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A Struggle Designed by Providence

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Washington, 1778 On 15 October 1778, General George Washington, Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, responds by letter...

Columbus' FOURTH voyage, MAY 12, 1502

American Minute with Bill Federer Christopher Columbus took four voyages: The 1ST he discovered LAND; The 2ND he discovered HURRICANES, MALARIA & CANNIBALS; The 3RD he faced REBELLION...

Columbus’ FOURTH voyage, MAY 12, 1502

American Minute with Bill Federer Christopher Columbus took four voyages: The 1ST he discovered LAND; The 2ND he discovered HURRICANES, MALARIA & CANNIBALS; The 3RD he faced REBELLION...

The Activity of God

The Philosophy of God A brief introduction to theodicy Adapted from various sources and edited by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. (Note: The following is a presentation of the classical...

Peculiarly Improper to Omit

They Were Believers. George Washington Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it...

In Providence of God, Church Will Flourish in America

Called Unto Liberty, Founding Era Sermons Samuel Sherwood, 1776 ... Since these prophecies and predictions, relating to the trials and sufferings, the wars and conflicts of...

Benjamin Franklin: Comparing the Ancient Jews to the Antifederalists

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1788 A ZEALOUS advocate for the proposed Federal Constitution, in a certain public assembly, said, that "the repugnance of a...

Finding Faith in Eternal Providence – John Milton

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Milton What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I...

Our Pilgrim Legacy

BY ANDRÉ FRENCH When most Americans entertain the relevance of the Plymouth Pilgrims, images of turkeys and Indians are conjured up. There they are, sitting...

John Jay: Providence Would Have America One United People

Liberty Letters, John Jay, 1787 It has until lately been a received and uncontradicted opinion that the prosperity of the people of America depended on...

Benjamin Franklin’s Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Benjamin Franklin's Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Tough Love

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 9 A close friend of mine suffers from a common human malady – the inability to give...

George Washington Commander-in-Chief Again!

American Minute with Bill Federer After George Washington's two terms, John Adams was elected the second President. The situation with France had changed from the time...

"I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight!" — John Paul Jones

American Minute with Bill Federer "I have not yet begun to fight!" shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the British ship Serapis asked...

The Patriotic Efforts of Heaven Directed Men — American Minute

"A coincidence...so wonderful gives confidence...that the patriotic efforts of these...men were Heaven directed, and furnishes a new...hope that the prosperity of these States is under the special protection of a kind Providence."

Colonel Prescott and Breed’s Hill — American Minute

"Dearest...It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defense of the American Cause shall be put under my care, and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to take...command...I shall rely therefore, confidently, on that Providence which has heretofore preserved, and been bountiful to me."

Colonel Prescott and Breed's Hill — American Minute

"Dearest...It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defense of the American Cause shall be put under my care, and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to take...command...I shall rely therefore, confidently, on that Providence which has heretofore preserved, and been bountiful to me."

The First Chief Justice and The Federalist Papers — American Minute

"When you have done all things, then rely upon the good Providence of Almighty God for success, in full confidence that without his blessings, all our efforts will inevitably fail."

Icebound: The Story of Shackleton's Antarctic Voyage

In 1914, Shackleton had led his intrepid crew on a mission to cross the Antarctic Continent. In 1916 he achieved a far greater glory: he brought all of his men home alive. Of the two year ordeal the great explorer wrote: “We had pierced the veneer of outside things…. We had seen God in his splendors, heard the text that nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.” -- Dennis Behreandt