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Category Archives: Restoration History
The Christians Church (Disciples of Christ) saw its membership fall below 400,000 in 2018. It is in rapid decline. Jeff Walton writes, “At the current rate, the denomination will shrink by another 50 percent within a decade” (Disciples of Christ … Continue reading
The Sewell name is familiar to students of restoration history. But, how did it all start? How did the Sewell name become so well-known? The Sewell’s were from eastern Tennessee. There were thirteen children. The family, Stephen and Annie Sewell and … Continue reading
Robert Milligan(1814-1875) was influential member of the church. He served as co-editor of the Millennial Harbinger with Alexander Campbell and W.K. Pendleton. He penned several great books which are still widely used including, Scheme of Redemption and his commentary – … Continue reading
J.D. Tant (1861-1941) was not impressive by the standards of many. He was not a large man. He stood 5’7″ and never weighed more than 160 pounds. He was not eloquent. Fanning Yater Tant acknowledged, “Tant was no orator. The rolling periods, the fine … Continue reading
“Raccoon” John Smith lived from 1784-1868. He was a very colorful and influential preacher in Kentucky. Louis Cochran wrote a novel entitled “Raccoon John Smith,” which was based upon Smith’s life. I want to give you an excerpt which provides … Continue reading