Resources on Church History

Aug 28, 2019

The Wittenberg Door of American Evangelical Missions by Jason G. Duesing

It is good and right also to consider the impact of a group of praying students, heirs of Wittenberg themselves, on the modern missions movement of global gospel proclamation.

Apr 18, 2019

The Lamentation of a Sinner

Confessions of Henry VIII's Sixth Wife

Though a relatively short work, Queen Katherine Parr's The Lamentation of a Sinner is a deeply personal and overwhelmingly theological confession of her unworthiness for the grace of God.

Oct 25, 2018

‘The Articles Wherefore John Frith Died’ by Benjamin Hawkins

The Reformation was costly for many. For John Frith, a committment to one Reformation doctrine cost him everything.

Jan 15, 2019

Sola Scriptura or Nuda Scriptura? by Gregory Feulner

We must be mindful to walk in humility, being open to learning what God has taught others, knowing that we are not the only saints who have traversed the path we are on.

Jan 18, 2019

Russell Moore on Appropriate Honor of Church History Figures by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

How do we appropriately honor men and women in church history who’ve contributed much of value?

Aug 23, 2018

Reader, If You Seek A Monument, Look Around by Jason G. Duesing

Bunhill Fields has never attracted the crowds of St. Paul’s, but the kingdom influence of those buried in that field lives far beyond the crowds through the churches that carry forth the same Gospel they preached and shared.

Jul 2, 2019

On First Looking into Spurgeon’s Sermons by Jason G. Duesing

On first looking into Spurgeon’s sermons, I have found joy and awe in the work of Spurgeon, the man, but also in the work of Spurgeon’s God.

Sep 26, 2017

Nathan Finn on Why Christians Should Care About Church History by Nathan Finn

FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Professor of Historical Theology and Spiritual Formation at SEBTS, "Why Should Christians Care About Church History?"

Sep 12, 2017

Keeping the Faith: Spurgeon and the Downgrade Controversy by Jason K. Allen

As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.

Mar 12

Jared Wilson on Thinking About the Sins of Our Church History Heroes by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College and Author in Residence at MBTS, "How should we think about the sins of our heroes from church history?"

May 11, 2017

Hugh Latimer and the Heart of Reformation by Ian Conrey

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we should be reminded that the Gospel is not something we merely study or talk about.

Oct 31, 2019

God’s Wrecking Ball: A Tribute to Luther by Sam Bierig

Luther was God’s wrecking ball. He was God’s appointed servant for such a time as the Protestant Reformation.

Oct 25, 2018

For Other Churches, Baptists Assert a High View of a Low and Free Church by Jason G. Duesing

In short, Baptists have had much to contribute to the church catholic when they have sought to build local churches and defend the freedom of religion with the Gospel and for the Gospel.

Jan 24, 2019

Fellow Protestants, Don’t Forget Margaret Clitherow by Ian Conrey

When I look at the history of the Church, I am reminded that God often works wonders through deeply broken people, and through some of the darkest atrocities imaginable. My faith is not in Christians, but in Christ — a holy, good, and just God.​

May 19

Faithfulness in the Shadows: The Life and Ministry of Philip Melanchthon by Jesse Randolph

Philip Melanchthon’s life, gifts, writings, and relationships provide a worthy example for modern-day ministers who find themselves “in the shadows” of the ministry of another.

May 15, 2019

Don’t You Stir A Step

The First Californian Believer’s Baptism

Testimonies arising from scores of churches all over the Golden State represent the Kingdom fruit of the gospel sown over the last 170 years.

Oct 17, 2018

Christ, The Wisdom And Righteousness Of God by Benjamin Hawkins

Christ is particularly called the wisdom of God because he took the form of a servant and was made in human likeness.

Jul 25, 2018

A Great Commission and a Modern Mission by Kayla Petty

The Lord has preserved the integrity of the Gospel over many years.

Mar 17

A Fisherman in Ireland: The Enduring Relevance of Patrick by Jason G. Duesing

For evangelicals, the enduring relevance of Patrick of Ireland lies in a sacrificial heart motivated by the Great Commission and burdened for the lost.

Mar 19

Adam McClendon on "Re-creating" the Early Church by Adam McClendon

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Professor in the School of Divinity and Director of the D.Min. program at Liberty Universtiy, "Can the church 're-create' the early church?"