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Acquaintedness with our Priviliges

Back in the early 19th century, Charles Finney was a religious “influencer.” These days, that term is applied commonly to lifestyle vloggers on TikTok, the app that’s been downloaded over 2 billion times worldwide.
Finney has been called the “father of American revivalism” and he developed a methodology that emphasized creating the right spiritual environment for conversion. He wrote, in What a Revival of Religion is: “Men are so sluggish, there are so many things that lead their minds off from religion and to oppose the influence of the Gospel, that it is necessary to raise an excitement among them, till the tide rises so high as to sweep away the opposing obstacles. They must be so aroused that they will break over these counteracting influences, before they will obey God.” Finney’s then pioneering evangelistic techniques–the emotion-arousing music, the advertising, and the altar call–gained him may converts, but to a different gospel which is not another, but a perversion of the gospel of Christ Jesus held by the Reformers…

Women in Church History: Anne Bradstreet

(1612–1672) America’s First Published Poet Anne Bradstreet, one of the earliest American colonists, was both the daughter and wife of Massachusetts governors, and she became the mother of

The Gospel-Forward Church, Part 2

In our first look at the gospel forward church, we talked about how to talk to neighbors, friends and family about Jesus.  As you may recall, we are

The Local Church: Where Christ Equips His Saints

When the conversation, as you’re out and about turns to “church,” what commonly comes to the fore is preconceived notions and assumptions about “church:” “church” as organized religion

South Central Classis

Under sunny late-winter skies, the 2024 Annual meeting of South Central Classis got under way at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE on March 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Northern Plains Classis

Beloved saints in Christ Jesus, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. 1:2).  Although it was cold and snowy outside,

Western Classis

Meeting this year at Grace Reformed Church in Willows, the Western Classis enjoyed excellent hospitality and good fellowship. Rev. Doug Schlegel, elected as president for a second consecutive

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