Category Archive: Christianity

Quote: John Bunyan – Winter Experiences Bear Fruit

“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.” –John Bunyan, Author of Pilgrim’s Progress   Image credit     John Bunyan (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim’s …

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Peter Marshall: A Prayer For The Nation

To Thy glory was this Republic established. For the advancement of the Christian faith did the Founding Fathers give their life’s heritage, passed down to us. We would pray that all over this land there may be a return to the faith of those men and women who trusted God as they faced the perils …

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The Nature Of Two World Views – A Creator or Darwin?

  ” Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south? Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high? ” Job 39: 26, 27         The amazing slow motion video of an owl in flight shown below reminds us of two …

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The First Prayer In The Continental Congress 1774

  ” Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. “ –Psalm 35: 1 & 2, King David of Israel A Psalm of David appealing to God for deliverance and victory over his …

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A Tribute To Ronald Reagan On His 101st Birthday

    Today February 6, 2012 marks what would be the 101st birthday of President Ronald Reagan. Phil Boehmke writes a good blog entry at American Thinker about Reagan’s oft stated philosophy of the nature of government, not at all unlike that of the majority of the nation’s founders – “Reagan 101”. In this critical …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Safe In The Arms Of Jesus’ – 1868

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Faith Forced Out Of American Politics – License Waxes, Liberty Wanes

  Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with …

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This Day In History – December 11

  If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me! ~George Macaulay Trevelyan     Ancient History 361 – Julian the Apostate “The Last Pagan” enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the …

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This Day In History – November 11

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff       Ancient History 308 – Roman Emperor emeritus Diocletian attempts order in the Empire At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Trust And Obey’ – 1886

    Trust And Obey During the latter quarter of the 19th century the United States was caught up in a period of social and religious change. The wrenching War Between the States was twenty years in memory, the nation was going through a period of mending, healing and improving itself. What is known as …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing’ – 1758

  Both the words and music are of English authors. But the song has been a favorite of generations of Americans drawn by the song’s expression of longing for God’s presence, forgiveness of sin, fount of “every blessing”.     Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing ..is a Christian hymn written by the 18th century …

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