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Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, October Articles

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 financially, we would sincerely appreciate it. A podcast of this article may be downloaded by selecting the download icon on the flyout tab of the listen button. And now, here is another episode from our post library,...Read more... Read more... -->

Francis Scott Key—The Christian Patriot

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, History of Hymns, July Articles, Music

September 13-14, 1814 Francis Scott Key pens National Anthem 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 “soon forgot what he had done.” Their hearts of divine praise were soon displaced by hearts of self-pity and complaint. As a result, they turned...Read more... Read more... -->

The Christian Founding of Harvard

American History, Christian History, Christian Living, Christian Witness

September 8, 1636 Harvard first convenes classes Only eighteen years after the Pilgrims landed in the New World, Harvard College, the first of the Ivy League schools, was established for the sake of educating the clergy and raising up a Christian academic institution to meet the needs of perpetuating the Christian faith. All of the Ivy League schools were established by Christians for the sake of advancing Christianity and meeting the academic needs of the New World. No better summary of this effort can be offered than the one provided by the founders themselves: After God had carried us...Read more... Read more... -->

You Can Do It!

Christian Living, Devotional Literature

1760—August 16, 1832 Life of Methodist scholar, Adam Clarke “I can’t do it!” What parent has not heard that? And, what child has not used it? When I was growing up, “I can’t do it” was often my defense when I felt inferior to the task or simply unwilling to try. Knowing how much more technical and advanced we are today than we were even a generation ago, I am sure that moms and dads will not have to fear hearing this expression again. However, if there are some who persist in using this antiquated expression, simply relate the following anecdote to them concerning one of England’s greatest...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... -->

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"This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming and calamitous state of these colonies, do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the 20th day of July next, be observed, by the inhabitants of all the English colonies on this continent, as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 2:87-88.
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