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American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Witness, July, Social Theology
ListenIn September 1774, the first Congress of the American colonies was convened to address the refusal of King George III and the British Parliament to grant to the American colonists their rights as British citizens. At this Congress and the one that followed, no talk of separation from Britain was entertained. The question was one of how to secure the rights that were theirs under English law. A Second Continental Congress assembled in May 1775. This Congress made provision for a temporary general government, an army, and appointed George Washington as commander-in-chief of the army....Read more... Read more... -->
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... -->
National Day of Prayer
American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Witness, May, Schedule Post, Social Theology
ListenThe National Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday of May. For more information on this important national event, navigate to the National Day of Prayer website by clicking this message box. Celebrating Our Christian Heritage! We are a user supported non-profit organization. Your small gift is tax-deductible and will go a long way to help us meet our operating budget — and it is vital, because America deserves to know its true heritage. Please contribute today! Click to donate Related Reading Christian Living in MarchChristian Calendar (Holidays) | Christian Living Articles |...Read more... Read more... -->
How Judicial Activism Silences “The People”
American History, American Judiciary, Christian History, Christian Witness, Social Theology
ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:The JudiciaryAt the beginning of the twenty-first century, American government appears to have become little more than a judicial oligarchy, with liberal judges and other members of jurisprudence demanding to have the final say on matters of local, state, and national government. On Friday, May 9, 2014, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Arkansas’ voter-approved ban on gay marriage to be “unconstitutional.” Though legal rankling ensued the following week, by the end of that week, Arkansas’ fate was sealed—by 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... -->