my first Bible. It was an inexpensive pew Bible; I think it cost me less than five dollars. As I read through … Continue reading

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‘The Struggle of Belief’ by Gregory Alan Thornbury

How I Almost Lost the Bible says Gregory Alan Thornbury Can the Bible be believed? Thornbury says that “Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman.” An … Continue reading

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Hannah More Biography

The website Breakpoint is promoting a recent biography of Hannah More. Her grave is just up the road from where I live.  Breakpoint think she is much forgotten. “You see,” says Eric Metaxas, “Hannah More is one of those people … Continue reading

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Sir Run Run and Adventist ‘China Doctor, Dr Harry Miller

I found it rewarding and inspiring to read about Dr. Harry Miller, The China Doctor. But first, Sir Run Run Shaw who died 7th January 2014 at the age of 106. Following from a previous post it was interesting to … Continue reading

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Why Did God Command Abraham To Sacrifice Isaac?

“It is not a true story protested one lady, a Christian representative on a recent BBC ‘Big Questions’ programme. Presenter Nicky Campbell had asked, and what about God asking Abraham to go and sacrifice Isaac’? It might not be the … Continue reading

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