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Francis Kyle
Francis Kyle

Uncommon Christian Ministries exists to expose—by word and deed—those yet outside of the faith to uncommon (biblical) Christianity. And to help common Christians flee spiritual immaturity and mediocrity and seek to become uncommon or mature, growing Christians. "Let us go on to maturity" (Hebrews 6:1). "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

After the biblical models of the Lord Jesus Christ and the early apostles, the historical model for the international ministry is James Brainerd Taylor (1801–1829), the recently rediscovered Lawrenceville School, Princeton University and Yale Seminary-trained evangelist, cousin of famed Protestant missionary David Brainerd (1718–1747) and third generation admirer of pastor-theologian and Brainerd biographer Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758).

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James Brainerd Taylor
James Brainerd Taylor
1801–1829

"I pray you to be uncommon Christians; that is, be eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians."
James Brainerd Taylor

Other quotes from James Brainerd Taylor.

Also, quotes about James Brainerd Taylor.

"I have found that I have no unusual endowments of intellect, but I this day resolved that I would be an uncommon Christian."
David Livingstone (1813–1873), Scottish missionary-explorer to Africa

"Resolve this day, that, God helping you, you will not be a common, but what James Brainerd Taylor called an 'uncommon' Christian; not a dwarf, but a growing Christian."
Familiar Letters to You, A Young Convert. From Your Pastor (1864)

An Uncommon Christian
Book 1
Read here what over 20 international evangelists, pastors, church historians, Harvard and Princeton and Yale campus ministers, college and seminary principals and others are saying about An Uncommon Christian: James Brainerd Taylor, Forgotten Evangelist In America's Second Great Awakening. In U.S., Canada and overseas, buy here.
Of Intense Brightness
Book 2
Read here what over 15 university students, authors and professors on evangelical Protestant spirituality and others from around the world are saying about Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor. In U.S., Canada and overseas, buy here.
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