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:

Christianizing Halloween and Hallowmas

Christianizing Halloween and Hallowmas

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Christian Morality, Default Category, October Articles

Listen One of the great challenges presented to every generation of Christians is the Christianizing of their respective generations. Sinister forces are constantly at work, seeking to scar and mar the cultural advantages and progress that are the results of biblical Christianity. Supreme Court Justice, David Brewer, understood this fact when he penned his book, The United States a...Read more... Read more...

The Lutheran Reformation

The Lutheran Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Christian Living, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

Listen During the lives of the Apostles of Christ, the early Christian Church entertained principles and practices which compromised the truth of the Gospel. As the Church matured, it relied upon human efforts to secure salvation. Such good efforts began to supplant salvation by faith. In the early part of the sixteenth century, Martin Luther rediscovered what Scripture had taught all...Read more... Read more...

Locusts, Jefferson, and Me—Living with a Promise

Locusts, Jefferson, and Me—Living with a Promise

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Remembering the Apostles Jude and Simon

Remembering the Apostles Jude and Simon

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Lives of the Apostles, October Articles

Listen As the Apostles bore testimony to their faith in their Lord Jesus Christ through martyrdom, the Early Church began to observe days of remembrance for their ministries. Unfortunately, the Christian Church began to practice hagiolatry or the worship of the saints. Pagan ideas of prayer being offered to and for the dead began to be practiced among Christians. Though Christians...Read more... Read more...

Persecution of the Early Christian Church

Persecution of the Early Christian Church

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, Persecutions in church history, World History

Listen Before 250, persecution of Christians was mainly sporadic and local rather than the result of a well-defined policy of the Roman government. After this date, however, persecutions of Christians by government became widespread and violent. In spite of such severe opposition, the Church continued to grow until the time of Constantine when Christianity became one of the tolerated...Read more... Read more...

October 26, 1781: Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

October 26, 1781: Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

American Christianity, October 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...

Elias Boudinot: Building America on Christ

Elias Boudinot: Building America on Christ

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category

Listen While it is not true that Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, started the Thanksgiving tradition in America, it is true that he did initiate the practice of presidential proclamations that traditionally accompany the American Thanksgiving season and which provides “an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining, with one voice, in returning to Almighty God...Read more... Read more...

William Paca

William Paca

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

Listen William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United States federal...Read more... Read more...

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

American Christianity, Post Series Category

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...

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall

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

Listen Lyman Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after...Read more... Read more...

October 18, 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

October 18, 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

American Christianity, October Articles

Listen Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us...Read more... Read more...

William Hooper

William Hooper

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

Listen William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John...Read more... Read more...

The Swiss Reformation

The Swiss Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

Listen * Swiss Reformation * by Dr. Stephen Flick The cry for reform in the Western Church of Christianity preceded Martin Luther by centuries. Abuses and non-Christian practices crept into the Church and continued until the rise of the Protestant Reformation. Following the example of Luther in Germany, Huldreich Zwingli and John Calvin led the reform efforts in Switzerland. Like the...Read more... Read more...

October 11, 1782: Congress Recognizes Duty to God

October 11, 1782: Congress Recognizes Duty to God

American Christianity, October 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...

Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton

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

Listen Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, a planter, and a representative of...Read more... Read more...

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

April Articles, Calendar Articles, Christian Biography, Default Category, March Articles, Methodist churches

Listen October 9, 1958 Rev. George Bennard passes away Toward the end of the twentieth century, song leaders, when soliciting requests for favorite songs from the congregation, would often receive at least one request for “The Old Rugged Cross.” Written by George Bennard in 1913, this gospel hymn has proven to be a sentimental favorite of Christians and unsaved alike. Like many other...Read more... Read more...

John Hancock

John Hancock

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

Listen October 8, 1793 John Hancock, first to sign Declaration of Independence, passed away John Hancock (January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution and was the son and grandson of Christian...Read more... Read more...

D. L. Moody’s Lost Opportunity

D. L. Moody’s Lost Opportunity

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Devotional Literature

Listen October 8-10, 1871 Great Chicago Fire God’s gifts of mercy are packaged in the “todays” of our lives. On Sunday night, October 8, 1871, the well-known evangelist, D. L. Moody, preached to the largest congregation that he had yet addressed in Chicago. His text that evening was, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” (taken from Matthew chapter 27...Read more... Read more...

Thomas Stone

Thomas Stone

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

Listen Thomas Stone (1743 – October 5, 1787) was an American planter who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as President of Congress for a short time in...Read more... Read more...

Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, October Articles

Listen Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us...Read more... Read more...