Post Tagged as ‘Church History’

Thomas Scott’s Appeal for Missionary Action at the First Anniversary of the CMS

Thomas Scott was the first secretary of the Church Missionary Society and one of its founding members. When the CMS celebrated its first anniversary on May 26, 1801, Thomas Scott was one of several men who addressed the members of the society that day. I have given an excerpt of that sermon below. The reader will be struck with Scott’s sense of urgency, a sense of urgency that characterized most evangelical missionary endeavors in the 18th and 19th centuries. The reader should also note Scott’s belief that cooperation among Christians would allow for a greater gospel influence in the world. Finally, […]

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Thomas Scott on Thankfulness

This post is the first of what will likely be many posts related to the life and thought of Thomas Scott (1747-1821). Thomas Scott was an evangelical, Anglican minister who was famous for producing a 6 volume commentary on the Bible and for being the first secretary of the Church Missionary Society (which was founded in 1799). Scott’s writings are largely unknown today, but the reader will find them highly practical and often very insightful. Below, I have provided a sample from Scott’s Theological Works which I thought was convicting. This selection was part of the preface to a thanksgiving […]

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Doing Scholarship for the Regular Guy

Introduction: Let me start by saying that I am not against scholarship. In fact, I myself am currently engaged in scholarly activity as a Ph.D. student studying Church History. I serve alongside a pastor who will graduate this December with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies.  I read scholarly books and journals. I am a member of a scholarly society (Evangelical Theological Society), and I am in the process of composing a scholarly dissertation. I like libraries and old books to boot. I say all this so that the reader might recognize that what I am saying in this brief post is […]

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