Quinn Mosier

“United Adoration”: Spurgeon and Congregational Singing

Nov 11

The year was 1855 as controversy brewed about the pews of London over the publication of a hymn-book entitled, The Rivulet. Penned by the local minister Thomas Lynch, the book raised more than a few ministerial eyebrows for its lack of explicit Christian orthodoxy. The hymn-book quickly acquired the epithets, “pantheistic,” “written by a Deist” with “not one particle of …

Thank God for Unknown Preachers: The Conversions of Spurgeon and Owen

Oct 20

“And I, even I only, am left,” cried the prophet Elijah (1 Kgs 9:15, ESV). Twenty-eight centuries later, Charles Spurgeon likewise lamented his own country. His plight, however, was the lack of Puritan influence in English churches. Often considered the last of the Puritans, Spurgeon once said, “For my part, I think that, nowadays, we …

A Constellation of Wonders

Jul 30

It is no overstatement to say Jesus’s ministry was primarily one of forgiveness. Whether he caused the blind to see, the deaf to hear, or the paralytic to walk, he typically closed with some variation of “Your sins are forgiven, go and …

Hope On, Hope Ever: 8 Spurgeon Quotes on Weariness

Oct 17

“[Christ] has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight.”   The Teacher opens up the book of Ecclesiastes by asking the question, “What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?”(Eccl. 1:3) He had exhausted the pleasures of life and the best it had to …