Matthew Henry, Bible Commentator - his Life,Works and Times.
Most know Matthew Henry as one of the most practical commentators of the Bible. Yet little is known of his life, times in which he lived and in the other works that flowed from his pen. Dr. Needham examines this extraordinary man.
The Emerging Church
The Emerging Church Movement is a controversial movement having a big impact on the evangelical world of today. Dr Needham examines the origins of the movement, the big idea behind it and the men who are the main spokesmen for it.
Gnosticism and the New Age Movement
New Age movement of our day mimics the old herictical teaching of the Gnostics. Dr Needham looks at the both of these movements and looks at the truths adopted by both and their effect upon Christians today.
Charles Stuart of Dunearn – A Forgotten Baptist Hero
Dr. Charles Stuart of Dunearn in the County of Fife was a man famous in his own day. He exercised a great influence over Church life influencing Erskine, Chamber, Haldane brothers and others.
The Haldane Brothers - Robert and James
The Haldane Brothers, Robert and James are sometimes called the Wesley and Whitefield of Scotland. Effectively these two men are the “Fathers of the Baptists in Scotland” yet here in Scotland they are more or less forgotten.
The Puritans and the English Civil War
Here are two vibrant and colourful themes from English history, the Puritans and the Civil war. This is the first and only time in English history a successful military coup was carried out against the civilian government by its own army.
The Great Ejection of 1662
In the year 1662 the Church of England ejected over 2000 ministers were from their pulpits on St Bartholomew's Day. This action was a spiritual watershed. Dr. Needham opens the history of the Puritans in a practical and relevant way.
“Flame of Revival” Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians
Count Von Zinzendorf is best known for his hymns, especially the hymn “Jesus Thy blood and righteous My beauty are, my glorious dress;” He lived a full life to the glory of God helping to set up the Moravian movement.
The Reformation – A Crash Course
The Reformation was a Europe wide spiritual and theological movement in the 16th century. Its aim was to call the Church of that day back to a purer spirituality, reflecting the purity of the New Testament.
Early Church History – A Crash Course
Many have the notion that Church History is a waste of time. But this is not the case. Dr Needham encourages us to read Church History as it is all about our community. lecture covers, in broad strokes, the first 400 to 500 years.
The Life and Works of Bishop J. C. Ryle (1816 to 1900)
Most Christians in the English-speaking world know J.C. Ryle's writings yet few know much about his life. He was a preacher, expositor of God's word, great in winning souls to God, and a writer of gospel tracts.
The Value of Church History or why we should study Church History
Church History is the life story of the Saviour's Church and the community in which the Christian lives. Dr Needham teaches that Church History is essential and is not an optional extra to the Christian life.
Isaac Watts – His Life and Work (1674 to 1748)
When a man is the author of over six-hundred hymns, and when these hymns include "O God our help in ages past," I think he is rightly called, "The father of English hymn-writing". He was a popular pastor and educator of children.
Goldenmouth – Life and Times of John Chrysostom (344 to 407)
John Chrysostom was an Ascetic, Preacher and Bishop. He was one of the most glorious preachers of the early Church with a popular following among ordinary people. But he also made dangerous enemies among the rich and powerful.