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About the Author: Dr. Stephen Flick

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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 Christian Heritage Fellowship’s executive director and resides in East Tennessee with his wife, Beth. He spent 12 years as a Seminary professor and has been a licensed minister for more than thirty years, during which time he has served as pastor, revival and camp meeting evangelist, interim pastor, and other ministerial roles. He has authored numerous articles concerning America’s Christian heritage. Dr. Flick earned his Ph.D. from Drew University in theology and church history.

Posts by Dr. Stephen Flick:

George Taylor

George Taylor

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

Listen George Taylor (c. 1716 – February 23, 1781) was a Colonial ironmaster and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of...Read more... Read more...

Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge

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

Listen Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American politician and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina. The brief biographical sketch of his life presented below is taken from the nineteenth-century work, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Charles...Read more... Read more...

Washington Believed God Provided for America

Washington Believed God Provided for America

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category

Listen One of the surest means of refuting claims that America’s Founding Fathers were not Christian is the realization and proclamation of the fact that they believed God birthed America through His providence. They believe God orchestrated the independence of America, and the Father of our nation, George Washington, was among those who affirmed this Christian teaching.Since the...Read more... Read more...

William Ellery

William Ellery

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

Listen William Ellery (December 2, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, the Baptists consulted with Ellery and the Congregationalist Reverend Ezra Stiles on writing a charter for the college that became Brown...Read more... Read more...

Darwin Day

Darwin Day

Calendar Articles, Concepts of God, Default Category, February Articles

Listen Darwin Day was instituted by the admirers of Charles Darwin as a memorial of Darwin’s birth, February 12, 1809, and a celebration of his efforts[1] in science. The work which has most characterized the life of Darwin was his book, Origin of Species, published in 1859. Since Darwin’s death on April 19, 1882 at the age of 73, sporadic efforts have been made to remember...Read more... Read more...

Thirteenth Amendment Sermon in United States Capitol

Thirteenth Amendment Sermon in United States Capitol

American Christianity, Calendar Articles

Listen The Republican Party arose to champion the cause of the abolition of slavery, and to punctuate the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment by the Congress, a former slave was invited to deliver a sermon at the church in the Capitol. The details surrounding this event and the sermon he delivered are presented below. Click to read the entire article… February 12, 1865 Thirteenth...Read more... Read more...

The Origin of Arminian Theology

The Origin of Arminian Theology

Arminianism, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches

Listen February 7, 1604 James Arminius began to lecture on predestination Under Martin Luther and John Calvin, theology moved away from Pelagianism, or the belief that man was solely responsible for his spiritual direction. In its place, Luther and Calvin suggested that determinism (or pagan fatalism) was the most appropriate description of how God relates to the world. That is, the...Read more... Read more...

The Christian Origin of William and Mary

The Christian Origin of William and Mary

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Witness

Listen Despite secular takeovers, the most prestigious academic institutions in America and around the world owe their origin to Christianity—including all of America’s Ivy League schools! Click to read the entire article… February 8, 1693 Grant of Royal Charter Like ungrateful children, millions of Americans enjoy the blessings which a Christian culture has bestowed upon them...Read more... Read more...

John Wesley on the Sabbath

John Wesley on the Sabbath

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, Sunday

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...

George Walton

George Walton

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

Listen George Walton (1749 – February 2, 1804) signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia and also served as the second Chief Executive of that...Read more... Read more...

The Christian Week and Sabbath

The Christian Week and Sabbath

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Experience, Practice & Life, Methodist churches, Sunday

Listen Daniel Whedon was one of the most distinguished Methodist scholars and churchman of nineteenth-century American Methodism. His interest in the subject of the Lord’s Day should be no surprise to the reader given the fact that the subject occupied an important place in Methodist doctrine and practice, but it also was one of great importance to the spiritual life of America...Read more... Read more...

Harry Hosier: Preacher Gives Indiana Its Nickname

Harry Hosier: Preacher Gives Indiana Its Nickname

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category

Listen February Black History Month In America, both the white and black communities have lost a sense of the influence that the Christian faith has exercised upon each respective community. Unable to recount pivotal historical details concerning the formative influence of Christianity upon America, the fraudulent claims of secularism and irreligion appear most plausible to the un- or...Read more... Read more...

Sunday Worship or the Lord’s Day in the Early Christianity

Sunday Worship or the Lord’s Day in the Early Christianity

Calendar Articles, Default Category, Sunday

Listen * Christians worshiped on the Lord’s Day in Early Christianity * by Dr. Stephen Flick In Revelation 1:10, the Apostle John indicates that he was worshiping God in the Spirit “on the Lord’s Day.” This expression is very important because it is a word that is used in place of the term “Sunday.” Though it is only used in this reference one time in the New Testament, it...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in February

Christian Living in February

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

Listen Emboldened secularism and irreligion threatens not only the Christian foundation of America, but more importantly threatens the spiritual life of believers and their churches. By denying the historical facts concerning the positive influence of Christianity, atheism, agnosticism, and various forms of irreligion seek to rob Christianity of its global influence. As a result, these...Read more... Read more...

Preacher Begins Prelude to American Revolution

Preacher Begins Prelude to American Revolution

American Christianity, January 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...

Forms of Theology

Forms of Theology

Christian Beliefs

Listen To appreciate any discipline beyond a superficial level, a working knowledge of that discipline’s terms and concepts is necessary. This fact is no less true of the discipline or study of Christian theology. While it is true that the terminology associated with Christian theology is ever developing, it is also true that many terms are foundational and, therefore, not as...Read more... Read more...

Christianity and America’s First Constitution

Christianity and America’s First Constitution

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Default Category, January Articles

Listen January 24, 1639 America’s First Constitution Have you ever seen a car license plate from the state of Connecticut? If you have, do you remember the slogan emblazoned on it? Connecticut is called the “Constitution State,” but very few of us know why it has been given this title. The reason Connecticut is called the Constitution State is because of a Christian...Read more... Read more...

Lewis Morris

Lewis Morris

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

Listen Lewis Morris (April 8, 1726 – January 22, 1798) was an American landowner and developer from Morrisania, New York. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New York. The brief biographical sketch of his life presented below is taken from the nineteenth-century work, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Rev....Read more... Read more...

Christ Bridges the Gap

Christ Bridges the Gap

April Articles, Calendar Articles, Default Category, March Articles

Listen Throughout human history, agnosticism, atheism, and all other forms of irreligion have always been in the overwhelming minority. Around the world, the human race has acknowledged its obligation to God through some form of sacrifice. The various forms of sacrifice around the world have been very diverse, including self-effort, vegetation, animal, human, and other sacrifices....Read more... Read more...

Christianity in America’s First Presidential Inauguration

Christianity in America’s First Presidential Inauguration

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, January Articles

Listen There is no evidence to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation. This single event—the first inauguration of President Washington—clearly reveals America’s Founding Fathers’ commitment to Christianity. Any attempt to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation is a personal or collective confession of historical ignorance. Rather, attempts to...Read more... Read more...