November 3, 2017

Are you familiar with the story of Eric Liddell? The award-winning film Chariots of Fire celebrates him as the gold-medal Olympian who refused to run on Sundays! But what you might not know is that Eric was also a missionary. That information didn’t quite make the news. Walking away from fame and glory in Britain, Eric journeyed to China to run a different race—a race that would eventually claim his life for higher glory.

It wa...

October 20, 2017

This month marks the historic observation of a euphoric occasion: the Protestant Reformation! Exactly 500 years ago, Martin Luther defied the Roman Catholic Church by declaring the doctrine that salvation is sought by faith, and not secured by one’s purse or arrived at by works. The movement he started led to the light of God’s grace being revealed throughout Europe, but how did this famous reformer first taste of God’s grace...

October 6, 2017

Gracious greetings from your friend and resident bibliophile, Finnian Jones. Throughout my many travels, (both of a geographical and literary nature!) I have made the acquaintance of many words whose origin proves worthy of etymological examination. One such expression which thus arrested my attention is the word “handicap.”

Today you may know that this simply refers to when someone is put at a disadvantage. However, the histor...

September 22, 2017

You may think that blue is just another hue, and while technically true, being able to paint with this color was at one time considered a break-through!

So step back imaginatively in time with me… past the first World War, right on by the Industrial Revolution, back before the Baroque period – why we’ve gone too far, but here we are! The incredible history of the mysterious vividity of the color blue can be traced back to an an...

November 14, 2016

In the midst of disease, danger, and distress, this man of God held fast to his faith and persevered in self-sacrificial service.

October 13, 2016

Find out why the most important political activity you can participate in is the education of your own children!

September 6, 2016

Read about how this English explorer's pride led to a disastrous end.

September 6, 2016

By means of very hard work Booker T. Washington managed to save enough money to start him on the road to the school, which was known as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. After many hardships and bitter experiences, he arrived there, but when he presented himself before the head teacher she hesitated about taking him in.

He was tired after the long, weary journey, and his clothes were worn threadbare. He looked like a w...

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