Turning your church into a Prayer Powerhouse

In Acts Chapter 12 Luke provides an account of how King Herod tried to appease the Jews by executing James (v2) and by arresting Peter (v3) and plotting to have him executed also. But, King Herod’s plans were thwarted by God’s intervention (vv 7-10). On this occasion God acted in response to the fervent prayers…

Alister McGrath’s Theology of Suffering

About Alister McGrath Alister Edgar McGrath is a theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. He is an Anglican priest, ordained within the…

George Whitefield’s Theology of Persecution

George Whitefield is well-known as an evangelist who was part of the Evangelical Revival in England in the 18th century along with John and Charles Wesley. Whitefield’s theology of persecution is explained in his famous sermon, “Persecution Every Christian’s Lot.” Whitefield was not persecuted or martyred although there were some who ardently opposed Whitefield’s message….

Johann Christiaan Beker’s Theology of Suffering

J. Christiaan Beker’s suffering and persecution came at the hands of German occupation forces of the Netherlands in World War II. Beker later immigrated to the United States to become a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He died in 1999. While not specifically suffering for Christ’s sake, he did suffer at the…