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National Bible Week

Bible, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living, Christian Witness, November, Schedule Post, Social Theology

Sunday before — Sunday after Thanksgiving National Bible Week The reading of the Bible was abruptly interrupted over the NBC radio network in 1941 when world-changing events began to transpire. Seldom in the history of America was Scripture needed to comfort and bring hope as it was needed that day. Yet, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the significance of the beginning of National Bible Week is almost, for many Americans, a matter of historical amnesia. Like so many, many other moments in American history, Christians were presented with a reason to be proud of their heritage....Read more... Read more... -->

George Washington and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic

November Articles, Social Theology

November 11, 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic Arch Street Wharf The year 1793 was one of the worst in history for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It had been one of hottest and driest that folks in Philadelphia could ever remember. The dirty river stank unbearably, and the city was infested with swarms of flies and mosquitoes. Death laid its hand upon the city, making itself known first at the Arch Street Wharf.1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic On August 19th, the plague that raged within the city was diagnosed by one of its doctors as yellow fever. For one hundred days and nights,...Read more... Read more... -->

Alvin York, Christian Hero

American History, Christian History, Christian Witness, Social Theology

October 8, 1918 Alvin York captured 132 German soldiers Every individual is buried in the shadow of his decisions. This fact was never more glaring to me than when I stood with some of my family members a number of years ago at the graveside of Alvin York, noted World War I veteran. I had learned that he had come to the difficult decision to leave his pacifistic scruples behind him while struggling with the issue on a mountainside that cradled his small community of Pall Mall, Tennessee. The locals knew the yellow door-like rock formation where Alvin had gone to make his decision as the...Read more... Read more... -->

Veterans’ Day

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Witness, November, Social Theology

November 11, 1918 Armistice ends World War I In the United States, Veterans’ Day is usually observed on November 11. If this date occurs on a Sunday, usually the following Monday is employed as the day of observance. If the eleventh should fall on a Saturday, it may be observed that day or the beginning of the following week. 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...Read more... Read more... -->

Columbus Day

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Witness, October, Social Theology

October 12, 1492 Columbus’ arrival in the Americas Christian explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, is annually remembered on the second Monday of October. After a long voyage at sea, Columbus set foot on land in the Bahamas and subsequently established Spanish rule in Hispaniola. Columbus’ Journal of the First Voyage to America clearly demonstrates that the explorer saw his mission as one that was to win souls for Christ. Under Spanish control, however, Hispaniola was greatly exploited; yet, Columbus’ original intent was not the...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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