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:

October 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

October 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...

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...

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...

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

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

Listen Samuel Adams (September 27 1722 – October 2, 1803), signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in October

Christian Living in October

Calendar Articles, Christian Living (Articles), 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...

Why We Fly the Christian Flag

Why We Fly the Christian Flag

Calendar Articles, Default Category, Social Theology

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...

The Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook

The Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook

American Christianity, Calendar Articles

Listen On April 19, 1813, Dr. Benjamin Rush — one of America’s Founding Fathers — passed into eternity at the age of sixty-seven. Along with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush was regarded as one of the three most important Founding Fathers of America.[1] Though secularists incorrectly take advantage of Benjamin Franklin’s and Thomas Jefferson’s...Read more... Read more...

George Read

George Read

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

Listen George Read (September 18, 1733 – September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator...Read more... Read more...

Abraham Clark

Abraham Clark

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

Listen Abraham Clark (February 15, 1726 – September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from March 4, 1791, until his death in...Read more... Read more...

The Godless Constitution?

The Godless Constitution?

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category, Social Theology

Listen Since the 1940s, Christians in America have been waging polemical warfare against usurpationists and their claims of a godless Constitution. In 1996, Cornell University professors Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore published a joint work titled, The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness (W. W. Horton). The title of the work was an apt description of...Read more... Read more...

Francis Scott Key–The Christian Patriot

Francis Scott Key–The Christian Patriot

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, History of Hymns, July Articles

Listen Where we live is not determined by what is around us, but by what is within us. The Psalmist re­flected upon God’s goodness to his life and offered the Lord the praise that was due him. In verse seven, the Psalmist begins to recount the Lord’s goodness to the Israelites through their deliverance from Egypt. In verse thirteen, he notes the fact that the Israelites...Read more... Read more...

Congress “Purchases” and Endorses the Bible

Congress “Purchases” and Endorses the Bible

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, November Articles, The Bible

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...

Sunday School Preserves American Republic

Sunday School Preserves American Republic

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Religious Training and Instruction

Listen Following the American Revolution, spiritual and moral life in the new nation plummeted. Pastors or lay leaders of local churches often led the Minute Men and were on the frontline of the American Revolution. Given the fact that American Christian leaders were compelled by their biblical convictions to oppose King George III in the Revolution, the Church in America experienced a...Read more... Read more...