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The Irreligion of Ethan Allen
American History, Christian History, Christian Living, Concepts of God, Other Than Christianity
Listen May 10, 1775 Ethan Allen captures Fort Ticonderoga Ethan Allen was more than a brand of furniture. He was a prominent early American and one of the first heroes of the nation. Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738-February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, American Revolutionary War hero, land speculator, writer, and politician. In the late 1760s, he became embroiled in land disputes that eventually resulted in blood shed. One significant result of the tension over the land dispute was the formation of a militia known as the Green Mountain Boys, headed by Allen. Territories between the...Read more... Read more... -->
John William Fletcher on Prayer
Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Experience, Practice & Life, June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer
ListenOne of the most remarkable ministers in English history, and in all the history of the Christian Church, was an Anglican priest by the name of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), “First Theologian of Methodism.” Fletcher was a close companion with John and Charles Wesley, and had been hand picked by Wesley to succeed himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died before John Wesley.The following excerpt is taken from an unpublished work titled, “John William Fletcher, Vicar Of Madeley: A Pastoral Theology.” The priesthood of all believers encompasses...Read more... Read more... -->
Hymn Story by George Beverly Shea
April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living, History of Hymns, Music
Listen April 16, 2013 George Beverly Shea Passes Away Though known to millions, George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013) never forgot, nor was ashamed of his humble Christian upbringing. Years ago, our family began to observe the practice of reading a history of a hymn for family devotions. It was our custom to select a hymn story on Saturday evening, in part to prepare our hearts for the Lord’s Day. It was my desire to acquaint our children with the glorious heritage of the Christianity that began with the ancient Church and has continued for more than 2,000 years. The...Read more... Read more... -->
Ben-Hur: A Christian Triumph
Christian Biography, Christian Living, Devotional Literature
ListenIn the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. there resides a full-body statue of General Lew Wallace, Civil War hero and author of the literary classic, Ben Hur. The story behind the composition of this time-honored classic is one worthy of being rehearsed on a regular basis, and no season of the year is more fitting for its telling than the Easter season. One of the traditions our family shared when our children were younger was the viewing of Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur around the Easter season. The conversion of the main character, Ben-Hur, at the...Read more... Read more... -->
America’s Bishop: Francis Asbury
Christian Biography, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Methodist churches
Listen March 31, 1816 Death of Francis Asbury Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) is remembered most for the leadership he provided to early American Methodism. Asbury must not be associated with the theologians of Methodism. Like Jabez Bunting among the British Wesleyan Methodists, Asbury was a great churchman within the American Methodist Episcopal Church. He was one of the first two general superintendents or bishops of American Methodism and was said to be more widely known than General George Washington. Because of great men of God, America became a great nation, and...Read more... Read more... -->