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Alistair Begg: Spurgeon and proper Christian patriotism


The podcast has been on hiatus because life got complicated and priorities changed. But I wanted to post this interview with Alistair Begg, senior pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and leader of the expositional teaching ministry Truth for Life.

An editor friend asked me to interview Dr. Begg for an article about the new Spurgeon Study Bible, which he edited, and our conversation touched on several interesting topics about 19th-century British pastor and preacher Charles Spurgeon:

  • What we can learn from Spurgeon about proper Christian patriotism
  • Spurgeon’s impact on Protestant theology and preaching
  • His relevance to Christians in the 21st century
  • How Spurgeon’s preaching always touched on the Gospel’s implications for daily life
  • How Spurgeon might position himself in today’s discussions about Calvinism and evangelicalism

The interview wasn’t pursued as a podcast, so the format of what you are about to hear is different than usual. The audio has been edited for length and relevance. I hope you find Dr. Begg’s comments as interesting and helpful as I did.

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