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The Best Thanksgiving Ever!

The Best Thanksgiving Ever!

“Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.” –Bob Marley 1977 “Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent foure men on fowling; so that we might after a more speciall manner rejoyce together, after ...

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Thanksgiving: A Uniquely American Tradition

Thanksgiving: A Uniquely American Tradition

The uniquely American tradition of observing a special day of Thanksgiving to God dates to long before the colonies became a nation. Though it did not become an official holiday until 1863 at the proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving existed ...

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The Blessing of Wilderness

The Blessing of Wilderness

When the children of Israel came out of Egypt, God led them through the wilderness. There they faced hunger and thirst, weariness, and battle (Ex. 15—17). The wilderness was to be a short-term boot camp for that generation. But when Israel refused to enter the Promised Land, God sent His people back into the wilderness to wander for forty long years until the whole Exodus generation dropped dead—all except Joshua and Caleb (Num. 14). But what proved a graveyard for the older generation...

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The Amazing History Of The King James Bible

The Amazing History Of The King James Bible

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorized Version of Scripture, the King James Bible. Of course, King James Stuart of England didn’t do the translating. He did, however, arrange for one of the most skilled, educated group of translators ever assembled to translate the Old and New Testaments from the Hebrew and Greek. This translation project had been suggested by Puritan leaders, together with a number of other reforms, but James acted only on this one. His motives for ordering and ...

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Facing Giants

Facing Giants

Every culture represents a hope, or a loss of hope… Civilizations crumble when men lose hope. —Rousas J. Rushdoony, Revolt Against Maturity (1977) In war there is no substitute for victory. —General Douglas MacArthur Giants in the Earth We usually ...

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The Greatest Bargain in American History

The Greatest Bargain in American History

As the new century approached, President Thomas Jefferson faced a serious dilemma. Napoleon Bonaparte’s aggression made it apparent that New Orleans, essential to international trade, and the Mississippi River, which was critical for national and international commerce, might soon be ...

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All Hallows’ Eve

All Hallows’ Eve

He chose the eve of All Saints’ Day…because this was one of the most frequented feasts, and attracted professors, students, and people from all directions to the church, which was filled with relics. —Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church ...

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The Bible and the American Frontier

The Bible and the American Frontier

American expansion was relentless after the American Revolution.  From 1776 to 1850, settlers pushed into the Mississippi River Valley and then set their sights on Texas and beyond. As they moved outward, citizens in the original colonies felt a duty ...

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Scapegoats and Atonement

Scapegoats and Atonement

“Sister,” she said, “What’s wrong? I mean about me…. Why do they call me the Accursed?” —Psyche in C. S. Lewis’s Til We Have Faces (1956) “It is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and ...

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