Church History Archives - Page 3 of 19 - Seedbed

In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Stephen Backhouse demonstrates how Søren Kierkegaard can be appropriated to challenge our core assumptions about identity and allegiance.

Wesley preached his last Oxford sermon, “Scriptural Christianity,” on August 24, 1744. It was an indictment that opened up a whole new world for him.

Within a few months of beginning field preaching in 1739, Wesley had set up the basic structure that was to mark Methodism for more than a century: Societies, Bands, and Class Meetings.

From the beginning, the Wesleyan Revival was a 
movement largely for and among the poor, those whom “gentlemen”
and “ladies” looked on simply as part of the machinery of the new 
industrial system.

John Wesley was a master of holding things in tension. Howard Snyder shares three important tensions Wesley got right.

Wesley’s role in bringing spiritual renewal to a rapidly industrializing society and his understanding and practice of Christian discipleship suggest his continuing worldwide relevance.

What made so many of the amazing evangelists of the past so effective? Stephen Elliott shares how encounters with the supernatural fanned the flame of revival in John Wesley's ministry.

What are the characteristics of a healthy church? Howard Snyder shares insight from the renewal movement.

What role do miracles really have in the development of the Church today? Stephen Elliott shares the history of the miracles of God.

An evaluation of the social gospel is not a simple matter. It provided a much-needed new awareness about complex social challenges facing newly industrialized...