History

The Biblical Canon

It is interesting to learn how the books of the Bible, The Cannon, were determined. Sometime between AD 156 and 172 a man named Montanus appeared in Asia Minor. He and his two prophetesses, Prisca and Maximilla, went about prophesying… Read More ›

O Holy Night

One of the most cherished Christmas songs we sing each year is “O Holy Night”. It has an interesting history. In 1847, in a French village, the local priest asked the local wine commissioner, Placide Cappeau, a not-very-religious man, to… Read More ›

Woodrow Wilson

The twenty-eighth President was the son of a Presbyterian Minister and was a Calvinist himself. He had a deep faith in God and His direction of the Elect, God’s children. His Christian world view of love, charity, and  justice impacted… Read More ›

Sargent Alvin C. York

This simple man became an celebrated hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, for his action in WWI.  He was born in 1887, in the mountains of Tennessee’s Cumberland plateau.  He was poor and lived a rough and tough life until… Read More ›

Silent Night

The Christmas Carol, Silent Night, was first sung on Christmas Eve of 1818.  The assistant priest at the newly established parish of St. Nicholas in Oberndorf Salzburg Austria was Joseph Mohr.  Earlier in the day he had handed over to the… Read More ›

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.  He is frequently cited as one of the greatest prose writers in the English language.  He was… Read More ›

American Indians

Historically, American Indians (Native Americans) have been held in high honor among the majority of American society.  Beginning with the first settlers to the “New World”, Indians are depicted as honorable Peoples.  The distinctively American holiday, Thanksgiving, includes the story… Read More ›