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3 Things You Didn't Know About Spurgeon's Wife

Oct 17 On January 8th, 1856 Charles Spurgeon married Susannah Thompson, a woman who would be his truest partner, deepest confidant, and the love of his life. Charles called her “the greatest of all earthly blessings,” and Susannah described their life together as “two pilgrims treading this highway of life together, hand in hand,—heart linked to heart.” But who was this woman that captivated the heart of the Prince of Preachers? Here...

Did You Know Spurgeon Wrote Hymns?

Sep 28 Charles Spurgeon is known for his preaching, but did you know the "Prince of Preachers" also wrote hymns? Although he didn't use an organ or musical instruments during worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon had an undeniable love of singing Psalms and Christian hymns. But what balance did Spurgeon strike between the use of hymns and the singing of Psalms? And what hymns did he actually write? In this post,...

Can You Have Too Much Spurgeon?

Sep 26 Can you ever have too much Charles Spurgeon? Drake Osborn, a Spurgeon scholar, shares his experience working in the Spurgeon Library.

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.