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The Swiss Reformation

The Swiss Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

Listen * Swiss Reformation * by Dr. Stephen Flick The cry for reform in the Western Church of Christianity preceded Martin Luther by centuries. Abuses and non-Christian practices crept into the Church and continued until the rise of the Protestant Reformation. Following the example of Luther in Germany, Huldreich Zwingli and John Calvin led the reform efforts in Switzerland. Like the...Read more... Read more...

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

April Articles, Calendar Articles, Christian Biography, Default Category, 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...

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, History of Hymns, Methodist churches

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...

Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians

Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches

Listen Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians, by Dr. Stephen Flick Throughout the twentieth century, Methodism in America generally moved from its evangelical historic Christian roots toward liberalism and a host of lesser-known theologies and philosophical movements. With the rise of Darwinism, the basis of authority in Christianity was deeply challenged. Darwin himself confessed that he did...Read more... Read more...

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Anglican Churches, Annual Schedule, Calendar Articles, Default Category, History of Hymns, May Articles

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...

John William Fletcher on Prayer

John William Fletcher on Prayer

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, Experience, Practice & Life, June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

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