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Jennifer Graber’s new book is an outstanding look at the white conquest of the West, examined through the lens of the various religious ideas and traditions involved in the conflict. Focusing on the Kiowas and the various Christian groups that tried to convert them and other tribes and covering the century from 1803 to 1903, […]
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Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018
Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bob Jones College, which was then located in Tennessee, then transferred to the Florida Bible Institute and eventually Wheaton College, where he […]
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Kevin Kruse’s essay on Eisenhower’s first 100 days is really fascinating. Basically Ike dedicated it to Making America Love Jesus Again. Prayer coursed through the inaugural ceremonies as well. When Eisenhower took his oath of office, for instance, his left hand rested on not one Bible, but two – each opened to a passage recommended […]

The Last Shakers

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On January 17, 2017

Did you know there were still Shakers? There were 3. Now there are 2. Sister Frances was a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine who spent her life teaching and writing

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This is the grave of Lyman Beecher. Lyman Beecher was born in New Haven in 1775 and quickly became a rising star in the New England religious world as a young man. He attended Yale and and graduated in 1797, then working under the legendary minister Timothy Dwight to complete his training. He started becoming […]
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