When Theology Took Fire– Revival and Revivalism Chapter 4

I picked up a church publication recently and read their welcoming message, “The Bible is not a book of dry doctrines, but it is full of practical instruction for your life, home, etc.” The message is clear. Doctrine and theology are “dry, boring, and irrelevant.” “Give us something that we can take home and apply […]

Holiness– A Minister of the Gospel’s Greatest Need

Holiness– A Minister of the Gospel’s Greatest Need Revival and Revivalism, Chapter 2   The aftermath of the Great Awakening plus the explosive growth of the American colonies created a desperate need for training ministers of the Gospel. This, the original intent for the founding of Princeton, evoked ardent support for the founding of the […]

Revival and Revivalism: Samuel Davies, Part Two

Samuel Davies, Part Two of Two   RECOGNIZING TRUE WORK OF THE SPIRIT 3) The essential role of the Holy Spirit in revival   “The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the great and only remedy for a ruined country—the only effectual preventative of national calamities and desolation, and the only sure cause of a […]