Today is Pioneer Day, a sort of holiday for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. As you may know, I’m not religious at all but I find uniquely American religions interesting. 653 more words
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A Methodist Episcopal evangelist relates the history of the first ever camp meetings held at the turn of the Nineteenth Century.
The practice of encamping for religious meetings, however, being thus introduced, it was soon reduced to a regular system, and adopted as a powerful means of promoting the work of God… 1,023 more words
A Presbyterian minister relates the history of the first ever camp meetings held at the turn of the Nineteenth Century.
Much opposition was manifested to the revival from its first commencement, and what is worthy of remark, its most violent opposers were avowed Deists, and professors of religion… 2,665 more words
Hardly a day passes that I don’t hear someone say, “We are losing our country; we are losing our churches.”