14 April, 2024

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Prayers at the Table’ (1984)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Prayers at the Table’ (1984)

Reading Time: 4 minutes

“Is there a church that has no story to tell about prayers at the Lord’s table?” William S. Boice asked in 1984. “We of the New Testament order often find our­selves criticized by our denominational brethren of a more liturgical custom who find our somewhat casual approach to Communion to be nearly offensive. It bears thinking about.” . . .

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Birth of the Restoration’ (Part 1; 1924)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Birth of the Restoration’ (Part 1; 1924)

Reading Time: 9 minutes

“The nineteenth century dawned on an America that was far from Christian. Unbelief was prevalent and popular,” Ira M. Boswell wrote in 1924. “The Bible was considered a dead book and the gospel powerless to save. Speaking to sinners concerning personal salvation was objectionable to pious believers, and looked upon as a personal interference with the plans of God.” . . .

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Future of Johnson Bible College—Will It Survive Its Founders?’ (1924)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Future of Johnson Bible College—Will It Survive Its Founders?’ (1924)

Reading Time: 6 minutes

In 1924, Ashley Johnson, the founder of what is now Johnson University, wrote: “Nine years ago I broke down completely and was under the care of a physician. While I waited in bed for two months, Mrs. Johnson kept the work going and came nearer freeing it from debt than ever before. During these nine years I have fought for my life and the work which God gave me to do with all my heart.” . . .

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