The Multigenerational Leadership of John Witherspoon

20 Oct
As we excitedly explore the pages of American history we meet a vast variety of characters. Some are “good guys”, a few are “bad guys” and others are simply “Americans”. We can learn much from these characters and their stories....
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Profiles of Great Americans: Hiram Revels

25 Aug
American history is a menagerie of episodes both patriotic and less-than-desirable. Our history is a saga of both slavery and freedom, justice and oppression. It is a story of Jim Crows and Martin Luther Kings. All in all, while American...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Stonewall Jackson

21 Jul
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the greatest and most virtuous commanders in the Civil War. He led his men valiantly and fearlessly and left a legacy of great nobility and honor. Despite the fact that Jackson fought under the...
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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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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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Profiles of Great Americans: Noah Webster

30 Oct
Noah Webster is called the “Father of American Education” today and indeed he was the primary founder of the educational system of the early Republic. Webster firmly believed in God and he believed that the best education a child could...
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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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