Early sports star changed a nation for Jesus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1703155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billy Sunday[/caption] A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880s and later the Philadelphia Phillies. Born during the more…

U.S. at war with Islam
since Thomas Jefferson's time

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1698855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Painting of Decatur in First Barbary War[/caption] "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco," stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, more…

U.S., Cuba play unique roles
in abolishing slavery

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1698065" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Slaves on sugar cane plantation in Caribbean[/caption] Slavery in Cuba began earlier and lasted longer than most anywhere in the Americas. Nearly all ancient more…

'Man has forgotten God; that is why this has happened'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1694675" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Alexander Solzhenitsyn[/caption] "Man has forgotten God; that is why this has happened" was Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn's response when questioned about the decline of more…

'Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1674795" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sir Robert Baden-Powell, at right[/caption] Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts more…