At the age of 22, Frederick assumed his father’s title of elector of Saxony. He had multiple castles, including locations in Torgau, Wittenberg, Coburg and Wartburg. Some of these would be important in Luther’s life. Frederick was a Catholic with
A person of the Reformation who deserves a bit more recognition than he gets is Georg Spalatin. You may be asking, who is he? He was the one who “kidnapped” Luther and took him to Wartburg Castle when Luther was
Today is the 215th anniversary of the start of the Cane Ridge Camp Meeting. Never heard of it? Most people haven’t. But I wanted my girls to be aware of it. So this past June, as my family and I
On this date, January 31, 1756, Hester Ann (Roe) Rogers was born. Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire England, she met and married James Hester. They ministered then in Ireland at Dublin and Cork, and then in London England. Hester eventually was
On this date, January 30, 1891, James Caughey died. Caughey was a Methodist preacher who emphasized revival and holiness. Many were converted in Canada under his preaching.
On this date, January 29, 1951, Welsh revivalist Evan Roberts died. His obituary in The Western Mail said this about him: “He was a man who had experienced strange things. In his youth, he had seemed to hold the nation
On this date, January 28, 1906, Oswald J. Smith was converted at a Robert A. Torrey evangelistic meeting. Smith went on to become a preacher, songwriter and author of several books.
On this date, January 27, 1860, Bud Robinson was born. When converted some twenty years later, he went a local tent meeting, carrying his trusty pistol and a deck of cards. God spoke to him during that meeting and he
On this date, January 26, 1921, H. E. Schmul was born. Born in Erie Pennsylvania, he was a minister, publisher and along with H. Robb French, organized what became known as the Inter-Church Holiness Convention. A believer that the Holiness
On this date, January 25, 1736, John Wesley was in a storm at sea with the Moravians. This is his entry from his journal. At seven I went to the Germans. I had long before observed the great seriousness of