Below is a list of links to resources that I've developed to encourage Christians with the stories and ideas of some of the greatest heroes of the Christian faith. A few of the links will bring you to articles on this blog, but most will lead you to PDF files I developed for an evening service sermon series in my church. If you would like to hear the sermons I preached on those heroes, you can click on the sidebar link for podcasts of my sermons.
Peter & Mark
James the Just, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus
Thomas and the Eastern Apostles
John, Andrew, and Philip
Minor Heroes of the New Testament
Ignatius of Antioch
Polycarp of Smyrna
Antony & the Desert Fathers/Mothers
Lessons from the Life of Antony
Nikolaus of Myra (St. Nicholas)
Gregory of Nazianzus
Gregory of Nyssa
Cyril of Alexandria & the Coptic Church
Babai, Timothy, and the Church of the East
Medieval Missionaries: Patrick, Martin, and Boniface
Columba & the Celtic Missionaries
Cyril & Methodius
Bernard of Clairvaux
Francis & Clare
Julian of Norwich & Catherine of Siena
Early Reform Movements & The Imitation of Christ
John Calvin & the Swiss Reformation
Bartolome de las Casas
Thomas Cranmer & the English Reformation
John Knox & the Scottish Reformation
Ignatius of Loyola & Francis Xavier
John of the Cross & Teresa of Avila
Lancelot Andrewes & the KJV
The Mayflower Pilgrims
Zinzendorf and the Moravians
John Wesley & George Whitefield
Lessons from the Life of William Wilberforce
Adoniram Judson's Missionary Legacy (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4)
* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.
- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.
- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.
- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.