NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS, The Pastoral Pilgrimage of Dr. F. W. Boreham

Dr. F. W. Boreham is regarded as one of the finest preachers and Christian essayists of all time. But these skills were developed to a world-class standard so that he could 'pastor' well those in his charge. Even when, in 1895, he commenced his first pastorate in a New Zealand town of just over a thousand people, he quickly recognized that a pastor's charge extended way beyond those in his Sunday congregation. He initially began adapting his sermons for an audience beyond his pews when he wrote a weekly column for the provincial newspaper, the Taieri Advocate. This led him to become a weekly contributor to the much larger, Otago Daily Times, then the Hobart Mercury, then the Literary Supplement of the Melbourne Age. All the while, these 'public sermons' were being polished and adapted for an international audience through the publication of his 55 books and dozens of booklets. While he attained international recognition and acclaim he continued till the day of his retirement at 85, to be a 'pastor'. This introductory documentary tells the story of that pilgrimage and the legacy he has left particularly for those today who are called to be a pastor.

  • NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS - Introducing The F.W. Boreham Story

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    Dr. F.W. Boreham is considered one of the greatest preachers and Christian essayists of all time. He was even honoured by a young Queen Elizabeth with an O.B.E. for Services to Preaching and Literature. His journey started in England (Part 1) and then to New Zealand (Part 2) and then to Hobart Ta...

  • NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS, The Pastoral Pilgrimage of Dr. F. W. Boreham

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    Dr. F. W. Boreham is regarded as one of the finest preachers and Christian essayists of all time. But these skills were developed to a world-class standard so that he could 'pastor' well those in his charge. Even when, in 1895, he commenced his first pastorate in a New Zealand town of just over a...

  • NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS, The Dr. F. W. Boreham Story, Episode 1, England

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    In this first episode, the F. W. Boreham begins in Tunbridge Wells, Kent (England). We are introduced to Frank as an avid learner with an enormously hungry imagination. Graduating from High School at the age of 14, Frank continued night school as he worked as a junior clerk at a brickworks. But i...

  • NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS, The Dr. F. W. Boreham Story, Episode 2, New Zealand

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    In Episode 2 of NAVIGATING STRANGE SEAS, The Dr. F. W. Boreham Story, we discover how F.W. Boreham began to learn how to develop the dual and complementary talents of preaching and writing. We learn how his mentor, J.J. Doke showed him how to preach as a pastor - not just of his congregation - bu...