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The Christian Origin of the Red Cross
Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Ethics, Christian Living, Christian Witness, June Articles, May Articles, Social Theology
ListenJune 24, 1859 Battle of Solferino, Italy Like so many institutions, organizations, and benevolent agencies, the Red Cross had its origin in the Christian Faith. As noted below in the brief thumbnail sketch, the Christian faith of banker and businessman, Henry Dunant, was the impetus behind the compassion that has been and continues to be extended to millions around the world. The warm Christian hearts of his parents touched their own community but flowed more intensely through their son to a deeply troubled and hurting world.Red CrossChristian Origin of the Red Cross Article...Read more... Read more... -->
The Christian Origin of Mother’s Day
Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), May Articles
Listen Second Sunday of May United States annual observance of Mother’s Day One of the many proofs of America’s Christian origin and development is the history of her holidays. Though secularists and the irreligious have in recent decades both denied and denounced America’s Christian origin, overwhelming evidence demonstrates this Christian influence. At a time when human relationships in America and around the world are confused and conflicting, observance of God’s original design will always prove to be a blessing to the individual, the family, the church, the...Read more... Read more... -->
Hymn Story by George Beverly Shea
April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living, History of Hymns, Music
Listen April 16, 2013 George Beverly Shea Passes Away Though known to millions, George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013) never forgot, nor was ashamed of his humble Christian upbringing. Years ago, our family began to observe the practice of reading a history of a hymn for family devotions. It was our custom to select a hymn story on Saturday evening, in part to prepare our hearts for the Lord’s Day. It was my desire to acquaint our children with the glorious heritage of the Christianity that began with the ancient Church and has continued for more than 2,000 years. The...Read more... Read more... -->
Robert Bateman—The Minister That Inspired the Titanic
Christian Biography, Christian Witness
ListenApril 15, 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg April 14th and sunk early April 15th. It is not to unbelief that the human spirit flees when menaced by life’s darkest specters. Near midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg and slipped beneath the dark waters of the frigid North Atlantic. For nearly two-and-a-half hours, Titanic was slowly being devoured by its watery grave, then suddenly—as the water reached open hatches and grates on the deck—its demise greatly quickened.Robert Bateman On Sunday evening April 14, Rev. Robert Bateman—a passenger on...Read more... Read more... -->
Ben-Hur: A Christian Triumph
Christian Biography, Christian Living, Devotional Literature
ListenIn the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. there resides a full-body statue of General Lew Wallace, Civil War hero and author of the literary classic, Ben Hur. The story behind the composition of this time-honored classic is one worthy of being rehearsed on a regular basis, and no season of the year is more fitting for its telling than the Easter season. One of the traditions our family shared when our children were younger was the viewing of Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur around the Easter season. The conversion of the main character, Ben-Hur, at the...Read more... Read more... -->