Christian History Corner

'Hymn for Easter Day'Subscriber Access Only
Charles Wesley's 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' brings alleluia's historical significance to modern audiences.
The Jewishness of the Nicene CreedSubscriber Access Only
It was the Bible, not Greek philosophy, that shaped the theology of the Nicene bishops.
Dostoyevsky's Disregarded ProphecySubscriber Access Only
The famous Russian author shows us what's to fear in a world without God.
Football's Pious PioneerSubscriber Access Only
Amos Alonzo Stagg instilled in football Christian values that remain apparent today.
Holy GroundSubscriber Access Only
One of the most visible practices among the American Anabaptists, the Brethren love feast exemplifies humility and community.
A Problematic Mission?Subscriber Access Only
Would the Spanish friars of California's historic missions have lobbied for the separation of church and state?
Compassionate in War, Christian in VisionSubscriber Access Only
The man behind the Geneva Conventions knew the heights of success and the depths of failure
The Real Twelve Days of ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
Celebrating Christ's birth with saints of the faith during the actual Christmas season.
The Doctrine DoctorSubscriber Access Only
Jaroslav Pelikan has written a history of the Christian tradition on a scale no one else has attempted in the twentieth century.
How to Pray for Our TroopsSubscriber Access Only
This Veteran's Day, let's commend our men and women of the services to the God who brings good even from the most evil circumstances.
Reports of the RevivalSubscriber Access Only
The Confederate camp became a school of Christ.
Now That You've Got Political Power, What Are You Going to Do with It?Subscriber Access Only
History offers warning and hope for our modern-day Christian populism.
Eat, Drink, and RelaxSubscriber Access Only
Think the Pilgrims would frown on today's football-tossing, turkey-gobbling Thanksgiving festivities? Maybe not.
Shaken Up by the Peace-LoversSubscriber Access Only
A trip through Pennsylvania's Lancaster County.
Advent: Close Encounters of a Liturgical KindSubscriber Access Only
'Tis the season when even the free-ranging revivalist pulls up a chair to the table of historic liturgy.
Cockroaches and the Nicene CreedSubscriber Access Only
To an accompaniment of whale songs, the worshippers glory in God's creation; there's no service quite like the annual blessing of the animals at St. John the Divine.
The Vanishing Act of the Church in TurkeySubscriber Access Only
A church worn down by Christian rivalry and Islamic jihad hangs on in the land of Nicea and Ephesus.
The Politicians' PatronSubscriber Access Only
As the Roman Catholic patron saint of politicians, Thomas More is not quite a model for all seasons.
Courting the Catholic VoterSubscriber Access Only
The Roots of Pentecostal Scandal—Romanticism Gone to SeedSubscriber Access Only
The sexual stumblings of prominent ministers point to a hidden flaw in Pentecostal spirituality.
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I Used to Hide My Shame. Now I Take Shelter Under the Gospel.
I Used to Hide My Shame. Now I Take Shelter Under the Gospel.
How a gay atheist teenager discovered Jesus and stopped living undercover.
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