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…

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…