Author Archives: William E. Richardson

About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.

THE BRITISH INVASION of Christian Faith

Fifty years ago the Beatles landed in America from England. Their songs soon dominated our popular music. They were followed by dozens of other groups and solo singers with British accents and cultural sway. The invasion of singers from across the pond influenced aspects of our culture. … Continue reading

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Vote for Your 3 Favorite Charles Gabriel Songs

Here are the titles of a dozen of the 8,000 gospel songs from the pen of Charles Gabriel. A  century ago the Iowa native was called “the king of gospel music.”  Which of his songs are your favorites?

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CHARLES GABRIEL

Born AUGUST 18, 1856 The Wilton, Iowa native, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, is considered the most prolific writer of gospel music in the concluding years of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. Skilled at penning both lyrics and … Continue reading

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LIGHTS FOR GOD IN WORLD WAR II

       Here are the stories of five well-known Christians, famous for their actions of faith. “What did they do during the war?” is a good question. In those terrible days of World War II, they made a difference. Some of them went on to serve God … Continue reading

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OSWALD CHAMBERS’ 140TH BIRTHDAY

Born JULY 24, 1874 Here are a few things you may not know about devotional author, Oswald Chambers. 1) He didn’t sit down and write My Utmost for His Highest. How it came about is one of Christian literature’s great behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

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90 YEARS AGO: ERIC LIDDELL WON GOLD

It happened July 11, 1924 Ninety years ago in Paris, France, God rewarded Olympiad Eric Liddell for following his Christian conscience. The Scottish runner risked the ire of his countyrmen by choosing not to run in the qualifying heats on Sunday. Because Eric … Continue reading

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WILLIAM CAMERON TOWNSEND

Born JULY 9, 1896  “The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is   never considered a foreigner.” Those words became the motto of the man behind Wycliffe Bible Translators,  without a doubt the 20th … Continue reading

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