Preacher: Ian Maddock | Series: Dead Guys You Should Know | John Wesley (28 June 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism.
Preacher: Rachel Ciano | Series: Dead Guys You Should Know | Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I.
During Cranmer's tenure as Archbishop of Canterbury, he was responsible for establishing the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the reformed Church of England.
Preacher: Rachel Ciano | Series: Dead Guys You Should Know | More than sixteen hundred years since his conversion, Augustine towers over Western history as one of the most important people outside of the Bible. Augustine’s teachings — God is Trinitarian and holy, people are evil by the choice of their own free will and born with a sinful nature, and people can only be saved by grace from God that is granted because he predestined them.
Preacher: Stuart Coulton | Series: Dead Guys You Should Know | Athanasius was a bishop who was deeply loved by the people he was pastoral responsible for. He was a champion of holding on to right theology in the 4th century. He battled with the heresy of Arianism, the teaching that Jesus isn't eternal, that at some point in history past he was created by God. Athanasius stood firm on the biblical teaching of the eternal nature of Jesus and suffered dearly for it. Stuart shares both religious and the political background that surround this great defender of the faith.