A. J. Gordon Heritage Project

A. J. Gordon Heritage Project

"Christ calms the heart now, but only when He comes in glory will He calm the sea."
—A. J. Gordon


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Books, Hymns and Sermons of A. J. Gordon
A. J. Gordon Articles in "The Watchword"
Letters of A. J. Gordon



Adoniram Judson Gordon 1836–1895

A. J. Gordon was born in tiny New Hampton, New Hampshire on April 19, 1836 to devout Christian parents. At about 15 years of age, Adoniram had a conversion experience and was baptized in his father's mill stream. One year later, he openly confessed in a church meeting his desire and determination to prepare for Christian ministry.


In 1856, at age 20, he entered Brown University as a Classics major, where he met his future wife, Maria Hale. In 1860 he entered the Newton Theological Institution. Upon graduation in 1863, he accepted a call to become pastor of the Jamaica Plain Baptist Church, near Boston. In this time frame, he also married Maria Hale. After six successful years there, he accepted the pastorate of the Clarendon Street Baptist Church in Boston, the church where his ministry would have its broad impact.


Dr. Gordon remained pastor of Clarendon Street Church for more than a quarter of a century. He wrote many books, including: In Christ, The Two-Fold Life, The Ministry of the Spirit, How Christ Came to Church, and many others. He set Monday mornings aside to publishing his own monthly, the Watchword, and focused on devotional enrichment. He saw the church completely transformed into one of the most spiritual and aggressive churches in America with an unsurpassed effort in missions.

A. J. Gordon poured his heart and energy into the work of foreign missions. He traveled, preached, wrote, and served with the passion of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide. In 1889, he founded Gordon College in Boston, Massachusetts, as a missionary training institute. 

He continued as minister of the Clarendon Street Church until his death, due to influenza and bronchitis, on the morning of February 2, 1895, with "victory" as the last clearly audible word on his lips.


HOME TO A LEGACY
Many of A. J. Gordon's original works are available in the archives of the Jenks Library at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. For more information contact:

Martha Crain
College Archivist

p: 978.867.4416

Events Calendar

10.20.2014
GOD, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE GOOD SOCIETY IN ASIA TODAY

10.20.2014
CHAPEL: REV. JOHN SOMMERVILLE

10.22.2014
CHAPEL: NANCY ORTBERG

10.23.2014
INAUGURAL MALCOLM REID LECTURE: OLIVER O'DONOVAN

10.24.2014
ARABELLA STRING QUARTET
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10.27.2014
CHAPEL: REV. TOM HAUGEN

10.29.2014
EVENING CHAPEL

10.31.2014
STUDENT LIFE CONVOCATION

11.02.2014
GORDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
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11.05.2014
CHAPEL: REV. STEPHAN BAUMAN

11.05.2014
HERRMANN LECTURES - NOV 5: THE LION ROARS: CREATION AND BIOLOGY

11.06.2014
HERRMANN LECTURES: THE FARMER SOWS: BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE

11.07.2014
HERRMANN LECTURES - NOV 7: THE CREATION GROANS: BIOLOGY AND THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING

11.07.2014
BOBBY THORP, TRUMPET, DON LUCAS, TROMBONE AND HARAM KIM, PIANO
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11.08.2014
TENTH AVENUE NORTH CONCERT AT GORDON COLLEGE

11.13.2014
ELEANOR STUMP SPEAKING AT GORDON COLLEGE

11.16.2014
COMMUNITY OF SONG

11.20.2014
FALL CONCERT: JAZZ ENSEMBLE
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11.21.2014
CONVOCATION: KAYE COLE JAMES

12.01.2014
REDEDICATION OF THE GREGORY AUDITORIUM WITH DR. ERIC GREGORY

12.02.2014
PETER BERGER SPEAKING, THE CHALLENGE OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM

12.05.2014
CONVOCATION: VICTOR BOUTROS

12.05.2014
CHRISTMAS GALA
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12.06.2014
CHRISTMAS GALA
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12.13.2014
CEC PRESENT WINTER BALL

01.16.2015
SUSAN KIM, VIOLIN, JESSICA MODAFF, PIANO AND COURTNEY HUFFMAN, SOPRANO
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02.06.2015
ALINA POLYAKOV, PIANO, IS JOINED BY 3 MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY
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02.20.2015
ROBERT BLOCKER, PIANO
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02.26.2015
SINDISO MNISI WEEKS | THE ANNUAL FRANZ LECTURE

02.28.2015
WINTER CONCERT: WIND ENSEMBLE
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03.28.2015
SARITA KWOK, VIOLIN, WEI-YI YANG, PIANO
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04.24.2015
KATHERINE WHYTE, SOPRANO WITH JAMIE HILLMAN, PIANO
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04.26.2015
SPRING CONCERT: GORDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

05.02.2015
VOICES OF SPRING

05.03.2015
SPRING POPS CONCERT



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A. J. Gordon 175th Birthday Booklet (PDF)
Booklet includes themes and schedules for A. J. Gordon's 175th Birthday Year