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The Conference on Faith & History is a community of scholars exploring the relationship between Christian faith and history. We welcome members from a variety of Christian traditions around the world. We also seek to learn from scholars outside the…

To Dust We Shall Return

Jay D. Green “For He Knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14 All things considered, I think I’m doing a better than average job accepting the cold reality of death: the certain, inexorable demise of my…

Sinners in the Hands of a Righteous God

Cole McClain “Do you work wonders for the dead?” Psalm 88:10 The best old book I read in the past year was The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass—Frederick Douglass’s 1845 memoir and abolition treatise on his life as…

A Promise for Us and Beyond Us

Regina Wenger “I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an…

“Awake, Thou That Sleepest”

John Thomas (Tom) Scott “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” Ephesians 5:14 (KJV) Charles Wesley, along with his brother John and his good friend George Whitefield (and many others), helped lead…

Ashes and Dust

Christopher Gehrz “You are dust,and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19 In our original set of devotionals, Faith and History, I opened with a reflection on Genesis 1-2, considering what it might mean for historians to be good stewards of…