Dr Sinclair Ferguson gave the 2017 Annual Lecture in Scottish Church History and Theology this afternoon in a very well attended Presbytery Hall. His address, entitled “Unknown and Yet Well Known” was an account and analysis of the ministry of Scottish missionary and preacher, William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868).
After a brief biographical sketch, Dr Ferguson went on to explore Burns as a missionary to China and as a preacher. Describing the extraordinary events which accompanied Chalmers Burns’ ministry, most notably in Dundee and Kilsyth, where revival broke out, Dr Ferguson examined several areas in which today’s students might revisit the balance between expository preaching and its necessary application.
While this annual lecture is designed to highlight the role of ETS in promoting the study of Scottish Church History and Theology at undergraduate level, it is also part of our promotion of the Postgraduate Taught Masters in Scottish Church History and Theology.
A recording of the address can be found below (apologies for some camera issues)