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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

June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

Listen John Fletcher One 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himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died before John Wesley.The following excerpt is taken from an unpublished work titled, "John William Fletcher, Vicar Of Madeley: A Pastoral Theology."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 the vital...Read more... Read more... -->

Hymn Story by George Beverly Shea

April Articles, 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 songs...Read more... Read more... -->

Ben-Hur: A Christian Triumph

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... -->

Congress and Chaplains

March Articles, Prayer, Projects

ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:Our Projects $TBA Coming Soon... From the very beginning of America's national life, the Christian Faith and Her ministers have been constituent elements—and what may be affirmed with regard to America's national life may also be asserted concerning Her colonial life. The earliest charters granting English settlement in the New World advocated the Christian Faith, and the first constitutions of the thirteen colonies did the same. When America's Founding Fathers convened the First Continental Congress in 1774, it was determined they would begin their...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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