This is not a Christian book (it is published by Broadway, 1997) but neither is it a non-Christian book. The authors trace 500 years of Western history in generations of 80-90 years. Within each generation there are four “turnings.” It is their proposition that our history has run in repeated and predictable cycles both by generations (all ending in catastrophes, usually war) and by turnings. Consistent with 500 years of history, therefore, we are now in the fourth turning of this generation cycle. This will end in catastrophe in the 2020s. Interesting!
Observations: One Hundred Years In Christian HistoryJune 1, 2016
Over the last 23 years that I have been writing this paper, and the last 50 years that I have been connected with Christian ministry, many things have come and gone and many things have changed. If I think of the men I’ve known, heard, sat under, or known about, you might say that I’ve […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]
Church History: Where Do I Begin?October 5, 2015
In the previous issue of Aletheia I gave my explanation for why church history is necessary. I also mentioned that once we can agree that church history needs to be considered then we need to start asking how we are going to do this. I have been asked this simple question several times: where do […]