'God is doing great things in my soul'

by The editors of Leben -- When last we left the "Bush Preacher," he recounted the story of "Father Scheffrich," a frontier denizen who had inherited, quite literally, a bushel barrel of sermons and more…

Preaching gospel, or just barrel full of sermons?

by The editors of Leben -- One of the delightful reminiscences of 19th century American church life was published in the 1870s by the Reformed Church Publishing House of Cleveland, Ohio. Written by H. more…

The mystery of America's Liberty Bell

by The editors of Leben -- As the wounded Colonial soldiers were brought to the Zion Reformed Church, now a temporary field hospital, few could know that beneath the floorboards rested one of the more…

Bowling began with knocking down 'heathens'

by The editors of Leben -- The Bowling Hall of Fame used to feature a full-sized diorama of Martin Luther tossing the ball down the alley, but when the Hall re-located to Texas, this more…

Bible made for the 'wind talkers'

by The editors of Leben -- By Kate Uttinger "It gives me a headache." That's what Leonard Brink said about translating the spoken Navajo language into a written form. Leonard Brink, affectionately called L.P., more…

'Lutherans' killed in battle for America

by The editors of Leben -- A Spanish soldier pounded the last nail into the tree where a body hung below on a low branch. The inscription above him read, "I do this not more…

Taypayer revolt turns to murder

by The editors of Leben -- According to one account, the tax collector stripped the 15-year-old daughter of Wat Tyler naked, in order to prove whether she was old enough to owe the king's more…