Category Archives: History

What Iraq Teaches Us About Cultural Transformation

As ISIS marches through Iraq and Baghdad prepares for battle, the world is asking, “Whence the hard-won gains of intervention by the US and its allies?”  The growing crisis presents opportunity for plenty of rumination and reflection; not all of it helpful. … Continue reading

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A Salute to C.S. Lewis on the 50th Anniversary of His Death

  Most of our readers are familiar with the writer and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis. November 22 is the 50th anniversary of his death. Lewis died the same day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Stories of the more famous death … Continue reading

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John Calvin on Discipling the Nations

Most Christians have heard the name John Calvin, one of the leading Protestant reformers. Not as many know the scope of his influence on the city of Geneva, the nation of Switzerland, and all of Europe and the West. The legacy of … Continue reading

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Erosion of TRUTH: Could America Become a Source of Terror?

Truth, not merely common sense, was the bedrock of America’s founding. But a long slide from the former to the latter has eroded much of the founders’ original set of intentions. That’s the argument by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi in … Continue reading

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How an ORDINARY PERSON Shaped History

History is built by ordinary people. Last September we published The BERLIN WALL and the Unlikely Power of A Monday Church. The post described the role of Pastor Christian Fuhrer and his Saint Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in triggering the fall … Continue reading

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A Bigot by Today’s Standard?

What does Abraham Lincoln have to teach us about tolerance? Some years ago I heard a Christian leader relate a conversation he’d had with his son upon his graduation from public high school. “What values were you taught?” he asked … Continue reading

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The Atheists Who Honored the Bible

I recently witnessed an unlikely scene: the Bible exalted by an atheist government! While driving down Nyezalyezhnastsi Boulevard to the international airport in Minsk, Belarus, we encountered a feast for the eyes, the just-completed National Library of Belarus. An intriguing statue stood near … Continue reading

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Christmas Wonders of the Kingdom

We are happy to offer this excellent Christmas reflection by Bob Lupton. Wise men, from the east. That’s how Matthew described them. Magi, leaders of sufficient import to gain a personal audience with Herod the Great. Three of them plus … Continue reading

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The 2012 Election: Has America Reached a Tipping Point?

Many people have identified the 2012 election as a tipping point in America, a point after which we live in a different country. If this is true, it’s not because of one election. The election is simply the manifestation of … Continue reading

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The BERLIN WALL and the Unlikely Power of A Monday Church

On November 9th, 1989 the Berlin Wall was breached, its first sections sundered by freedom-longing East Germans. With the rest of the world, I watched in rapt attention. Like many, I had prayed for this moment, that the people of … Continue reading

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