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Standing Against the King: Bishop Thomas Ken
Anglican Churches, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, Music
March 19, 1711 Bishop Thomas Ken passes away Each time the Doxology is sung, Christians should deeply sense the reverence and gratitude its words evoke for a holy God, but they should also hear its accompanying invitation to fidelity to the Word and will of God. In contemporary America, the clergy are less ready to stand against social, moral, and political decadence than were previous generations of Christian leaders. Fearing reprisal from the IRS, denominations, congregations, and local pastors have allowed their voices to be stifled by the cadence of a liberal social agenda. For those...Read more... Read more... -->
The Christian Week and Sabbath
Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Experience, Practice & Life, Methodist churches, Sunday
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 from its inception. Unlike Europe, the American colonies were deliberate in their reverence and observance of the Lord’s Day. You may read more about his life and ministry at Daniel Whedon: A Biographical Sketch....Read more... Read more... -->
George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross
April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Denominations & Sects of the Church, March Articles, Methodist churches
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 songs of this era (and genre), The Old Rugged Cross is replete with both the Christian truth found in the pages of God’s Word, as well as the Christian experience it should produce. May God exercise His mercy...Read more... Read more... -->
John William Fletcher (1729-1785)
Christian Biography, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Methodist churches
August 14, 1785 Death of John William Fletcher John William Fletcher is often referred to as the “First Theologian of Methodism.” He earned this popular title as a result of having vigorously defended John Wesley’s Arminianism against Calvinistic polemical rivals. In the early- and mid-1770s, Fletcher undertook the defense of Wesley against Calvinists who charged Wesley with Pelagianism or works righteousness. Fletcher insisted that Wesley affirmed the aphorism, “All salvation is of God in Christ through faith; all damnation is of self,” not the result of God or Satan. The following pages...Read more... Read more... -->
Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”
Anglican Churches, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, May Articles, Music, Schedule Post
Pentecost Sunday, 1865 'Onward Christian Soldiers' first sung One of the most prodigious examples of Christian ministry is found in the legacy of the Anglican priest who gave the world the much-loved song, “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Generations of Christian children were raised singing the verses of this song with wide-eye enthusiasm and even more gusto as they sang its refrain. The life and ministry of this song’s author is a legacy of both articulated Christian principles and ardent Christian practice. For this reason, believers of every generation will be...Read more... Read more... -->