On Today in Church His-Story (Episode 30) we consider the legacy of the Puritan preacher, Increase Mather, who died on this day in 1723. Mather was a modern day prophet, calling New Englander’s to Christ. He sought revival and believed that many of those with Christian roots were not believers since they were incapable of making credible professions of faith. Later he endorsed less restrictions for admitting people into church membership. We consider what all this means for us today in this podcast.