The Achievement of Self-Government with Union Part 2

Internal Unity, the Root of External Union. How does Christianity influence mankind’s desire to voluntarily cooperate or work together? Do the Biblical precepts relating to individuals working together, or simply getting along with one another, apply also to nations?  Or, is there one set of rules for the individual and another for the state or … Continue reading “The Achievement of Self-Government with Union Part 2”

The Achievement of Self-Government with Union Part I

How does Christianity influence mankind’s desire to voluntarily cooperate or work together? Do the Biblical precepts relating to individuals working together, or simply getting along with one another, apply also to nations?  Or, is there one set of rules for the individual and another for the state or nation? Is voluntary union among men and … Continue reading “The Achievement of Self-Government with Union Part I”

Reclaiming Sacred Time Part II

Many parents are realizing the unexpected opportunity, due to the present crises, to invest exceptional influence in their children—focused time, relaxed schedules, and often, many discussions and questions that count for eternity. How will we redeem the time? SACRED: Holy; pertaining to God or to his worship; separated from common secular uses and consecrated to God … Continue reading “Reclaiming Sacred Time Part II”

Reclaiming Sacred Time Part I

Present crises affecting our nation are changing our lives and keeping almost every child in America at home for school. Many parents are realizing the unexpected opportunity to invest exceptional influence in their children— focused time, relaxed schedules, and often, many discussions and questions that count for eternity. The GOOD NEWS is that this is … Continue reading “Reclaiming Sacred Time Part I”

Creating a Christian Environment for Learning

We must be as knowledgeable about principles as the enemies of freedom are knowledgeable about issues.  Verna Hall While our nation wrestles with the national COVID-19 pandemic, many parents find they are faced with the opportunity and challenge of homeschooling. This brings a new question to mind: “What is of most value that I can give … Continue reading “Creating a Christian Environment for Learning”

American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020 Part Two of Two At the time of the American Revolution, Europeans who dismissed Americans as “illiterate backwoodsmen” and “law defying revolutionists” were surprised when American State Papers arrived in the capitols of Europe. Our Colonists had spent 150 years learning and participating in the principles of self-government and … Continue reading “American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty”

American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020 Part One of Two At the time of the American Revolution, Europeans who dismissed Americans as “illiterate backwoodsmen” and “law defying revolutionists” were surprised when American State Papers arrived in the capitols of Europe. Our Colonists had spent 150 years learning and participating in the principles of self-government and … Continue reading “American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty”

Conscience and the Constitution: Part Two

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020 Part Two of Two The blessings of liberty in America cannot be perpetuated unless the principles of that liberty are re-identified and re-affirmed in each generation. Verna Hall Many sermons of our pastors in the 1700s and 1800s were dissertations on government—individual self-government. They were not political in our … Continue reading “Conscience and the Constitution: Part Two”

Conscience and the Constitution: Part One

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020 Part One of Two America’s founding and establishment was the result of a people educated in Christian principles.  Verna M. Hall Churches in the early Colonial period “birthed” Federalism—Christian self-government with Union. The idea of Federalism built into the people, “general intelligence, reverence for law and faith in God.”  It … Continue reading “Conscience and the Constitution: Part One”