Cease & Desist: Town Orders Family to Stop Hosting Bible Studies on Far

The owners of a Pennsylvania farm have been ordered by the Sewickley Heights Borough to cease and desist holding Bible studies on their private property. Borough leaders accused Scott and Terri Fetterolf of improperly using their 35-acre farm as a place of worship, a place of assembly and as a commercial venue. They were served [...]

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Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

Lemuel Haynes Lemuel Haynes, born on July 18, 1753, was a black American, abandoned at five months old by his parents and hired as an indentured servant. During his years of service, he was treated well and given the opportunity to attend school -- a rare experience for blacks in that day. Haynes [...]

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The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll

The Bible remains a fixture in American culture and lifestyle according to the “State of the Bible” report, an annual poll conducted by the Barna Group, a California-based research organization, and the American Bible Society. “The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it remains a powerful, transformative tool [...]

By |2018-07-19T07:00:48+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll

Sermon – Liberty – 1775

The Rev. Jacob Duche´ (1737-98) was born in Pennsylvania, a descendant of Huguenots who immigrated to America with William Penn. He attended the College of Philadelphia (graduated in 1757) and the University of Cambridge in England. He was made rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia in 1775. Rev. Duche´ was the minister who prayed the [...]

By |2018-07-18T07:17:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

The Founders As Christians

(Note: this is a representative list only, there are many other quotes that could be listed) Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits [...]

By |2018-07-03T06:34:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Election – 1796, New Hampshire

William Frederick Rowland (d. 1843) graduated from Dartmouth in 1784. He was the pastor of the First Church in Exeter, NH beginning in 1790. This sermon was preached by Rowland in New Hampshire on June 2, 1796. A S E R M O N, DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN, Esquire GOVERNOR, [...]

By |2018-06-25T06:43:58+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Samuel F.B. Morse – “What Hath God Wrought!”

Samuel Finley Breese (F.B.) Morse (1791-1872) is best remembered for being the inventor of the American telegraph system and the Morse Code alphabet which is still widely used today. It was his development and perfection of an instantaneous method of electronic communication over long distances which contributed to the rapid expansion of the West during the [...]

By |2018-06-01T05:50:59+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sermon – Church and Country – 1891

This address was given by a Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, William Stevens Perry (1832-1898), on May 19, 1891. THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTRY.  FROM THE ADDRESS TO THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF IOWA, MAY 19, 1891, BY WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, BISHOP. Most gratifying to me and most encouraging are the evidences apparent [...]

By |2018-05-24T07:15:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Church in the U.S. Capitol

Many people are surprised to learn that the United States Capitol regularly served as a church building; a practice that began even before Congress officially moved into the building and lasted until well after the Civil War. Below is a brief history of the Capitol's use as a church, and some of the prominent individuals [...]

By |2017-12-06T06:23:03+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now several months since I [...]

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