My Visit to the Old Church of F.W. Boreham

Posted by Ravi Zacharias on March 1, 2017
Topic: Blog

RZIM-Ravi_Boreham_photo-20One of the great thrills of my life: to visit the old church of F.W. Boreham in New Zealand this week. Mosgiel is on the outskirts of Dunedin. Boreham pastored here from about 1894 to 1906. He led the congregation for twelve years before heading to pastorates in Tasmania and Melbourne, Australia. “The three elect ladies” as he called those churches in a fitting tribute. This was his pulpit in Mosgiel. 

In a small town of about a thousand when he arrived, he must have led hundreds to Jesus. In my opinion, he’s the most prolific and inspiring Christian essayist of the early twentieth century. These are the kinds of blessings that draw me closer to the Lord. He has given me dreams fulfilled beyond anything I deserve.

Thank you, Lord, for the life and pen of F.W. Boreham. A goldmine of life-changing thoughts. Stories, themes, phrases, and sentences that one could spend a lifetime enjoying. They are eternal treasures. One book was rightly titled “A Bunch of Everlastings.” That was his pen at work.

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