In the early 1740s, a young printer in Philadelphia reached an agreement with an itinerant preacher from England to print his sermons and journals. Historians say the agreement made Benjamin Franklin rich and George Whitefield famous.

With Franklin’s assistance in the printed word, Whitefield’s preaching sparked a spiritual flame that ignited Colonial America. In his autobiography, Franklin noted he couldn’t walk down the streets of Philadelphia in the evening without hearing families singing Christian hymns.

Bill Tinsley reflects on current events and life experience from a faith perspective. Visit www.tinsleycenter.com. Email bill@tinsleycenter.com.

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