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America's First Terrorist Entanglement

Too many headlines these days – in fact, just one is too many – trumpet the deeds of ISIS around the globe. We are assaulted visually, with their graphic videos. 1,352 more words

Terrorism

The Whole Counsel of God

In Acts 20, the apostle Paul is sailing back to Jerusalem at the end of his third and final missionary journey. Of all the cities and towns he had ministered in on this journey, his longest and most successful stint had been the three and a half years he had spent in the major city of Ephesus, from which the gospel had gone out into all the regions of Asia Minor. 551 more words

Apostle Paul

Tuesday Quotation-Thomas Jefferson

‘Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.’

-Thomas Jefferson

Politics

Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves--Henry Wiencek

I heard the end of Henry Wiencek’s appearance on Fresh Air (NPR) and, even though I generally am not intrigued by American history, he caught my attention.   506 more words

What if we expected science literacy in our presidents? Reflections on the anniversary of DeWitt Clinton’s birth (March 2, 1769)

Guest post by David Spanagel

On 12 December, 1822, Thomas Jefferson opened a letter to the sitting governor of New York State as follows: “ 711 more words

American History

Booty From The Library Sale

When we visited the Library of Congress we were told that Thomas Jefferson had about 6500 books in his personal library. Well Mr. Jefferson I am fast catching up with you, with the latest quantum leap in my collection (around 85 books) coming from the windfall I had this Saturday from the book sale at the… 65 more words

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