Jason G. Duesing

On First Looking into Spurgeon’s Sermons

May 14

In 1816, poet John Keats wrote a sonnet to describe the delight and awe he experienced when reading the works of Homer in English for the first time. While Keats knew Latin, he did not know Greek and thus had no access to Homer until a friend introduced him one night to a translation by …

What did Charles Spurgeon Preach at Christmas?

Dec 16

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.  -- Proverbs 15:15   On December 25, 1852, the 18 year old Charles Spurgeon preached a Christmas sermon at Waterbeach Baptist Church that he titled, “The Merry Hearted Man.” We know this because he kept his notes …

Letters to My Students, Vol. 1: On Preaching – A Reflection and Review

Sep 23

As I have researched the life and ministry of C. H. Spurgeon, one facet of his longstanding contribution that remains a source of intrigue for me is his ongoing appreciation by young pastors or pastors in training.  What is it about this nineteenth-century English Baptist that resonates with the twenty-first century American twenty-something?   There are many …

The Conversion of C. H. Spurgeon: A Lecture given at the Artillery Street Evangelical Church, Colchester, England, July 13, 2018

Dec 10

The following lecture was given to faculty and students attending the Midwestern Seminary United Kingdom Study Tour during the Summer of 2018. The Artillery Street Evangelical Church in Colchester is the meeting house in which C. H. Spurgeon underwent his conversion and remains a congregation focused on proclaiming the same gospel message now as it …