Fictional character warns of losing God, country

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1854285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Edward Everett Hale[/caption] "The Man Without a Country" was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale, who was born April 3, 1822. It more…

Communication revolution based on faith, trust

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1853305" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Samuel Morse[/caption] The world of communication was revolutionized by a man who died April 2, 1872. His name was Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of more…

'Inspired by faith,' no compromise with evil

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1849255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Attack on Pearl Harbor[/caption] Considered the largest land-sea-air battle in world history, it began April 1, 1945, with the most massive amphibious attack by more…

Civil War: 'Both sides prayed to the same God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1841735" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Death of Stonewall Jackson[/caption] During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer: more…

'Schoolmaster and missionary are side by side'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1841775" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President John Tyler[/caption] Tenth President John Tyler was born March 29, 1790. He was the first vice-president to assume the presidency when William Henry more…

Supreme Court: 'This is a religious people'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1841365" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Justice David Josiah Brewer[/caption] U.S. Supreme Court stated in the 1892 case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, written by Justice more…

What is the cost of preserving freedom?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1831285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Adams[/caption] John Adams had an enduring legacy. The second president, he wrote, April 26, 1777: "Posterity! You will never know how much it more…

Vibrant church founded by former slave

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1829595" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Richard Allen[/caption] Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. As a more…

Freed slaves risked lives to preach

by Bill Federer -- Who were the first African-American missionaries sent out from the United States? George Lisle, the first ordained African-American, went in 1782 to Jamaica with other freed slaves to more…