Category Archives: History

QUOTE (Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson) – Jan 21

Civil War The film Gods and Generals (2003) tells the story of Gen Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The special features explains that Stonewall Jackson was such a Christian (Presbyterian) he wouldn’t do anything on Sunday, even read the newspaper. Gen Richard Stoddert … Continue reading

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A Stony Field*

Ecclesiology Anthropology USA Guest Writer Ernest B Gordon “Humanism, man beginning only from himself, had destroyed the old basis of values, and could find no way to generate with certainty any new values. In the resulting vacuum the impoverished values … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Cost of Discipleship

Christian Thinkers “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was born into an aristocratic family. His father was an eminent psychiatrist, who taught at the University of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare in an Alien Culture

Reflections on the National Day of Prayer “Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking … Continue reading

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The Fatherless

Absent Dads, Working Moms, Single-Parent Homes, and the Blame Game “The thinker makes a great mistake when he asks after cause and effect. They both together make up the indivisible phenomenon.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sunday, 17 June 2012, was … Continue reading

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The Politics of Virginia

“Traveling through Virginia, the oldest, largest, and wealthiest of the American colonies and the single most powerful influence on the early United States, is a nonstop history lesson.” ~Rough Guides After provisional capitals in Annapolis, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, Trenton … Continue reading

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The Black Hawk War*

USA Guest Writer Willard W Glazier “My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the … Continue reading

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