“Immanuel” — a poem by Charles Spurgeon

February 16, 2013

Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Public domain image from Wikimedia.Two posts on the blog All Things Expounded, on the subject Poets and Theologians (part 1 | part 2), tipped me off that Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), the great nineteenth-century British “Prince of Preachers”, wrote a few poems and hymns, including a beautiful communion hymn.  i love reading Spurgeon’s books and sermons, which are full of joy in Christ despite the immense hardships he faced.  Spurgeon wrote the following poem, titled Immanuel (meaning, “God with us”; see Matthew 1:23), when he was 18.  It appears in volume one of his Autobiography. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekend Web Watch 29 December 2012

December 29, 2012

This is the first post of 2012 (yes, i know…), and also the first in a new feature on this blog.  The intention is that it be a Weekly Web Watch, but calling it Weekend Web Watch will probably turn out to be more accurate…  i follow a lot of different blogs and websites, and so here i plan to offer a round-up of recent findings around the Web which i have found significant, helpful, encouraging, challenging, or just plain quirky, as well as perhaps some older treasures.

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