Dr. Stephen Flick

Dr. Stephen Flick

Stephen Flick heads Christian Heritage Fellowship, a national organization dedicated to reclaiming America’s Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Concerned with the cultural decay of America, Dr. Flick has sought to provide answers to fellow Christians (and unbelievers) concerning the questions and objections to Christianity often posed by secularists and the irreligious. Dr. Flick is a writer and speaker and has authored numerous articles and books on America’s Christian heritage. He earned his Ph.D. from Drew University in history and Christian theology and has taught at the graduate level as full professor. He has been a licensed minster for nearly forty years and resides in East Tennessee with his wife, Beth. They have two grown, married children and five grandchildren.

Posts by Dr. Stephen Flick:

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, November Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat. He is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington,...Read more... Read more...

Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

Annual Schedule, April Articles, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, December Articles, Jesus Christ, March Articles, Salvation & Grace

Listen The doctrine of one suffering in the place of another for the forgiveness of sin (vicarious atonement) is one, generally speaking, that has been dismissed from the mind of the American Christian and remains a matter of ridicule for the secularist. Throughout the twentieth century, a sustained attack was waged against the teaching of the Bible concerning the doctrine of how one...Read more... Read more...

Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, December Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen December 1, 1797 Death of Oliver Wolcott, Signer of Declaration of Independence Oliver Wolcott (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut and the fourth Governor of...Read more... Read more...

William Whipple

William Whipple

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, November Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen William Whipple, Jr. (January 14, 1730 – November 28, 1785) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New...Read more... Read more...

Advent

Advent

Annual Schedule, Calendar Articles, November

Listen Join in this Christian tradition to prepare your heart for the celebration of the first Advent of Christ! Click to read the entire article… The Christian tradition of Advent is observed the four Sundays prior to Christmas–the last Sunday sometimes observed on Christmas. Its modern observance was given birth in a home for children in Germany, but you may wish to make it a...Read more... Read more...

Congress Celebrates Our Christian Heritage

Congress Celebrates Our Christian Heritage

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category

Listen In August of 1992, Democratic Representative from West Virginia, Mr. Nick Joe Rahall, placed a request before his colleagues in the House to set aside Thanksgiving week as a time to celebrate the Christian heritage of America. Tragically, Christians throughout America have failed to capitalize on what Congress did in 1992. Denominational leaders have failed to move the interests...Read more... Read more...

Founding Fathers Begin Bible Societies

Founding Fathers Begin Bible Societies

Calendar Articles, Christian Calendar, November Articles

Listen The week of Thanksgiving in America has been designated as National Bible Week. As is the case for nearly all national celebrations, the historical facts demonstrate that America’s origin was not secular but sacred—and National Bible Week is no exception to this rule. Click to read the entire article… Despite the fact that America was founded and maintained as a Christian...Read more... Read more...

President of Congress Starts Bible Society

President of Congress Starts Bible Society

American Christianity, Calendar Articles

Listen Thanksgiving week is National Bible Week in America. This annual observance was initiated by the American Bible Society, an organization formed by American Founding Fathers with Elias Boudinot, a former President of the Continental Congress, as its first president. Boudinot penned a letter to the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society on May 5, 1817. That letter is...Read more... Read more...

Ten Commandments Day

Ten Commandments Day

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, November

Listen November 17, 1980 Supreme Court removed Ten Commandments from classrooms On November 17, 1980, the Supreme Court of the United States (Stone v. Graham) ruled that a Kentucky statute requiring the posting of the Ten Commandments in the classrooms of public schools was unconstitutional. The Court ruled that this law violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment because...Read more... Read more...

National Bible Week: Bible Reading Interrupted

National Bible Week: Bible Reading Interrupted

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, December Articles, Default Category, November Articles, The Bible

Listen The reading of the Bible was abruptly interrupted over the NBC radio network in 1941 when world-changing events began to transpire. Seldom in the history of America was Scripture needed to comfort and bring hope as it was needed that day. Yet, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the significance of the beginning of National Bible Week is almost, for many Americans, a...Read more... Read more...

November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity, November Articles

Listen This post is part of the series: When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 16, 1776: First Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation March 20, 1779: Third Congressional...Read more... Read more...

Can a True American be a True Darwinist?

Can a True American be a True Darwinist?

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Concepts of God, Default Category

Listen At first glance, it may appear that a discussion concerning the foundation or origin of American government has nothing to do with the philosophy of Darwinian evolution. But, anyone who has study the impact of Darwinism on governments around the world does not so naively dismiss the influence and implications of Darwinism upon America’s historic foundation of government....Read more... Read more...

Choosing to Give Thanks

Choosing to Give Thanks

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Devotional Literature, November

Listen As military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to claim American lives, I am mindful that many in our great nation will observe the holidays in a much more somber spirit because of the sacrifices they and their families have made in the interest of our nation. Perhaps at no other time of the year is their loss sensed as deeply as it is during the holiday season. I am...Read more... Read more...

Christian Heritage Week

Christian Heritage Week

American Christianity, Annual Schedule, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, November, Social Theology

Listen Week of Thanksgiving Christian Heritage Week Throughout the latter portion of the twentieth century, liberal assaults against the America’s true Christian history has been denied and rejected. Pastors and church leaders should encourage their congregations to reclaim their American Christian heritage. Click to read the history behind the establishment of Christian Heritage Week....Read more... Read more...

Alvin York, Christian Hero

Alvin York, Christian Hero

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category, Social Theology

Listen October 8, 1918 Alvin York captured 132 German soldiers Every individual is buried in the shadow of his decisions. This fact was never more glaring to me than when I stood with some of my family members a number of years ago at the graveside of Alvin York, noted World War I veteran. I had learned that he had come to the difficult decision to leave his pacifistic scruples behind...Read more... Read more...

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, July Articles, November Articles

Listen November 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact was signed The Mayflower Compact was the first document of what would evolve into the republic of the United States. It should never be assumed, however, that the Pilgrim Fathers intended to break with the Old World. Rather, the Mayflower Compact demonstrates commitment to what the Pilgrims had known and believed. This fact has been aptly...Read more... Read more...

Gustavus Adolphus–Savior of the Reformation

Gustavus Adolphus–Savior of the Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History

Listen November 6, 1632 Battle of Lutzen No incident in modern history is more dramatic than the sudden appearance in Germany of the Protestant Swedish King, Gustavus Adolphus, and his little army during the critical days of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). It was this victorious crusade that saved Germany, and probably all of northern Europe, for Protestantism. When Gustavus...Read more... Read more...

America’s First Run-in With the Media

America’s First Run-in With the Media

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category

Listen America’s first run-in with the media did not occur at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but in its struggle against the tyranny of King George III, at the beginning of her national life. In recent years, the mainstream media (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc.) has been bent on defending liberal causes and defaming conservatives and the historical Christian moorings of...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in November

Christian Living in November

Calendar Articles, Christian Living (Articles), November, Social Theology

Listen The holidays of America and most of Western civilization are the result of Christian influence and origin.[1] As some of the most important holidays in America and throughout the world are celebrated at the end of the year, it is appropriate to rehearse the significance of their Christian beginnings. While secularists, atheists, agnostics, “free thinkers,” and other...Read more... Read more...

November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle

November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle

American Christianity, November Articles

Listen This post is part of the series: When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 16, 1776: First Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation March 20, 1779: Third Congressional...Read more... Read more...