Category Archives: Revivalism

Billy Sunday Warns America

Before there was a Billy Graham, there was a Billy Sunday. Billy Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an influential evangelist in the first third of the 20th century.

This short video from 1929 will give you a taste of his preaching.

Billy Graham and the New York Crusade

One of the most influential figures in what we know as evangelicalism was Billy Graham. There is no preacher today who has the influence that Graham back in the mid-20th century.

This video is from Billy Graham’s 1957 New York Crusade.

Susanna Wesley

John and Charles Wesley are two of the most influential Christians of the last five hundred years. But where would they have been without the influence of their mother?

This short video gives some of the background of Susanna Wesley.

The Second Great Awakening

When people think about the Great Awakening, they often think of the First Great Awakening and the preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield. But after the First Great Awakening was a Second Great Awakening. This took place mostly in the early nineteenth century.

The Second Great Awakening had an immense affect, not just on the later evangelical church, but also on the numerous American-born sects and cults of the nineteenth century.

The Voice of William Booth

Most people are aware of the Salvation Army but usually with shallow knowledge. They are the people who receive donations in kettles at Christmas and run soup kitchens.

I remember the first time I realized that the Salvation Army was a church. I had thought it was as Christian as the YMCA.

William Booth was the founder of the Salvation Army and it is firmly founded in Christian faith. In this short video, you can hear the actual voice of William Booth. Even though this sermon is over a hundred years old, it is still quite timely.