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Today In Charleston History: February 27


The Assembly passed an act providing funds to pay the debts incurred by Gov. Johnson and Col. Rhett in their actions against the pirates. 78 more words

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Today In Charleston History: February 4


 First recorded snowfall in Charlestown.


The Methodist Meeting House was completed on Cumberland Street, across from the Powder Magazine. The Charleston Methodists raised so much money that the church was debt free when Rev. 112 more words

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Asbury Wrote


On 1/26/1779 the Pioneer American Methodist bishop, Francis Asbury, is said to have penned these words in his journal:

“We should so work as if we were to be saved by our works; 12 more words


Significance in American History

Recently, the Smithsonian Magazine produced a list of what they claimed were the “100 Most Significant Americans.” Their analysts reached this conclusion through processing wikipedia and GoogleBooks. 175 more words

A Westward Awakening

[#12 in a semester-long series on “Religion in America.” Click here for the initial post, or here for the previous post; the syllabus is available on Academia.edu] 550 more words

Religion In America

People who influenced John Wesley

Franics Asburyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Asbury – Northwest Nazarene University Wesley Center – http://wesley.nnu.edu/other-theologians/francis-asbury/ – American Methodist leader

Peter Boehlerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_B%C3%B6hler – Moravian leader who counseled Wesley… 255 more words


God's Oddballs #2: the Wild Man "Crazy" Dow, Part 2

‘Who has not heard of Lorenzo Dow?’,  wrote the editor of his published journal. ‘He was one of the most remarkable men of his age for his zeal and labor in the cause of religion. 504 more words