Tag Archives: History

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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Into Freedom or Bondage … Which Way the West?

Many Western societies, though founded on biblical worldview and principles, are now considered post-Christian. Europe is utterly atheistic; the United States is following suit. Sadly, the modern West lives in the present. Many Christians today function from near memory. They … Continue reading

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Freedom Born in a Black Tower

My good friend Bryan Barrett recently put me on to a story I had never read: the Tower of the Black Cloister. In this tower, the history of the world turned a profound corner. Most people view the Reformation as … Continue reading

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The Root of the Disaster in Haiti

On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of Northern California. 63 people were killed. The earthquake that struck Haiti was also magnitude 7.0, but current estimates are that between 45,000 and 50,000 people have died. … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest

“Letting Gravity Do Its Work” by Mike Metzger of the Clapham Institute is an excellent article about God’s passion for the lost, and how if we will do our best to help all people flourish God will do His work … Continue reading

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More on the new Truth and Transformation

The following is the foreword to Vishal Mangalwadi’s new and most important book yet—Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, written by Dr. Art Lindsley of the C.S. Lewis Institute: Many have spoken and written on the crisis of … Continue reading

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More Hope for Africa

Time Magazine just came out with its annual list of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” One trend that stood out for me was “Africa, Business Destination.” I try to keep pace with development trends affecting the continent, but … Continue reading

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Top Scholars Confirm Truth of Christianity

This is a great article I’ve just finished reading titled Top Scholars Confirm the Truth of Christianity. The gentleman interviewed, Ted Baehr, is an acquaintance of my mentor, Darrow Miller. Ted is an inspiration for many reasons as he is … Continue reading

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Challenging Movie Clip: Volition

I have not seen a film in a long time that has effected me so strongly.  In 15 minutes, this film (titled Volition) explores the choices of action and inaction at three major points in history. Our world truly makes … Continue reading

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MLK, Obama’s Inauguration, & the Bible

I have not been able to catch up with all of Vishal Mangalwadi’s new videos on YouTube.  However, out of those that I have watched, the one below is the best!  It talks about the rhetoric of “change” and “hope” … Continue reading

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