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China’s Reforming Churches

Christ the Center · December 19th, 2014 · No Responses

Dr. Bruce Baugus speaks about the history and current state of missions in China with a focus on Reformed ecclesiology. China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom, edited by Dr. Baugus, is a collection of essays from a recent conference held concerning the growing Reformed churches of China. Dr. Baugus is […]

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George Howe

George Howe, 1802-1883

Travel in the nineteenth century could be dangerous whether it was by train, ship, bicycle, or horse. Trains sometimes ran off the rails and crashed or collided with other trains, ocean-going vessels ran aground or sank in storms, and the skittishness of some horses led to fallen riders and bolting teams pulling carriages of passengers […]

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G. B. Strickler

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