In November 2014, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. George Marsden about his book The Twilight of the American Enlightenment. In this book, Dr. Marsden explores the state of American culture and popular philosophy during the 1950s. He reappraises the debates of the time, showing how American culture continues to be shaped by the […]
Should Christians care about monarchy? This month the UK has a unique celebration. Queen Elizabeth II, who began her reign in 1952, becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. She surpasses the long reign of Queen Victoria (63 years and 7 months). One of the questions that people will be asking is, “Which monarch […]
Singing with the Pilgrims: The “Old Hundredth” Do you ever wonder what songs the American Pilgrims sang? I know one of them. It is probably the only one still printed in some of our hymnbooks. It’s called the “Old Hundredth” and it may have been sung at the first Thanksgiving! Let’s back up. One of […]
Early in November many churches around the country observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Hebrews 13.3 says, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body.” The verse speaks of early Christians who were in prison […]
“We are subject to the men who rule over us, but subject only in the Lord. If they command anything against him, let us not pay the least regard to it.” Book Four, Calvin’s Institutes “I fix all the blame of these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians.” So one colonist loyal to King George wrote to […]
Cities have spiritual temperatures. So suggests a recent joint study from the Barna Group and the American Bible Society which ranked 100 cities on their “Bible mindedness.” http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-bible-minded-cities-2014/ Now let’s back up. We know from the Bible that cities have spiritual temperatures. Babylon was a city-state in Mesopotamia which destroyed Jerusalem. It came to personify […]
Below are new episodes of the TAKE 5 series on the subject of “The Importance of Pastors”, which airs weekdays on WTLN 950 AM Radio at 6:55 am & 5:55 pm. For more information visit rts.edu/takefive.