Francis Asbury: American Saint (Book Review)

EVERY GENERATION PRODUCES a forgotten character that is foundational to the experience of later generations. Such was Francis Asbury (1744-1816). The great Methodist biographer, Abel Stephens, wrote, “No one man has done more for Christianity in the western...

The Real Saint Patrick

THE LEGEND OF SAINT PATRICK is just that––a legend. The name St. Patrick conjures up visions of elves, frisky leprechauns, banshees, three leaved clovers, and Guinness Beer. We start humming Celtic music, we remember the “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame, and...

David Livingstone, Mission and Empire

Ian Murray’s book, The Puritan Hope, references David Livingstone’s (1813-73) passion for Christ and his missionary zeal. I first read it thirty years ago. At the time I knew nothing about Livingstone except that Stanley found in the heart of Africa and...