Christian History

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"If you’re a Christian, then church history is your family history. Studying church history is like opening a photo album and exploring your family heritage."

— Matt Smethurst

Current Topic of Focus: The Great Awakening


Quarantine Q&A with Josh King

Quarantine Q&A With Josh King

In our third and final Q&A, we talk to Josh King about C.S. Lewis’s insights on friendship, the church, and “inner circles.”

"John Wesley," by the English artist George Romney, oil on canvas.

John Wesley: A Brand Plucked Out of the Fire

John Wesley was a “brand plucked out of the fire” by God, who used him to spark a movement that continues to influence millions of people to this day.


How the Great Awakening Has Shaped Us

The Great Awakening has had long-lasting effects on our worship and theology even to this day. So, what’s been good, and what needs to change?

George Whitefield - The Purposed Wanderer

George Whitefield: The Purposed Wanderer

George Whitefield’s passion for Jesus was a contagious catalyst that led to sweeping change throughout American churches during the Great Awakening.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

The Unfinished Sermon: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

The title of Jonathan Edward’s most known sermon reads like a tragedy, but truly it magnifies the beauty of God’s sovereign grace toward sinful humanity.

Jonathan Edwards: A Serious Faith

Jonathan Edwards: A Serious Faith

With great care, Edwards watched his life, cultivated a deep relationship with the Lord, and proclaimed the good news of the gospel to thousands.

Why You Should Know the Apostles' Creed

Why You Should Know the Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed has a rich history that brings us together with Christians all over the world. And there’s a bit of controversy to clear up as well.

Great Awakening

A Lesson From the First Great Awakening

Much can be said about the Great Awakening and those who created the movement, but great wisdom can be gained from even the most cursory understanding.