Category Archives: History

A Thought for the Fourth of July

One of the great purposes of constitutions in Republics and Democracies is to protect the rights of minorities. The U.S. Constitution has done an admirable job of doing that. For over 200 years, in a world filled with ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading

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Samuel Miller’s Pastoral Theology

My own first contact with Samuel Miller, Old Princeton’s Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, came many years ago when I read an essay that had a quote from his “Presbyterianism The Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the … Continue reading

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The Five Reasons for the Collapse of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

The British Historian Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was no fan of the Christian faith, but his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still worthy of being read, particularly because of his insights into the reasons for the collapse … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the 21 Christian Martyrs Murdered by IS Who Died with the Name of their Savior, Jesus, on their Lips

Romans 8:28 assures us “that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” and so when I saw the way my Egyptian brothers in Christ were called upon … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About The Current Moment in World History

We live in an age of transition. Just as the Pax Britannica and the British Empire that had dominated the world stage during the 19th century came to an end in the early years of the 20th century, so too … Continue reading

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Dear Atheists, Actually it’s NOT a Bronze Age Book

If there is one popular phrase used by atheists to criticize the bible that I’m heartily tired of reading it’s calling the bible a “Bronze Age Book.” There are two reasons I’m tired of it: 1) It’s Grossly Inaccurate: The … Continue reading

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