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‘But he abides, and his influence abides’ – Honouring William Borden

‘But he abides, and his influence abides’ – Honouring William Borden

Kevin Belmonte

He entered heaven’s gates at twenty–five, before he journeyed to the mission field in China that he intended for his life’s work; yet his name was one known, and mourned, around the world. This points to something rare, and inspiring, in the annals of Christian history. His place in the hearts of those who knew him sprang not from any thought of what might have been, but rather, and tellingly, from who he had been.

So, to mark his birthday on 1 November, we look to the life of William Borden.

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Why It Has Taken Us 18 Years to Publish This Book

Why It Has Taken Us 18 Years to Publish This Book

Willie MacKenzie

I had been with Christian Focus Publications for a year or two when I pulled into the leafy campus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts in late Autumn 2002. Coming from the Highlands of Scotland I was something of an innocent when it came to understanding the intricacies of the different tribes of US Evangelicalism. I knew what CFP stood for but was in the process of discovering where we fitted.

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Did John Calvin murder Michael Servetus?

Did John Calvin murder Michael Servetus?

Jonathan Moorhead

“Did John Calvin murder Michael Servetus?” Questions like this swirl around Calvin’s involvement in the trial, judgment, and execution of Servetus in 1553.
Unlike other trials, the case of Calvin and Servetus is compounded by the often–emotional topic of Calvinism. As a hero or villain in church history, one is likely to read the evidence tainted by a desire to defend or vilify Calvin.

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How to Battle Burnout

How to Battle Burnout

Justin O. Huffman

A dear friend of mine—whom my kids call Uncle James—is a missionary in Vietnam. When I first met James, he was on furlough in the States, visiting his aging mother. How did he spend his time while on furlough? He bunked at a nearby homeless shelter, living among the inner–city homeless in order to share the gospel with them. In fact that’s where I met James: serving him breakfast at the homeless shelter.

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