'Jesus' bulldog' wages war on booze

by The editors of Leben -- "Show me a joint!" Carry Nation demanded as she stepped from the filthy jail cell that held her for wreaking havoc in several Wichita saloons. Swarms of enthusiastic, more…

Classic, favorite hymn born from tragedy

by The editors of Leben -- by Victor M. Parachin There are some hymns that began and remain the parochial property of one branch of the church or another, and then there are hymns more…

Former slave tells true tale of Underground Railroad

by The editors of Leben -- When reading Fergus Bordewich's account of Rev. John Rankins' role in the Underground Railroad, it sparked a memory of another account from the "Slave Narrative Collection." The "Narratives" more…

Preacher becomes cowboy Western star

by The editors of Leben -- [caption id="attachment_519825" align="alignright" width="249" caption="Fred Thomson"][/caption] by Kally Mavromatis He realized that his movies were a pulpit from which he could reach a vast audience of boys whose more…

Debate over Abraham Lincoln's faith resolved

by The editors of Leben -- The religious conviction of Abraham Lincoln has been a subject of debate for many years, the chosen sides often serving as mere proxy for one's views on the more…

God does not forget city that forgot Him

by The editors of Leben -- By Wayne C. Johnson Geneva's fall from grace was a top-down affair, cheered by her seminaries and blessed by her ministers. The proximate cause was the influence of more…

Preacher warrior leads America to revolution

by The editors of Leben -- By Greg Uttinger The first volume of moral philosophy penned in America came not from among the sons of Britain, but from a German-born preacher. Reverend Johan Daniel more…

Revered primer sabotaged U.S. Christianity

by The editors of Leben -- By Kate Uttinger Thousands of school children across the South and Midwest devoured them. No fewer than 10 presidents cut their teeth on their famous stories. Business magnates more…

Christians take stand against 'messianic state'

by The editors of Leben -- By Doug Schlegel As the church doors swung open across Germany to accommodate the throngs of young brown-shirted Nazis, in parish after parish they outnumbered – and out-voted more…