Surprise! Guess who’s Presbyterian…

It seems to me common knowledge that Charles Finney was ordained as a Presbyterian minister, but I had never heard that Billy Sunday was as well. Apparently Sunday was ordained in 1903. He died this day in 1935.

Read more at This Day in Presbyterian History.

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4 Responses to Surprise! Guess who’s Presbyterian…

  1. Erik Charter says:

    The Awakenings wreaked havoc on Presbyterianism. Sunday was from my hometown of Ames, Iowa.

  2. RubeRad says:

    For a second there, I thought you were talking about a band. That would be a pretty good band name, “The Awakenings”. We should start a band. Hey, maybe we could spark a Revival! Maybe we could reach up into heaven and bring God down … oh wait… I have righteousness based on faith, my heart’s not supposed to say that (Rom 10:6)

  3. I thought you were going to say Jason Stellman!

  4. matt says:

    Rube, I play guitar and would love to join your rockin teenage combo – The Awakenings. We can play songs like “I come to the garden alone” and other Evangelical hits that feature “me, me, I, I, I” – all the stuff that I’m doing for Father God.

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