17 April, 2024

Throwback Thursday

Oldest Independent Christian Churches (Please Help Us Update This List)

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Christian Standard is compiling a list of the oldest Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ that are still gathering for worship each week, but we need your help. Please review this list of churches that started between the years of 1800 and 1859. If you know of a church that we have overlooked, or if you see incorrect information . . .

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Scriptures that Have Helped Me’ (1983; Part 1)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Scriptures that Have Helped Me’ (1983; Part 1)

Reading Time: 8 minutes

The assignment in fall 1983 was simple and direct: “Write a short paragraph telling of some verse or verses of the Bible that have special meaning to you.” Today we share responses from Edgar Nichols of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; Bill Jessup of San Jose, Calif.; Orval M. Morgan of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Murhl S. Rogers of Indianapolis, Ind. 

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Origins of Lincoln Christian University (1944)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Origins of Lincoln Christian University (1944)

Reading Time: 6 minutes

“The closing hour of the Evangelistic Rally at Lincoln, Ill., Feb. 23 and 24, marked a culmination that will be of wide interest,” Christian Standard reported in March 1944. “The announcement by Earl C. Hargrove, minister at Lincoln, that a new preacher-training school would be opened there in September sent a thrill over the great crowd. . . .”

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