International History in Film


Movies, VHS, DVD, TV, and Theatre

Movies have moved beyond entertainment. Today the best are informative, op-ed, history, or literature. Citing dramatic license and composite characters, filmmakers may or may not get the story accurate—sometimes even historians and talking heads don’t get the story right. Continue reading

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American History in Film


Movies, VHS, DVD, TV, and Theatre

Movies have moved beyond entertainment. Today the best are informative, op-ed, history, or literature. Citing dramatic license and composite characters, filmmakers may or may not get the story accurate—sometimes even historians and talking heads don’t get the story right. Continue reading

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Should Christians Bear Arms?

2nd Amendment

“This charge I commit to you … that you … might war a good warfare” (1 Timothy 1:18).

Can a Christian be an armed soldier? an armed lawman? an armed security guard? I would’ve thought that was settled with Sergeant York (1941). Continue reading

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Taking a Knee

“Take a knee in the blood-drenched sands of Fallujah in 110° heat. Trade in your pads for a Kevlar helmet and battle dress….You’ll have to stay hydrated, but there won’t be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. And watch out for those IEDs when you take a knee. I am done with the NFL.” ~Anonymous

Do you know who really dislikes NFL players taking a knee? The military. Veterans. With cause. Continue reading

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A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

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License to Drive

From Arts and Culture:

I recently learned about a new anti-government movement called traveling, or “the right to travel.” Included in that phrase is the so-called “right” to drive – without a valid license. Adherents of this movement claim that the right to travel, i.e. drive, is a vital part of sovereignty, “as fundamental to our existence as the right […] Continue reading →

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Prestonwood: Pedophile Justice

Consider the Lilies

“Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:6 (KJV)[1]

I’m a long-time fan of Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, Texas), pastored by Dr. Jack Graham. The choir’s orchestrated renditions of songs like “Fill this Temple,” “This Blood,” and “You are Worthy” are majestic. No one else can lead me into worshipful awe. So when I learned yesterday about a sex scandal at the church, I was floored.

john-langworthy prestonwoodIn 1989, John Langworthy, a youth music minister at Prestonwood, was fired “due to an allegation of impropriety” with teenage boys. But instead of reporting Langworthy to the police, Prestonwood conducted its own private investigation with victims, which is illegal. Why? Texas state law (1971-now) “require[s] professionals – including clergy – to report…

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