Speaker: Natalie Shepherd Barkdull

What Color Is Your Faith Crisis?

Two hundred years after Eric Hoffer’s True Believers found permanent and repetitive “purchase” along the fertile banks of what became the Erie Canal (before, during, & after its construction), the fires of faith (and subsequent “conversion”) simply would not stop re-kindling. Multiple movements that are still pulsing energetically today sprung up there. This presentation explores …

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Smith, Smith, Smithereens

The powerful Restorationist movement of the 19th century, couched in a fervent eschatological view of an eminent Second Coming of Christ, helped establish the notion in thousands of earnest hearts and minds that doctrinal and practical reform was needed as a means to help usher in Jesus’ return. Most churches focused on any level of …

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