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1623 Thanksgiving Proclamation

1623 Thanksgiving Proclamation

To all ye Pilgrims: Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected...
Mayflower Compact: 400th Anniversary

Mayflower Compact: 400th Anniversary

On this day, four hundred years ago, the Mayflower Compact was signed by forty-one men aboard the Mayflower. Here is a sample: “Haveing undertaken, for ye glorie of God, and advancemente of ye Christian faith and honor of our king & country, a voyage to...
Unmanly Ministers Exposed

Unmanly Ministers Exposed

“I am persuaded that one reason why our working-men so universally keep clear of ministers is because they abhor their artificial and unmanly ways. If they saw us, in the pulpit and out of it, acting like real men, and speaking naturally, like honest men, they...
Notre Dame’s Crown of Thorns

Notre Dame’s Crown of Thorns

While the recent fire at Notre Dame is certainly sad news, the stories about Jesus’ actual crown of thorns being located there deserve at least some scrutiny. Many churches throughout history have claimed to be in possession of such “sacred relics” and very few ever...
Redeeming Christmas?

Redeeming Christmas?

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17). Christians have been trying to redeem this thing called...