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Spurgeon: Santa or Scrooge? And 5 Thoughts for Your Christmas Day

Dec 25 When it comes to Christmas, was Charles Spurgeon a Santa or a Scrooge? Here's what Spurgeon really thought about the holiday and some takeaways for your own Christmas day.

The Ghostly Tale of Spurgeon and the Séance of 1928

Oct 31 On October 21, 1928, the ghost of Charles Spurgeon was raised from the dead. Or so the clairvoyant claimed. In a series of séances supervised by Canadian surgeon and paranormal researcher Thomas Glen Hamilton, the “entity” of the late Victorian evangelist made his presence known several times to a group of hand-clasped gatherers. According to Hamilton’s published report, Spurgeon even requested a hymn to be sung. On this Halloween, check...

Comforting Words from Spurgeon's 9/11 Sermons

Sep 12 This week as we pause to remember the terror attack on September 11, 2001, our prayers go out to the families suffering from the memory of the horrific tragedy. Sixteen years ago, 2,996 lives were lost in the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93. Spurgeon offers hope in Jesus Christ—hope that, in...

Spurgeon and the Hurricane of 1878

Aug 29 Since last Sunday, Hurricane Harvey has pummeled the Gulf Coast of Texas with winds raging up to 130 miles per hour. Five people have lost their lives, 30,000 have sought shelter, and Houston—America’s fourth largest city— has become ground zero for rooftop evacuations and helicopter rescues. Our prayers continue to be with those who have lost loved ones, and for those deprived of food and shelter. Charles Spurgeon can offer...

10 Spurgeon Quotes for the New School Year

Aug 24 A new school year has just begun. For students and teachers, life just got busy again. There are classes, papers, meetings, and a constellation of other responsibilities that we must squeeze into our schedules.   For those juggling the tasks of a new academic semester, here are ten Spurgeon quotes to keep us spiritually and intellectually on the right track.   

3 Truths from Spurgeon about the 1858 Solar Eclipse

Aug 22 Yesterday, the sun darkened above the Spurgeon Library in Kansas City. Did you know that twenty-four-year-old also Spurgeon witnessed a solar eclipse on March 15, 1858? The day before, Spurgeon preached a sermon entitled “The Solar Eclipse.” Here are three truths Spurgeon saw in the solar eclipse.

3 Reasons You Should Read Spurgeon

Aug 15 Go fall in love with a dead pastor, preacher, theologian, author, missionary, or martyr. Spend the rest of your life reading dead people. Get inside their heads and hearts. Sit at their feet. Let them encourage you, challenge you, rebuke you, improve you. Find a soul mate, feed your crush, date the dead. Why? Because like Abel who “still speaks, even though he is dead” (Hebrews 11:4), dead people still...

5 Photos of Spurgeon's Cambridge - Then and Now

Aug 10 Charles Spurgeon's time in and around Cambridge were four of the best years of his life (from 1850 to 1854). During these teenage years, he was baptized, discerned his call to ministry, taught Sunday School, learned to preach, and pastored his first congregation.  In many ways, Spurgeon's Cambridge hasn't changed at all. Here are 5 photos - then and now - from one of the most pivotol seasons in the...

6 Quotes Spurgeon Didn't Say

Aug 8 Charles Spurgeon is one of the most popular preachers to tweet, “meme” quote and misquote. But you may be shocked to realize that Spurgeon didn't say these six quotes often attributed to him.

13 Spurgeon Quotes for Surviving Guilt

Aug 3 Charles Spurgeon’s ministry was marked with guilt. After the Surrey Gardens Music Hall disaster on October 19, 1856, he fell into so deep a depression that even the sight of the Bible brought much anxiety. And so, from the depths of Spurgeon’s guilt we excavate these 13 quotes. In reading them, may you be as healed as Spurgeon was in saying them.