Columbus: Not as bumbling as you might think

by Bill Federer -- Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes. A biography more…

Even Plato knew how tyrants arise

by Bill Federer -- Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 B.C., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in Books 8 and 9: "States more…

What it's really like to be lost at sea

by Bill Federer -- He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning the nickname "Fast Eddie." When World War I more…

The caption which changed the lives of millions

by Bill Federer -- Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf was from a noble German family. While on his "Grand Tour," in which young aristocrats were introduced to royal courts around Europe, Count more…

How to change a child's life forever

by Bill Federer -- He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God," started the more…