Christian History

Bible Arts and Crafts for Hanukkah

Hanukkah (also sometimes spelled Chanukah) is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is a holiday commemorating a time…

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Megillat Ruth for Children

The word megillat means scroll, and the term Megillat Ruth refers to the book of Ruth. By tradition, this is…

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Samuel Mills

Samuel John Mills, Jr. on April 12, 1783, was born in Torrington, CT, to Samuel and Esther Mills. His father…

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What was the Student Volunteer Movement?

Founded in 1886, the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions was a group intended to encourage students nearing the end…

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Who Were the Moravians?

Protestant denominations have been around for centuries, and one of the oldest of these is the Moravian Church. Its roots…

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Fredrik Franson

Fredrik Franson was born June 17, 1852 in Sweden, number 8 of ten children. Three of his siblings died before…

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Adoniram Judson Gordon

Adoniram Judson (“A. J.”) Gordon was born April 19, 1836, in New Hampton, NH, to John Calvin Gordon and Sally…

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Albert Benjamin Simpson

More commonly known as A. B. Simpson, he was born on Prince Edward Island in Canada on December 15, 1843…

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Donald McGavran

Born December 15, 1897 to missionary parents in Damoh, India, Donald McGavran was the third generation of missionaries in his…

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William Cameron Townsend

William Cameron Townsend was born July 9, 1896, in Eastvale, California, USA to William and Molly Townsend. He was known…

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J. Hudson Taylor

James Hudson Taylor was born on May 21, 1832 in Barnsley, Yorkshire to James and Amelia Taylor. He had two…

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John Piper

John Piper was born January 11, 1946, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has one older sister.His father was an evangelist who…

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William Carey, Missionary

William Carey was born August 17, 1761 in Paulerspury, England.  His parents, Edmund and Elizabeth Carey, had five children, of…

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Jeremiah Lanphier, Missionary

Jeremiah Lanphier was born in 1809, in Connecticut. He grew up in New York, where they moved when he was…

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Ralph Winter, Missionary

Dr. Ralph Dana Winter was born in 1924 in Los Angeles, California, to Hugo and Hazel Winter. He was the…

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Facts About the Ten Commandments

1. The Israelites had been away from Egypt and in the wilderness for three months when the ten commandments were…

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Facts About the Tabernacle

The Israelites, after they left Egypt, spent forty years wandering in the wilderness. After the first two years of wandering,…

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Introduction to Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve were the first man and woman based on the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions. Their story…

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Introduction to Samuel

Samuel played a key role in the narrative, in the transition from the biblical judges to the institution of a…

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Introduction to Joseph

Joseph is one of the important characters in the Book of Genesis. He was known to be sold into slavery…

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Introduction to Saul

Saul was the first king of Israel and he reigned from 1020-1000 B.C. which marked a transition from a tribal…

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Introduction to Nehemiah

Only a few people might be familiar with Nehemiah, but he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem…

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Introduction to Ezra

Ezra was also called Ezra the Scribe and Ezra the Priest in the Book of Ezra. Based on the Hebrew…

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Introduction to Jacob

Jacob was a Hebrew patriarch. He was the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, and the traditional…

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Introduction to David

  David, based on the Hebrew Bible, is the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. He…

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Introduction to Solomon

Solomon or also called Jedidiah in the Bible, was a fabulous wealthy and wise king of Israel and was a…

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Introduction to Jonah

Jonah was the prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in the 8th century BCE who was known as the…

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Introduction to Joshua

Joshua or Hosea was the central figure in the Book of Joshua in the Hebrew Bible. And based on the…

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Introduction to Sarah

Sarah is a matriarch in the Hebrew Bible. She was Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mother. Her Hebrew name Sarah can…

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Introduction to Amos

Amos was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets who came from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the…

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