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Eminent Christians: Isaac Watts

Coming in at #11 on Dr. Haykin’s Eminent Christians list is “the Father of English Hymnody,” Isaac Watts. Dr. Haykin notes: Pick almost any recent hymnal, look in the index that lists the authors of the hymns, and the name “Isaac Watts” will usually have a long list of hymns beside it. During his life, […]

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Eminent Christians: St. Patrick

(I’m running a little behind here…) On St. Patrick’s day the Irish Christian historian Michael Haykin posted number 6 on his list of Emininent Christians, none other than the patron saint of the Irish, St. Patrick. Patrick was a missionary who faced strong opposition. Dr. Haykin notes bq. Patrick’s response to these dangers reveals the […]

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Eminent Christians: Andrew Fuller

Described by Charles Spurgeon as “the greatest theologian” of his century, Michael Haykin introduces Andrew Fuller as number 5 on his list of Eminent Christians. Fuller is less known today than the missionary whom he sent out, none other than William Carey. Beyond facilitating this great missionary’s endeavours, Andrew Fuller was a dedicated pastor. These […]

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Eminent Christians: Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Haykin continues his list of Eminent Christians with Martyn Lloyd-Jones at number 4. One of the things I’m learning through Dr. Haykin’s postings is how little I know. I remember being intimidated by Lloyd-Jones’ eight-volume tome on Ephesians while in Bible College. Now when I -have- +take+ less time to read, I find myself […]

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Eminent Christians: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley is number 3 on Michael Haykin’s list of Eminent Christians. In a day when most churches sang hymns, Charles Wesley’s name would have been immediately recognized. I wonder how many Christians today could name this author of over 6,000 hymns, including such enduring classics as “And Can It Be”, “Christ the Lord is […]

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Eminent Christians: Fanny Crosby

Number 2 on Michael Haykin’s Eminent Christians list is Fanny Crosby. bq. Through such well-known hymns as “Blessed Assurance”, “To God be the glory”, “Jesus, keep me near the cross” and “All the way my Saviour leads me,” Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915) has had a profound influence on American Evangelicalism.

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Eminent Christians: William Carey

A short while ago a list of “The 50 Most Influential Christians in America” was released. Several have blogged about their opinions on the list and about who did and didn’t belong. I’m thrilled to see that Michael Haykin is taking it a step further. He’s blogging a list of Eminent Christians from church history. […]

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