1914 - 1918 World War I

1929 Great Depression begins in the U.S.

1933 - 1944 Rise of Nazism in Germany

1935 Oswald Chamber's book My Utmost for His Highest published post-mortem

1939 - 1945 World War II

 1942 Wycliffe Bible Translators founded by William Cameron Townsend with the goal of making a translation of the Bible in every living language in the world.

1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer pastor and leader of the underground church of Germany martyred

1947 Dead Sea Scrolls found

1949 First Billy Graham Crusade, held in Los Angeles, CA

1949 - 1954 C.S. Lewis writes The Chronicles of Narnia

1950 All missionaries are forced to leave China

1952 U.S. Congress designates a National Day of Prayer

1952 Revised Standard Version

1965 Amplified Bible

1963 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a civil rights march in Washington, D.C.

1966 Jerusalem Bible

1967 Israel recaptures Jerusalem

1970 New American Bible

1970 Hal Lindsey writes the book Late Great Planet Earth.

1970's Jesus Movement

The Postmodern Church

New American Standard Bible

1971 The Living Bible

1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case rules in favor of legalizing abortion

1974 Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization

1976 The Good News Bible

1977 Focus on the Family founded by James Dobson

1978 New International Version

1979 Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress in the world

1982 New King James Version

1989 New Revised Standard Version

1990 - 1991 Gulf War

1995 Updated New American Standard Bible

1999 Columbine Shooting  

2001 English Standard Version

2001 On September 11 - terrorist suicide bombers attack the United States in New York, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania

2002 The Message

2003 Dan Brown writes The Da Vinci Code, made into a film in 2006; both the book and the film are criticized because of historical inaccuracy of the life of Jesus and history of the early Church.

2004 Holman Christian Standard Version

2004 Updated New Living Translation

2004 The film Passion of the Christ is released

2005 Death of Pope John Paul II, election of Pope Benedict XVI

2006 Together for the Gospel inaugural conference

2008 ESV Study Bible published

2009 The Gospel Coalition inaugural conference

2010 The Lausanne Movement will hold the Third Congress on World Evangelisation in Cape Town, South Africa, 16-25 October 2010