Midwestern Seminary Faculty Contribute to ’24 Hours With Charles Spurgeon’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — Evangelicals from across the globe, including faculty and students from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), partnered together on May 8-9 with Spurgeon’s College in London via a digital age event called “24 Hours with Charles Spurgeon.”

During the event, participants from the U.K., the United States, New Zealand, and Australia took turns reading selections from the venerable Victorian preacher’s sermons, letters and other works via Zoom and then provided insight into those works to benefit today’s listeners. Each had 30 minutes’ time to contribute.

Spurgeon College principal Philip McCormack said, “While Spurgeon’s writings were the initial focus, we wanted each reader to focus upon the biblical principles that Spurgeon had been speaking on and offer a contemporary application, especially in the context of a global pandemic.”

A group of six faculty members and students from MBTS took part in the event, reading messages from The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon series — which features 400 of Spurgeon’s earliest sermons, written from 1851-1854 during his first pastorate at Waterbeach, near Cambridge, in England.

Jason Duesing, MBTS provost and general editor of the Lost Sermons, said, “These sermons are more than the early ‘trial-runs’ of a young preacher. Yes, Spurgeon was 16-19 years old at the time, but even then, his God-given gifts of genius and zeal were on display.”

B&H Academic began releasing the multi-volume series in 2017 and currently has three volumes in print. Work is underway and progressing on volumes 4-7, with Volume 4 due out in November.

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Source: Baptist Press