The Scandalously Powerful Ministry of Lonnie Frisbee

by Adam J. Sonneland “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?”1 This question, which was asked of Jesus after healing a blind man on the Sabbath, was one that characterized the unique ministry of Lonnie Frisbee. According to Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith, Lonnie was “a more…

Luther’s Wildfire: The Impact of the Lutheran Bible

by Cienna Dumaoal When most people think of Martin Luther, they think of a man stealing through the night to pin scathing condemnations of Catholicism to a weathered church door. No inherent issue exists with viewing Luther in light of the 95 Theses, as many consider them to be the more…

Death Before Life: The Ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman

by Megan Walker Kathryn Kuhlman died twice. A quick internet search will show that she passed away in 1976, but in the later years of her life, she spoke of an instance from her early 30’s in which she “died to herself”. Kuhlman was a female preacher in the 20th more…

Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Depression

by Mitchel Pierce “I know, perhaps as well as anyone, what depression means, and what it is to feel myself sinking lower and lower. Yet at the worst, when I reach the lowest depths, I have an inward peace which no pain or depression can in the least disturb. Trusting more…

The Free Grace Controversy (Wesley vs. Whitefield)

by Katrina King In the seventeenth century, the doctrinal dispute over predestination came to the forefront in the Netherlands, serving as a means to further divide Protestants and stir up dissension. Originating with the seemingly contradictory theology of John Calvin (1509-1564) and Jacob Arminius (1560-1609), the debate carried over into more…

“Is redemption of all the world here?”

by Samantha Cobb In the spring of 1995, three Jewish students of the Swarthmore College Chorus refused to sing in their April concert, which was to present Bach’s St. John Passion.[1] Their reason: this musical depiction of the Passion held anti-Semitic undertones, representing the ways in which the narrative of more…

Moving the Heart: 18th Century Pietism in Bach’s Music

by Samantha Cobb Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer of the 18th century, is well known for his many musical contributions to the Christian church. From his weekly cantatas to the grand Passions of St. John and Matthew, Bach’s musical genius remains unparalleled in church history. Born in 1685 more…