The humble, holy beginnings of Chicago

by Bill Federer -- Indians gnawed off two of his fingers and roughly sawed off his thumb. He escaped and with the help of Dutch traders and made his way back to more…

Indian treatment: Good, bad and ugly

by Bill Federer -- An examination of America's Indian policies, and the age old struggle between two competing motivations: greed and the Gospel Throughout history, those who were motivated by greed: took more…

Hernan Cortés and the brutal conquest of Mexico

by Bill Federer -- Muslim pirate Barbarossa wrecked havoc in the Mediterranean in the early 1500s, raiding the coasts of France, Italy and Spain, carrying away thousands of Europeans into slavery. Muslim more…

When you see this, you're in Muslim territory

by Bill Federer -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born Nov. 30, 1835. His first popular story was "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," written in 1865 more…

The 'explosive' beginnings of modern Israel

by Bill Federer -- During World War I, Britain's war effort was hindered by their ineffective manufacturing of explosives. Britain's situation suddenly changed when a chemist made a breakthrough in synthesizing the more…