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The Christian Week and Sabbath

The Christian Week and Sabbath

Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, 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...

The Reformation in England

The Reformation in England

Anglican Churches, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, January Articles

Listen January 1531 Henry VII declared head of English Church The Reformation in the English Church was separate from the Lutheran Reformation and the Swiss Reformation, though more similar to these than to the Radical Reformation in Europe. Beginning under Henry VIII, the Reformation in England initially rejected the principles of the Magisterial Lutheran and Swiss Reformers....Read more... Read more...

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Denominations & Sects of the Church, 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 William Fletcher (1729-1785)

John William Fletcher (1729-1785)

Christian Biography, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Methodist churches

Listen 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...Read more... Read more...

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, Methodist churches, Music

Listen July 10, 1908 Phoebe Palmer Knapp passed away Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874), mother of Phoebe Palmer Knapp, was one of the most widely known women of the nineteenth century. Phoebe Palmer was born in New York City on December 18, 1807 to Henry and Doreth Wade Worrall. On September 28, 1827, Phoebe Worrall married Walter C. Palmer, a Methodist Episcopal Church lay leader, lay...Read more... Read more...

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Anglican Churches, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, May Articles, Music, Schedule Post

Listen 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...Read more... Read more...