Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The Prince of Preachers
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892) was a prominent Baptist preacher and theologian from England, known for his compelling sermons, extensive writings, and impactful ministry. Born in Kelvedon, Essex, he became a Christian at the age of 15 and quickly entered the ministry, showing an extraordinary gift for preaching that drew large crowds. By the age of 22, he had become the pastor of London’s famed New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) where he would preach to thousands weekly for nearly four decades.
Spurgeon’s influence extended well beyond the pulpit; he founded over 60 parachurch organizations and ministries, including a pastors’ college, an orphanage, and a number of charities. His sermons were widely published and remain read to this day, making him one of history’s most published authors. Known as the “Prince of Preachers,” Spurgeon’s theology was rooted in the Reformed tradition, and he was a staunch defender of the inerrancy of the Bible. His enduring legacy continues to shape evangelical thought, and his works are still widely read and referenced in theological studies.
The Prince of Preachers on the Doctrines of Grace: 97 CH Spurgeon Quotes about Calvinism
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Resources on Spurgeon
Spurgeon the Pastor: An Interview with Geoff Chang, curator of the Spurgeon Library.
In this conversation we’ll talk about how Chang became academically interested in Spurgeon, the purpose of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern, what Spurgeon was like as a pastor of a local church, and why he was able to avoid the pitfalls of being a celebrity pastor of a large church.
Spurgeon and the Five Solas of the Reformation
Spurgeon was not ashamed to be called a Calvinist and was distinctly Reformed in his preaching and teaching. His teaching reflected his steadfast belief in the “Five Solas” of the Reformation.
Spurgeon on the Doctrines of Grace
CH Spurgeon enthusiastically proclaimed the core teachings of Calvinism, and the Doctrines of Grace feature heavily in his sermons and written works.
Spurgeon’s Love Story
On this episode of the podcast, Dr. Ray Rhodes, Jr. returns to the podcast to talk about his book, Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.
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