Letter to Joseph Bellamy, “there are about three hundred communicants in my congregation, of whom the greater number are, in the judgment of charity, real Christians, besides some, who through excessive scrupulousness, do not seek admission to the Lord’s table. There is also a number of Negroes. Sometimes I see a hundred and more among my hearers. I have baptized about forty of them within these three years, upon such profession of faith, as I then judged credible.”
How did Samuel Hopkin’s doctrine of disinterested benevolence convict him that he had to take a stand against the African Slave-trade?
Tom Sullivan examines Brainerd’s conversion in light of his own conversion.
In this lesson, an overview of many of Edwards’s writings are viewed by using quotes from them as commentaries on John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Christian, with a burden on his back, is examined by Edwards’s observations, for example, in his work on Many Surprising Conversions.
The preachers of the Log College, The opposition to the revival, answered: the revival in Scotland.
In the introduction, we look at an overview of the life of Edwards with a focus on his as a writer and a counselor.
Cotton Mather, and the Salem Witch Trials. His name has been dragged through the dirt for years due to the massive volumes of Charles W Upham, and others. So, I found a couple of titles that really helped to set the record straight. Including Enoch Pond, The Mather Family. For example, there is no proof Cotton Mather road in on a horse to cross-examine the testimony of the pastor George Burroughs who was about to be hanged and pleaded against him. Also a short biography of Cotton Mather and a look at his promotion of the smallpox vaccine.
Powerpoint Presentation (Google Slides) download below.
The story of Mary Dyer and the Boston Martyrs, John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes and Persecution of the Baptists, and Roger Williams, John Leland, and others who fought for liberty to worship in Colonial America in the 1600s.
Tom Sullivan teaches about the History of Christianity in America, Its Rise, and Decline – Lesson 2. From John Winthrop to a view of the priority of education in New England. Then a look at the decline of education through the introduction of the Public Education System, 1840.
In this Sunday School, we examine the beginning of public education, where it started, what was the purpose.