Caleb Morell

Revival Comes to Washington: An Analysis of the 1876 Revival in the Nation’s Capital

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

In 1876, Washington churches partnered together to host a 105-day-long revival meeting in the National Capital. This event illustrates the extent to which modern revivalism impacted American evangelicalism.

“Finney with a Twist”: Elder Jacob Knapp and the Origins of Baptist Revivalism

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

Pastors need to understand that a change occurred among American Baptists in the nineteenth century. This change has shaped our intuitions about conversion, membership, baptism, and what it means to practice regenerate church membership.

Book Review: Truth or Territory, by Jim Osman

Review by Caleb Morell | 05.19.2022

What is “strategic-level spiritual warfare,” and how is it making inroads in missions and local churches today? 

Do Churches Really Discipline for Non-Attendance? A Brief History of Four Baptist Churches

By Caleb Morell | 01.21.2022

Baptists disciplined for non-attendance because they believed attendance was part of the covenant obligations of church membership. Here’s a brief history.

On Pastoral Ministry in Post-Christian Sweden (with Johnny Lithell, Ben Lacey, and Caleb Morell) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 192

By B. Lacey, C. Morell, J. Lithell, M. Dever | 12.14.2021

Mark Dever, Caleb Morell, and Ben Lacey chat with Swedish pastor Johnny Lithell about the ups and downs of ministry in a place with so few Christians. 

Too Young to Dunk? An Examination of Baptists and Baptismal Ages, 1700–1840

By Caleb Morell | 06.21.2021

These days, it’s common for people to get baptized at 10 or younger. This is true across many credo-baptist traditions, but perhaps especially so among Baptists. How does our current … keep reading…

Baptists and Calvinism: Lessons from Sprague’s Annals of the American Baptist Pulpit

By Caleb Morell | 05.24.2021

Just like today, Baptists were in the nineteenth century were a “big tent” denomination. Differences persisted, but they were handled with charity.

Baptists and Preaching: Lessons from Sprague’s Annals of the American Baptist Pulpit

By Caleb Morell | 02.26.2021

When it comes to preaching, pastors should heed the wisdom of our Baptist forefathers.

Three Lessons on Church Size from the Westminster Assembly

By Caleb Morell | 11.06.2020

According to the Westminster Divines, church size depends on at least three things.

What Can a 424-Year-Old Book Teach Us about the Conscience?

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

What can a 424-year-old book teach us about the conscience? And why does it matter for us today?

Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Movements, by Steve Addison

Review by Caleb Morell | 08.27.2020

Addison’s proposal may create movements of “churches” that burn hot and fast, but I fear that they will not last.

What Did DC Churches Do When the Spanish Flu Struck Again?

By Caleb Morell | 05.11.2020

Contrary to all expectations, the closing of churches for the month of October in 1918 did not result in decline and ruin, but in revitalization and growth.

How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918

By Caleb Morell | 03.12.2020

The influenza of 1918 provides an example of how churches in Washington DC responded to a public health crisis and government orders to close churches

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

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