With the cultural and political landscape it is easy to be anxious and fall into despair. Dr. Ligon Duncan shares how Christians overcome that temptation.
From the Barmen Declaration drafted on May 29, 1934 in Barmen, Germany by 139 delegates that formed what would be called the Confessing Church, members within the German Evangelical Church who would stand against Adolf Hitler’s policies: The Bible tells us that according to divine arrangement the state has the responsibility to provide for justice […]
Today in 1735, Robert Robinson was born. After giving his life to Christ, Robinson became a Baptist pastor and hymn writer. He is most noteworthy for writing “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of […]
I’d be remiss not to mention that today marks the 500th anniversary of Reformer John Calvin’s birthday. He has contributed much not only to theology, but also to government. As Bob Hayton mentions in his post today: His work in Geneva has an abiding relevance and lasting influence down to today in both the church […]
October 31 would be better celebrated as Reformation Day, not Halloween. If you are not familiar with Reformation Day it celebrates the day that the Reformation began in Europe with Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the Wittenburg church door in protest to the selling of indulgences. Martin Luther as a monk struggled to […]
I love reading accounts of historical revivals. In Wales after New Year’s Day 1905 a revival began in Welsh Methodist churches. They quickly started to see the effects in society. Not a single arrest for drunkeness in Swansea County. In Cardiff the jail population was reduced by 40%. Taverns were struggling economically. Prayer meetings were […]