History

Bonhoeffer — The Cost of Discipleship

Bonhoeffer — The Cost of Discipleship

on October 17, 2020, 7:02 AM / in History, Religion

Eric Metaxas is the author of four New York Times Best Sellers, including Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Named “Book of the Year” by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), it has sold over one million copies in 19 languages. It is ranked #21 on Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of all time. Host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally-syndicated […]

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Pardon Power

on October 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A few discerning readers noticed that the two events I cited in yesterday’s note (the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an 1823 letter from James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson) actually occurred on today’s date, not October 16. Forgive me of that lapse. I was in San Francisco for the 1989 “Bay Bridge” World […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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October 17th in History

October 17th in History

on October 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew of Crete Catervus François-Isidore Gagelin (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) Ignatius of Antioch Marguerite Marie Alacoque (formerly) Rule of Andrew Richard Gwyn October 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National […]

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Power Concentrating: Warnings of Federal Deep-State Despotism

Power Concentrating: Warnings of Federal Deep-State Despotism

on October 16, 2020, 6:38 AM / in History

American Minute with Bill Federer Yale President Ezra Stiles stated in 1783: “Most states of all ages … have been founded in rapacity, usurpation and injustice … The Nimrods … (were) the first invading tyrants of the ancient ages … The spirit of conquest had changed the first governments … All succeeding ones have in general proved one continued series […]

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Quote for Today

on October 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

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Constitutional Convention? Caveat Emptor

Constitutional Convention? Caveat Emptor

on October 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

The Law of Unintended Consequences “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796) The “law of unintended consequences” is […]

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William Penn’s Pennsylvania “God … will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation”

William Penn’s Pennsylvania “God … will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation”

on October 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

After Columbus discovered the New World, Spain grew in power to surpass Portugal as the largest global empire, giving rise the saying, the sun never set on the Spanish Empire. From Madrid, the Spanish Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ruled territories in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and all the way to the Philippines. Catholic Spain was instrumental in beating back the attacks of the Muslim […]

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Ipswich Town F.C.

Ipswich Town F.C.

on October 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Ipswich Town F.C. has a long history as an English association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Founded on 16 October 1878, they have played at Portman Road, their home stadium, since 1884. They won their first trophy in the 1886–87 season over Ipswich School in the Suffolk Challenge Cup. The team played amateur football until 1936 when they turned professional […]

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October 16th in History

October 16th in History

on October 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Air Force Day (Bulgaria) Boss’s Day (United States and Canada) Ada Lovelace Day (International) Christian Feast Day: Fortunatus of Casei Gall Gerard Majella Hedwig of Andechs Marguerite Marie Alacoque Marie-Marguerite d’Youville […]

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October is the Month of The Queen of Heaven

on October 15, 2020, 8:44 AM / in History, Religion

By Anna Von Reitz She has been known and worshiped under many names: Ishtar, Ashtar, Astarte, Isis, Cybele, Sybil, Ashtoreth, Semiramis, and yes, Columbia, as in District of Columbia. Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, was a slightly modified version of The Queen of Heaven — a more intellectual and academic interpretation of “Her Holiness”. From stone reliefs in the […]

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Desmond Doss, the Pacifist Who Went to War

Desmond Doss, the Pacifist Who Went to War

on October 15, 2020, 8:38 AM / in History

H/T to Bill War movie buffs have probably already seen Mel Gibson’s movie, Hacksaw Ridge, about Seventh-day Adventist Desmond Doss, who received the Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms. We’d like to honor this unlikely hero by taking a look at the real life Desmond Doss. Desmond Thomas Doss was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1919. During the […]

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Quote for Today

on October 15, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“God gave us a world unfinished so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation. He left oil in Trenton rock. He left electricity. He left the rivers unbridged and the mountains untrailed. He left the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. He left the laboratories unopened. He left the diamonds uncut. He gave us the challenge of […]

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October 15th in History

October 15th in History

on October 15, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays around the World Christian Feast Day: Saint Teresa of Ávila (Doctor of Church) Saint Hedwig of Silesia Saint Thecla of Kitzingen October 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National Tree Planting Day (Sri […]

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Quote for Today

on October 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

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Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

on October 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By David Deming There’s hardly a more forgettable holiday than the innocuous and poorly observed Columbus Day. Celebrated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of the Western hemisphere by Christopher Columbus and the beginning of European colonization.  Ironically, this obscure date has evolved into the most controversial and politicized of all holidays. There […]

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October 14th in History

October 14th in History

on October 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Angadrisma Fortunatus of Todi Joseph Schereschewsky (Episcopal Church (USA)) Pope Callixtus I October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Intercession of the Theotokos Day of the Cathedral of Living Pillar […]

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An interesting position to be in…..

on October 13, 2020, 7:42 AM / in History

“The Federal Reserve … is in the position of the chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl removed just when the party was really warming up.”  William McChesney Martin, the ninth and longest running Chairman of the Federal Reserve

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The Angel of Auschwitz

The Angel of Auschwitz

on October 13, 2020, 7:26 AM / in History

Beyond Band of Brothers Forced into an inhumane situation, Gisella Perl saved women’s lives by performing abortions on them Gisella Perl was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in 1907 in the town of Máramarossziget (located in present-day Romania). She graduated from high school as the first in her class, even though she was the only girl and the only […]

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Quote for Today

on October 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“[W]e should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections. If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice […]

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