A reader has created a focused reading group for The Problem of Slavery in Christian America, and will be discussing it chapter-by-chapter over the next few months. Here’s an opportunity not only to discipline your reading through the book, but to engage other readers on the issues as you go through (not to mention meet […]
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous novella Uncle Tom’s Cabin was such a smashing success is spawned an industry of imitators and several dozens Southern proslavery rebuttal novels as well. Proslavery criticism was so hateful and continuous, in fact, she moved quickly to produce factual defense of her portrayal of slavery. The result was A Key to […]
Bill Evans interviews me on The War Room podcast regarding The Problem of Slavery in Christian America. Listen to this 1 hr 20 min interview (below). Bill and Joel cover the following topics and more. . . . Why I wrote this book The use of the word “slavery” Slavery as racial slavery, legally encoded Slavery […]
From American Fascist: The Real Theodore Roosevelt *** It is almost not worth raising the issue of racism, as many people in [Teddy Roosevelt]’s era still suffered from various levels of it, and on many levels it was socially accepted. It could easily be said that TR was merely a man of his age—whether excusable by […]
The atheist monument that’s going to be dedicated by a group of American Atheists in Florida on June 29th has a number of citations engraved on it. In addition to Thomas Jefferson Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair, there is a excerpted line from the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli. […]
Periodically I get emails from the same dopey antagonists. Some of you may remember a guy named “Fred.” I have a folder of nearly 500 emails from him. I started out answering him point by point but began to see that he’s a one-way street. All counter evidence is dismissed. And when he’s caught in […]
There are six prevalent myths taught about American history over pivotal matters of importance. Call them humanist tall tales, if you wish. They’re as fictional and sensational as the wild stories of Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan with his big, blue ox, but unlike those American myths, these have long been presented as historical fact by the academic institutions of our fair land. These myths have duped far too many Christians in our day, leading them to devote their efforts to combat the wrong things, or to […]
American Vision invites you to come for a day of discovery as we uncover some of the lost, obscured, and untold Christian history about Georgia! Families who come will receive a tour of the Georgia State Capitol as they hear how the providence of God impacted Georgia to bring us the freedoms we enjoy today. We often speak about the Christian heritage of America in general, but few people know how that was manifested in […]
When we speak of the Christianity of George Washington, we should clarify both what we mean and what we do not mean. We do not mean that George Washington was a modern-day evangelical. He did not shop at Family Christian Bookstores. He did not attend Wednesday evening church. He did not listen to Steve Green […]
Many Americans are unaware of the Christian history of the Mount Rushmore carvings. At its inception, the massive monument was to include an explicitly Christian inscription to ensure future generations would understand the reason for its existence. Watch this episode of Vantage Point to find out more of this fascinating history!
Christopher Columbus might have remained a footnote in history, if Washington Irving, the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” had not published a three volume biography about him. Although Irving established Columbus’ rightful place in history, he also told a few fibs, the biggest one being that Columbus wanted to […]
Atheist Michael Newdow has been pestering the courts to rule that the phrases “under God” found in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust,” our nation’s national motto, are unconstitutional. The usually liberal Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals surprisingly ruled against Newdow. The Court wrote:
The textbooks for all public schools hinge on the choices of the school board of Texas. Now with seven Christian members, this school board is confronted with liberals that object to the Christian record found in American history. Gary reviews the historical record to show what is the truthful conclusion that should be taken with America’s history textbooks.
With the exception of Rhode Island, every early American colony incorporated the entire Decalogue into its own civil code of laws. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut declared that the Governor and his council of six elected officials would “have power to administer justice according to the laws here established; and for want thereof according to the rule of the word of God.” Also in 1638, the Rhode Island government adopted “all those perfect and most absolute laws of His, given us in His holy word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby. Exod. 24. 3, 4; 2 Chron. II. 3; 2 Kings. II. 17.”
It could be argued that how you view George Washington is a very good indicator of how you view America as a whole. Washington, like Jefferson and Franklin, is a towering figure (literally in Washington’s case, he was well over six feet tall) of American history, and his very likeness is as symbolic for America as the flag. It seems that every group wants to claim Washington as one of their own – whether they are on the left, the right or somewhere in between. The real question is: which Washington is the real Washington?
What is the first principle of economics? Some economists will claim that it’s supply and demand, while others insist that it’s scarcity or the division of labor. The first principle of economics is “thou shalt not steal.”The word economics is derived from two Greek words: oikos, meaning “house,” and nomos, meaning “law.” Combined we […]
Every society is founded on some ultimate principle. It might be the absolutism of a single ruler, the majority-rule concept of a pure democracy where the “voice of the people is considered to be the voice of God” (vox populi, vox dei), or an oligarchy where a self-appointed group of experts claim sovereignty and control. A system of values (laws) flows from this fundamental operating principle even among regimes as diverse as Nazism, Communism, Fascism, and Socialism. Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez make the claim that their socialistic system of rule is the best form government. Adolf Hitler made the same argument for his brand of National Socialism as did Lenin and Stalin for Communism. No government ever argues that its system is evil and bad for the people.
The new 580,000-square-foot, $621 million Visitor’s Center is already embroiled in controversy. It seems that the illustrious planners wanted to avoid controversy by leaving out the content of America’s rich Christian heritage but had no problem including “photographs of Earth Day, information about an AIDS rally and details about the nation’s industrial sector.” See this […]