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How John Calvin Changed the Smelliest City of Europe

John Calvin was one of the Protestant reformers In the early 1500’s, Geneva was called “the smelliest city of Europe.” The walls of the city were in disrepair, the people were poor, and families were falling apart. The condition of the church was deplorable. Proof? Priests operated houses of prostitution. The people

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A Fundamentally Transformed America

In the previous post, The Meaning of America, I attempted to distill a list of the core ideas and values that gave rise to our distinctly American culture—that uniquely American way of doing things that was eloquently described by de Tocqueville in the 1830s and is still recognizable today. I called this “the

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The Meaning of America

What does it mean to be an American? I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this recently.  Unlike most nations, America* is not defined by a shared ethnicity. We come from all over the world. Some are recent arrivals, others have lived here for hundreds of years, and some

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Sign of a New Reformation?

Could a new reformation be on the horizon? We often talk about and pray for much needed revival, a movement of God that would lead to reformation in the West. We speak of a post-Christian world, a post-modern world. We are watching what happens to societies that sever their Judeo-Christian

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