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 [...]

By |2017-10-05T08:09:40+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Founding Fathers on Prayer

  Recently David was interviewed about the National Day of Prayer. This interview provides useful historical information that you might be interested in sharing with your friends and neighbors. The four questions David was asked appears below, along with his answers. Why is it important that we pray for our country and its peoples? First, [...]

By |2017-08-16T06:52:40+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Library, Updates|0 Comments