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…

Early patriots used faith to justify abolition

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1824785" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Jay[/caption] John Jay helped draft New York's first constitution, proposing it abolish slavery, as he wrote to Robert Livingston and Gouverneur Morris, April more…

'A just God who presides over destinies of nations'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1818325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Patrick Henry[/caption] The Declaration of Independence indicted King George III because: "He has obstructed the administration of justice." "He has made judges dependent on more…

Hitler: 'Your child belongs to us already'

by Bill Federer -- On March 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. He was ordained in more…

Without God, music is 'diabolical bawling, twanging'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1817905" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johann Sebastian Bach[/caption] Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 21, 1685. By age 10 his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a church more…

Prayer saved Europe from Islamic domination

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1806095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Lepanto[/caption] News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in more…

Children's hero devoted to God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1805415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Johnny Appleseed[/caption] Seventy years old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, more…

St. Patrick: The slave that saved a nation

by Bill Federer -- March 17, around 461 A.D., St. Patrick died. As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain had to be withdrawn to defend Rome, as invading more…

Invasion stopped by 'providential' tornado

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1793375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James Madison[/caption] Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers, which helped convince states to ratify the Constitution. more…

Reagan fought against
'relentless drive to eliminate God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1660915" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ronald Reagan[/caption] On March 15, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt warned at the dinner of White House Correspondents: "Modern tyrants find it necessary to eliminate all more…