Drawing from his own experience of having such a service on Saturday night, Dobson says boldly, ‘‘We have to take all possible means, in all possible ways, to reach some people.’’ “I learned that new believers and unchurched people see things much differently from the old-timers, and we had better be sensitive to their concerns.” Dobson makes no bones about using sacred and secular rock music, non-preachy messages, informal dress, services and topics such as sexuality, drug addiction and life styles. He also contrasts the difference between the Saturday night service and the Sunday morning service at Calvary church.
John Wilber ChapmanOctober 1, 2018
In Hymns & Songs By Terry L. Conley “Our Great Savior” Dr. John Wilbur Chapman (June 1859 – December 1918) Chapman was born in Richmond, Indiana. In his youth he attended a Quaker First Day School on Sunday mornings and the Grace Methodist Church Sunday School in the afternoons. When he was seventeen […]
In Hymns & SongsAugust 31, 2017
The first hymn book and hymn writers in America were from England. The hymn book which landed with the Pilgrims in 1620 was Reverend Henry Ainsworth’s version of the Book of Psalms entitled The Book of Psalms: Englished both in Prose and Metre with Annotations, published in 1612 at Amsterdam. It is considered by many […]
The God Who SpeaksAugust 2, 2014
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” Hebrews 1:1-2 America is quickly leaving a word-based society […]