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…

Suffering couple finds reason for hope

by The editors of Leben -- By Rebecca Johnson Although Martin and Katie Luther had a joyous life together, their marriage was not without its difficulties. They had their own struggles with good health more…

'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…