7 Famous Christian Athletes

Here is a list of seven famous Christian athletes. Eric Liddell Eric Liddell (1902-1945) was a devout Scottish Christian, missionary to China, and rugby player who ran for the glory of God and giving Him all credit. He would say “I can feel God’s pleasure when I run.” In 1924, Liddell refused to run in the Summer Olympics in Paris because the race was on a Sunday, despite being the favorite among all the 100 meter runners in the world. Since he considered Sunday the Lord’s Day, he could not com … [Read more...]

7 Famous Christian Authors

Here are seven famous Christian authors you should know more about.C.S. Lewis Clive (C.S.) Staples Lewis, a British novelist, poet, academic, literary critique, lay theologian and Christian apologist, was born in 1898 and passed away in 1963. He may be the greatest of all Christian authors having written such potent books as Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. … [Read more...]

Who Was John The Apostle?

Who was the Apostle John? What can we learn about this “apostle of love?” John John, who later came to be known as the Apostle John, was the last of the original apostles. John was the brother of James and they were known for their aggressive behavior in the beginning. John’s mother’s name was Salome who is believed to be a sister of Jesus' mother Mary, so it’s interesting that John will be called by Jesus. James and John were called the “sons of thunder,” which will be explained later, but the … [Read more...]

Who Was The Apostle Paul?

Who was the Apostle Paul? What was his background and end of his life like? Saul Before the Apostle Paul, it was Saul, a Pharisee of the Pharisees (Acts 23:6), a Hebrew of the Hebrews, and a Jew through and through, but somehow God would use this man who was a Jewish thoroughbred to reach the Gentiles. Saul lived from about 5 to 67 in the first century. This meant that Saul would certainly have known about Jesus and perhaps even heard him preach. For all we know, Saul was present at Jesus’ c … [Read more...]

Who Was Oral Roberts?

Who was Oral Roberts? What was his ministry all about? Oral Roberts Granville Oral Roberts (January 1918-December 2009) was born in Pontotoc, Oklahoma, as the last of Elvin Melvin Roberts, a Pentecostal preacher, and Claudia Priscilla Roberts’ five children. Roberts claimed to be a descendent of the Cherokee Nation; however he was actually a legal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Oral Roberts grew up in grinding poverty and Roberts almost died when he was a teen (age 17), but managed t … [Read more...]

Who Was D.L. Moody?

Who was D.L. Moody and why is it important that we know this godly man? D.L. Moody Dwight Lyman “D.L.” Moody (February 1837-December 1899) was one of the greatest evangelists of all time and founder of Moody Church but to him, more importantly, he was also one of the greatest soulwinners for Christ. Early in his life, this would have been the last thing one would have expected. He never attended school beyond the fifth grade which meant his grammar and spelling were atrocious and even though th … [Read more...]