Category: History

In Defense of Fr. Junipero Serra

In last week’s address to the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis brought an eloquent and powerful sermon to the halls of…

“David Livingstone, the Abolitionist, I Presume”

I must confess, the only things I knew about David Livingstone prior to this past month was his quest for…

Pope John Paul II’s Generous Orthodoxy

To end this series on the excellent book Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas we will…

How William Wilberforce Changed the Western World, Pt 2

To continue the story of William Wilberforce from the previous post, William felt that God called him to suppress the…

How Jackie Robinson Confronted Injustice

The first figure I wanted to highlight from Eric Metaxas book Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness is a great…

Why I’m Not A Fundie

All fundamentalists are typically evangelical but not all evangelicals are fundamentalists. Did you catch that?  Not everyone who call themselves…

Only Four Gospels?

The early 20th Century had a lot of controversy.  The Evolutionary Theory seemed to knock people off guard and the…

Dealing with Fundamentalism and Contradictions

Christianity is a religion that is filled with tension.  Creation is essentially good (see Genesis 1 and 2), yet existentially…

From The Shadows To The Public Square

When we last left our heroes, it seemed like the American Church was in complete disarray.  Hopefully you weren’t give…

When Fundamentalists Were Born

This month, Wisdom Wednesdays will veer into the rise of Fundamentalism.  There will be some historical exploration in addition to…

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