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Holy Week—Christianity’s Most Sacred Season

Holy Week—Christianity’s Most Sacred Season

April, Christian Calendar, Christian Living, March, Schedule Post

Listen Within Christianity, Holy Week commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Among English-speaking communions, the expression Passion Week is also used to describe the same period of time—the Sunday before Christ’s Crucifixion to His Resurrection. One of the earliest designations for this week in the Early Church was the “Great Week,” and during the...Read more... Read more...

Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

April Articles, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar, December Articles, Jesus Christ, March Articles, Salvation & Grace, Schedule Post

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...

Christian Living in April

Christian Living in April

April, April Articles, Christian Calendar, Christian Living (Articles), Christian Witness, Social Theology

Listen The single most important event in early Christianity was the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Long before the Church celebrated the birth of Jesus in the Christmas season, Christians celebrated the resurrection of Christ from the grave. In contemporary Christianity and secular society, Christmas now receives more interest than Easter, but early believers understood that...Read more... Read more...

John Morton

John Morton

American Christianity, April Articles, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen April 1, 1777 Death of Signer, John Morton John Morton (1725 – April 1, 1777) was a farmer, surveyor, and jurist from the Province of Pennsylvania. As a delegate to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, he provided the swing vote that allowed Pennsylvania to vote in favor of the United States Declaration of...Read more... Read more...

Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, May Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of...Read more... Read more...

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, March Articles

Listen This post is part of the series: When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 16, 1776: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation March 7, 1778: Fourth Congressional Fasting Proclamation March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation March 20, 1781: Seventh Congressional Fasting...Read more... Read more...