Category: Heroes

Celebrating Advent in the Spirit of Saint Boniface

Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night That breed confusion and affright, Begone! o’erhead the dawn shines clear, The light breaks in and Christ is here. Earth’s gloom flees broken and dispersed, By the sun’s piercing shafts coerced: The daystar’s eyes rain influence bright And colours glimmer back to sight. So shall our guilty midnight …

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George Whitefield: Awakening the Nations to Repentance

Today the Episcopal Church (USA) honours George Whitefield with a special feast day. There is good reason for this since Whitefield played a seminal role in the spiritual formation of the United States. The article below, which first appeared in Christian Voice’s July 2009 newsletter, explains about Whitefield’s remarkable life and his influence in both …

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Run Towards the Roar: the Courage of Boniface

In Wessex England, sometime in the late seventh century, a group of boys gathered on the grass after church. While the rest of the villagers enjoyed their church’s fellowship meal, the boys were being led by one young man in his favorite sport – throwing boulders at one another. The young man would be known …

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The Fellowship of His Sufferings: The Testimony of Amy Carmichael

Few would have expected David and Catherine Carmichael’s eldest daughter, Amy, to grow up to become one of the world’s most famous missionaries. Born in 1867 in the small village of Millisle, Northern Ireland, there was nothing particularly unusual about this girl, who was known for her wilfulness, tomboyish attitude and a propensity to get …

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