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The Great Awakening

Fiery Colonial Preacher Jonathan Edwards Gets A 21st Century Upgrade

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) The collected works of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century preacher and one of America’s most famous theologians, are now avai...

The Legacy Of Evangelical Preacher George Whitefield

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) If YouTube had existed in the 1700s, George Whitefield, hailed by scholars as the best-known evangelist of that century, would have been all ove...

Gospel Music: Evangelists and Their Song Leaders

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The origin and development of Gospel music goes hand in hand with the history of evangelism in the United States. Dwight L. Moody, an evangelist of the mid-to-late 1800s, was the primary "architect" of a new kind of church music that has become what we now call Gospel Music.

The Sixth Great Awakening?

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

America can't be saved by politics. Our economists and educators can't save us. Our entertainers offer diversions without meaning and our technology gives us progress without morality. We've seldom been in greater need for inner revitalization, and conditions are urgent.

Your Own Personal 2012 Apocalypse

Mark Morford | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Technology is happening so fast even technology can't keep up. Accelerated consciousness? You're soaking in it.

How Christianity Is Being Saved

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

America has a tradition of Great Awakenings -- times when we remember the Spirit blowing across our land and demonstrating God's power in people's lives. We learned to pray for these renewals because they kept the ship afloat.