How Well Do You Deal with Affliction?

[caption id=“attachment_2848” align=“alignleft” width=“244” caption=“Brian Sternberg”][/caption] Over the Father’s Day weekend Turner Classic Movies (TCM) played a repertoire of films celebrating fathers. One of my favorites, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), showed up on Saturday morning (see the original trailer). It stars the great Edward [...]

A City in Ruins

Yerba Buena was a tiny village of sand dunes and small oaks populated with fleas that tormented the few people who lived there. The Gold Rush transformed the sleepy town into the booming city of San Francisco. This cosmopolitan center was jolted awake on the morning of April 18, 1906 as an earthquake hit the city. People were in bed as buildings were leveled and streets rose and fell. Fires broke [...]

A Boy Named Sue

Johnny Cash had a large repertoire of songs—everything from Matthew 24 is Knocking at the Door to Burning Ring of Fire. The one song that brings the most laughter to the listener is A Boy Named Sue. The lyrics are those of the multi-talented Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), author of The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and other award-winning childrens books. In addition to books, S [...]

Textbooks and Tyrants

Christian conservatives in Texas have won a huge victory in the battle over history textbooks, much to the dismay and criticism of the left; but is it enough? Gary talks about this and more in today’s show. [...]

A Barefoot Ethiopian Conquers Rome

In 1936, the Roman dictator Benito Mussolini conquered Ethiopia, and Abebe Bikila conquered Rome twenty years later. As a last minute replacement for the 1960 Olympic team, Bikila was unable to find a comfortable pare of running shoes. His coaches decided he should run the hard surface 26 mile course in his bare feet. Bikila ran in record time and became the first African to win a gold medal. He w [...]

The History Con May be Over

The liberals got caught flat-footed in the Texas textbook wars. Texas and California drive the content of many textbooks since they have the largest public school populations. Textbook manufactures go where the money is, and less populated states can get what Texas and California decide what goes in their textbooks. It’s possible that a public (government) school in Massachusetts could get history [...]

19th Century Terrorists

Terrorist foes are not new to the United States. Two centuries before 9/11, our country sought to protect its citizens from a foe who held allegiance to no country, the Barbary pirates of North Africa. Capturing ships and demanding a ransom for the crew provided a steady income for the pirates. Many seamen became slaves when the ransom couldnt be paid. The newly elected president, Thomas Jefferson [...]

Fiddling with History

The Texas textbook wars and the role religion has played in the founding of America reminded me of a line of argument put forth by Rob Boston. Boston served as the Assistant Director of Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State since 1987 and is now Senior Policy Analyst. He writes that David Josiah Brewer’s The United States: A Christian Nation “is very interesting, a [...]

Interview with Gary DeMar on the Christian Roots of America and the Question of Dominion

Listen to this interview with Gary DeMar conducted by Dr. Michael Brown. It’s obvious that Dr. Brown did his homework. He asks the right questions about government and dominion as they relate to Christians in the public square. Gary shows that government is not exclusively political and dominion is not a top-down imposition from the State. The issue of political involvement is also discussed [...]

Can There be Neutrality in Education?

Gary interviews Dr. Roger Schultz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Liberty University, on the christian philosophy of history. Dr. Schultz will be speaking at American Vision’s Worldview Super Conference, July 21 24, 2010. [...]

"Vox Populi, Vox Dei"

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’“ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you . . . When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “Which is to be master—that’s all.” ((Lewis Carroll, Th [...]

There Are No "Involuntary Initiatives"

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Every religion consists of moral precepts, and of dogmas.” ((Quoted in Paul Grimley Kuntz, The Ten Commandments in History: Mosaic Paradigms for a Well-Ordered Society (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004), 170.)) There is a corollary to Jefferson’s observation: “Every non-religion consists of moral precepts, and of dogmas.” Jefferson himself proved this by compiling a moral [...]

Let's End Southern Traditions and Greek Fraternities

Blacks want to stop southern ball participants from dressing up in confederate uniforms claiming the attire condones historical American slavery. Well, what about college fraternities? Fraternities are based on the Greeks… who had lots of slaves! If you have to throw out one you should throw out the other. Gary reports on the inconsistency. [...]

The Founding Fathers and Jesus

Some people make assumptions that just because all of the founding fathers of the U.S. weren’t orthodox Christians that Jesus was not important to them. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Gary DeMar takes examples of what the founding fathers said to show how Jesus and Christianity was not only important, but also very prominent in the founders’ thinking and methods. [...]

Would there have been a United States without Christianity?

Brooke Allen claims in her article “Our Godless Constitution” that America “was founded not on Christian principles but on Enlightenment ones.” ((Brooke Allen, “Our Godless Constitution,” The Nation (February 21, 2005).)) The Enlightenment is a term used to describe a period in eighteenth-century Europe and America when reason, coupled with advances in science, was declared to be the principal sou [...]

“Righteous Violence”: A Tactic of the Political Left

Soon after Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in April of 1995, some on the left of the political spectrum blamed “anti-government rhetoric” for the assault. Supposedly “hateful” speech directed at politicians had incited a cadre of “right-wing” extremists to put words into explosive action. Is any of this true? Did angry white males give up on the democr [...]

The Righteous Violence of the Political Left

Who historically has been responsible for politically related violence in America? Cults have done their fair share, but next to them are liberals—the political left. Conservatives at tea parties are accused by liberals as dangerous and violent in their activism, but there is little evidence to show for these accusations. Liberals need to be held accountable for their own depravity. [...]

Trinity University Student Objects to "In the Year of Our Lord"

Trinity University Muslim student objects to “In the Year of Our Lord” on his diploma. Pushing to remove this religious reference, the student is cleverly sliding the issue past Christians that are disengaged from the situation and unaware of the historical significance the phrase has in America’s Christian history. [...]

America’s Christian Heritage (TV Interview) Part 6

Gary’s interview on Focus4 continues addressing where our American rights come from. Gary uses the biblical model to explain a Christian perspective of liberty in society. Gary deals with this and more in today’s episode of The Gary DeMar Show. [...]