Decimated by war, revolution, and famine, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia had to face the Bolsheviks and their decrees and how the relative freedom that the Lutheran Church had experienced became curtailed by the dictates of the Soviet state.
The time of nationalisation of the property in the Soviet Union and the perseverance of the Church and its parishioners
About the National Lutheran Council (NLC) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics coming into existence but having problems with housing and famine
Looking at what became the course of Lutheranism and the stand to religion in the Soviet Union
Kyiv’s northwest suburb Irpin Over the past decade, the population of Kyiv’s northwest suburb Irpin swelled to 90,000, and with it some churches, like the Irpin Bible Church (IBC) grew with it. The city is known in evangelical circles as the “Wheaton of Ukraine” or Bible Belt because there are so many people over there […]
It’s important to ensure we reach out to others in the ecclesia, no matter what age they may be.
Temples have been found throughout the ancient Near East. Mostly we do not have a very good idea of what and how things went on at these sites. Along with reconstructing architectural remains, we can wonder if scholars can piece together ancient worship practices. Over the years, many ancient temples have been discovered and laid […]
Biblical or human truth People have to choose for which Truth they will want to go. Are they willing to clinch to Biblical Truth, gospel Truth or to what churches are presenting as a doctrinal truth? When looking at the present world, we can find lots of people who prefer to believe in not much […]
A man testifying about the Truth The religious leaders had taken care that the Nazarene master teacher could be caught and led from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment (into the Praetorium). There Pilate went out unto them, and asked what accusation they could bring against this man of whom he had heard so many […]
In the Bible, people are spoken of as souls, living beings, in which case one could also think of soul and body as individuals. Those believing souls, as churchgoers, could form the ‘soul’ of the church community. Yet it had to be realised that when a soul or a person died, the Church did not […]
Man In God’s Likeness Wherein consisted the likeness of the man to his Maker? We see that it was not in that man was given to have “life in himself.” That was originally the quality of Jehovah, solely (John 5: 26), and was given by Him to the Son at His resurrection. It is also […]
In Belgium there is a big problem for those who believe in only one True God. Besides the Jehovah’s Witnesses, there are not so many serious Bible Students living close together. Speaking in Western continental terms, most earnest Bible Students live far apart to meet regularly and attend a service together. With that, it often […]
In our last episode looking at 5 influential Afro-American preachers we look at the man born in Floyd County, Georgia who became a missionary Baptist preacher in Jackson, Mississippi, where he met Charles Harrison Mason in 1895 with whom C.P. Jones and two other preachers held a faith healing revival in Jackson.
Like many other leaders of the emerging Holiness Movement, C.P. did not intend to start another denomination. He urged unity under the slogan, “Denominationalism is slavery”. But the difference was too great and Mt. Helm Baptist chose a new name. Jones and C. H. Mason began calling their work the Church of God in Christ about 1899. By 1907, however, Mason was promoting speaking in tongues and Jones’ group chose the name Church of Christ (Holiness).
In our fifth chapter on African clergymen, we look at the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a major American denomination, Richard Allen.
In our fourth chapter looking at Afro-American preachers, we look at the American scholar and Episcopalian minister Alexander Crummell, founder of the American Negro Academy (1897), the first major learned society for African Americans.
In our third chapter looking at Afro-American preachers, we look at the leading African American abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882)
In our series looking at the influence of Afro-Americans in Church we look at George Liele and Andrew Bryan (of mixed race) who was stimulated by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (S.P.G.) to become a religious leader.
Logos asks us to look back at American history by learning about five Black theologians, pastors, and missionaries who were influential in American and Christian history.
In Christendom, we can find lots of people who do not believe Jesus Christ is the sent one from God (the Word) having come in the flesh. Lots of people who call themselves Christian say that Jesus is God having come in the flesh. Today there are still millions of people (who claim to be […]
The return of Jesus will herald in the age to come! We do know that the Son of Man will come in His Father’s glory and that at that time there shall begin a major increase of the kingdom of God, that shall not be threatened by its enemies anymore after Lucifer’s attempt to overthrow […]