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”

George Washington: The World’s Apostle of Liberty

Which US President: had states, babies, seven mountains, eight streams, nine colleges and 33 counties named after him? has a national holiday for his birthday (February 22nd)? has an image of his face carved 60 feet tall in granite? was elected President two times, unopposed? Of course, the answer is our first President, George Washington. … Continue reading “George Washington: The World’s Apostle of Liberty”

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020

One of the most critical changes we have witnessed in American education has been the change away from the reasoning, writing and reflecting ability so prominent in the generations that produced our nation’s founding documents.  Rosalie J. Slater, Nation Makers Today in our nation, progressive methods dominate schooling as introduced by socialist John Dewey in … Continue reading “Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020”

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020

“For over one hundred fifty years Americans have not known or learned of America’s Christian history.”  The result?  We’re fighting for the hearts and minds of our children.   Principles—Biblical principles—are the operative cause of American liberty.  Those principles are embedded in America’s Christian history; therefore, we now have the loss of Biblical reasoning in … Continue reading “Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020”

Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.   Hebrews 6:1 NKJV Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language defines Principle: Principle n. (L. beginning) In a general sense: the cause, source or origin of any … Continue reading “Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020”

The Wonderful Commercialism of Christmas

By Rod Martin (first posted on December 24, 2015)Top photo: Christmas in Beijing Since long before I was born, people have been decrying, bemoaning, lamenting the so-called commercialism of Christmas. Stop it. Right now. Christmas is an absolutely singular holiday: there is nothing else like it. Independence Day is nice, but there is no “Fourth … Continue reading “The Wonderful Commercialism of Christmas”

American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV One of the modern myths, due to our ignorance of history, is that the educational level of our … Continue reading “American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty”

Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence.

Proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. Psalm 26:7 ESV  The Pilgrims formed a government, by the Mayflower Compact, that was limited before they reached the shores of America. This Compact planted the seed of self-government that thrived on our shores and produced the fruit of liberty in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. … Continue reading “Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence.”