Category Archives: History

Is Dr. King’s Dream Dead?

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important speeches in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech given on the Washington Mall on August 28, 1963. It marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and it had such galvanizing power because it called America back… Continue Reading

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (11 Dec. 1918 – 3 Aug. 2008), Russian dissident under Communist rule, novelist (won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970), and historian who shone a light on Communist oppression through the Gulags, died five years ago today. In 1983, Solzhenitsyn gave an address on the occasion of winning the Templeton Prize for… Continue Reading

Quotes From the Founding Fathers

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happines. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor… Continue Reading

Christmas Eve Truce of 1914: Peace, for a Night

Following is a fascinating story as told by Private Frederick W. Heath and reprinted by Alan Nothnagle of how World War One stopped on Christmas Eve almost 100 years ago and there was "Peace on Earth," at least for one night, in the trenches of France where the Germans, French, and British had been previously slaughtering… Continue Reading

The Apology of Aristides, Fasting, and the Lifestyles of Early Christians

At LIFE Group this past Friday night, we were sitting outside by the fire and talking about prayer and fasting and how the discipline of fasting has a two-fold objective, which is to put away distractions and dependencies to bring us to God and then to give ourselves away to others.  Gabe Posey, a member… Continue Reading