A Tale of Two Revolutions

2 Apr
The Declaration of Independence is presented to the Continental Congress, 1776
In 1776, American colonists declared independence from Great Britain. Under twenty years later, the French deposed their king and guillotined him and his wife. The American and French Revolutions were close chronologically but radically different in nature. While the American...
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“To Inherit the Wind…”

17 Dec
Today, we are living in a post-Christian culture. Despite what we may want to believe about our society, we have collectively abandoned God and confined him to the “private sector”. How did this come to be? How did we regress...
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Squanto and the Providence of God

27 Nov
It would not be appropriate to let Thanksgiving pass without writing about the history of this particular holiday. We all know the general story. We know that the Pilgrims came from England on the Mayflower to escape religious persecution from...
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The Reformation and the American Revolution

31 Oct
The world changed on October 31, 1517. That day, at about noon, a young German theologian named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This action set in motion a series of...
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De Tocqueville’s Insights (Pt. 2)

21 Oct
A while ago I posted about Alexis de Tocqueville, his journey to America in 1831 and some of his observations about the early United States. I decided to write a follow-up with some quotes from his book “Democracy in America”....
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America’s Founding Fathers on Morality in Government

9 Oct
“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” –John Adams “If “Thou shalt not covet,” and “Thou shalt not steal,” were not...
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God, King and Country

7 Oct
The Mayflower Compact is one of our nation’s founding documents and it was foundational in the settlement of Plymouth Plantation, one of the first English colonies in North America. It was signed aboard the Mayflower by the Pilgrims in 1620...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Benjamin Rush

5 Oct
“Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.” So said a man who knew what learning was all about: Benjamin Rush. Rush was a thinker of the American Enlightenment, a ground-breaking doctor...
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Christian Foundations of American Education

30 Sep
“Cursed be all learning contrary to the cross of Christ.” Those were the words of Reverend John Witherspoon, one of our founding fathers and the President of Princeton between 1768 to 1794. The truth is, Christianity had a dynamic impact...
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Resistance to Tyrants…

23 Sep
Some are willing to acknowledge the part that Christian principles played in the foundation of our nation and government but would they be so bold to believe that the American Revolution itself was a Christian movement? I believe in some...
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