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 Pease Field Fight and the Providence of God

7 Nov
The Pilgrims of Plymouth and their Puritan comrades of Massachusetts Bay had founded their colonies in the midst of the vast, trackless, New England wilderness. We are all familiar with the desolation of the Pilgrim community during that first fateful...
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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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The Faith of Samson Occom

29 Oct
The center point of Christianity in the Thirteen Colonies before the First Great Awakening was the Puritanism of New England. When we examine early Puritanism in America we tend to examine several particular figures such as John Winthrop, Increase and...
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A Divine Right?

23 Oct
We can tend to neglect to study English history when we focus on early American history but it is imperative that we know what happened in England during the seventeenth century so we can better understand what happened in North...
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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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The Fire That Made America

16 Sep
Jonathan Edwards once said, “I assert that nothing comes to pass without a cause.” That indeed was true of the American Revolution. What things caused the Revolutionary War? Interestingly enough, a movement that Jonathan Edwards was a part of can...
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Half-Way Covenants, Compromise and What-Not

4 Sep
It was 1662 and things were changing in New England. The traditional Puritan society, with its strong emphasis on the Bible and God-fearing life, was in decline and instead a materialistic society was emerging in its place. The Puritan’s children...
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Profiles of Great Americans: John Adams

12 Aug
“I must study politics and war that my sons might that’ve the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” So said John Adams, our second President, a founding father and on of the most selfless public servants America has ever seen....
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