Fanny Crosby, blind, phenomenal memory! 19thC writer of 8000 gospel songs (3000 published). Goal: to win a million souls for Christ. Famous and poor (find out why). Adored by average Americans, loved by 5 presidents. Rescue mission ministry. I see tears in my student’s eyes when we talk about this amazing woman. Wrote Blessed Assurance, To God be the Glory.
Has the time for symbols passed? Some prominent evangelicals today and in the past think so. Let’s explore this question.