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img_0747 May 30

“All I Have Needed Thy Hand Hath Provided…”

Some hymns seem to dog our steps throughout our entire lives. I’m a lover of hymns, songs, and expressions of praise to our great God. I collect hymnals and find interesting the arrangement and selection of the pieces chosen. I’ve sung hymns with believers who have opted for no accompaniment and in other settings for […]

img_0742-1 May 28

America’s Heritage & Future

I am not an American.  I have visited the USA on many occasions, for vacations and conferences and have taken an interest in USA history since it was so well taught to me at NLSS (now TDSS), the high school I attended. Thanks Mr. Haslam for great history courses and thanks to all my teachers, […]

img_0715 May 24

What’s In A Name?

On May 24, 1950 “During its annual meeting in Boston, the Northern Baptist Convention formally changes its name to the American Baptist Convention. In 1972 the denomination renamed itself the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.” What’s in a name? In a few ordination councils, I’ve asked the pastoral candidates why they want to be […]

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More Translations?

On this day, May 17, 1881 “The N.T. of the English Revised Version is published in England, the first modern English translation of the scriptures published since 1611. The product of ten years of work by fifty-four biblical scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, the ERV provided the scholarly foundation for the publication of […]

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A.W. Tozer

May 13, 1963 was the day on which A.W. Tozer, American Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor and Christian writer died.  He served as pastor of Chicago’s Southside Alliance Church for thirty-one years.  Tozer’s best remembered writing is The Pursuit of God, written in 1948.   According to the Christian & Missionary Alliance website  ‘While on his […]

img_0608 May 11

American Tract Society

On this date in 1825 “The first national tract society in America, the American Tract Society, is organized in New York City by the merger of fifty smaller societies.  By 1975 the ATS was publishing 30 million tracts a year.” Today there are a variety of tools for communicating the gospel to those who have […]

img_0562 May 09

The Danger of Study Bibles

On May 8, 1816 in the Dutch Reformed Church in New York City, delegates from thirty-five Bible societies met to establish the American Bible Society, which seeks to promote a wider circulation of the scriptures, unaccompanied by notes or comments. (This Day in Christian History) I’ve had a few discussions, some intense, through the years […]

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