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John Stott: A Leader and a Statesman

Photo © InterVasity Christian Fellowship I first met John Stott when I was a student in Oxford University in 1975 when he came to speak at three consecutive evangelistic meetings …

10 June 2021

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John Stott at 100

I’ve got a confession to make: before I joined IVP, I’d only read the one John Stott book, his classic The Cross of Christ, which I picked up on a …

27 April 2021


The Ultimate Purpose of Our Lives

Photo © Keswick Ministries For nearly 150 years, in a small town in the heart of the English Lake District, thousands of Christians have gathered every summer to listen to …

19 April 2021

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John Stott on Devotion

On the day John Stott died, I was at a youth conference. Opposite me at the table in the speakers’ lounge sat a nineteen-year-old man. He hadn’t heard the news. …

18 April 2021

John Stott with Scholar

Melba Maggay on John Stott: A Life and Work of Equal Worth

The first time I saw John Stott, he was doing a series of Bible expositions for pastors and the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship here in the Philippines. It was …

17 April 2021


Miles Away: The Hookses with Uncle John

The following is a reflection from Todd Shy who served as a study assistant to John Stott from 1988 to 1992. First posted at On the five-hour drive from …

16 April 2021


True Leadership

Photo © Kieran Dodds This year the global Church celebrates the birth centenary of one its greatest twentieth-century leaders, John Stott (1921-2011). Although I heard him as a speaker and …

01 April 2021

The Head and Heart of the Lausanne Movement

Photo: Lausanne Young Leaders conference Singapore 1987 © Lausanne Movement The two leaders with whom the Lausanne Movement is most closely associated are Billy Graham and John Stott. Billy was …

26 March 2021

Rico Tice: Lessons from John Stott

I joined the staff at All Souls, Langham Place, on 15 August 1994, and so had the privilege of getting to know Uncle John as a colleague and friend from …

12 March 2021

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John Stott, A Rocha and Creation Care

I first met John Stott when, as a small boy in Bangalore, India, I was instructed to be on best behaviour because a famous preacher was visiting. My main memory …

01 March 2021