She lived 38 years a prisoner for God

by The editors of Leben -- With the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Louis XIV reinstated Roman Catholicism as the only authorized religion in France. Protestant worship and education were expressly more…

Royal wedding paves way for Reformation

by The editors of Leben -- When Kate Middleton walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, no doubt most of the audience of two billion assumed that this was a British tradition carefully followed more…

How Harlem influenced Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by The editors of Leben -- There is a time and a place for a book to be written. Such is clearly the case with Eric Metaxas's "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy." It is more…

Famous American hero actually a missionary

by The editors of Leben -- [caption id="attachment_379089" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Church of the Holy City, Washington, D.C."][/caption] Most schoolchildren can repeat the story of John Chapman, who traveled about the country planting apple seeds; more…

But how do you know she's a witch?

by The editors of Leben -- It is hard to understand many of the events of past centuries relating to the accounts of witchcraft, although academics propose various theories. Some believe the phenomena were more…

England's boy king, like Josiah of old

by The editors of Leben -- It is not always easy to tell the devout from the charlatans, although "doing well" while doing good can often be a pretty good indication that you're dealing more…

Tragedy gives birth to famous hymn

by The editors of Leben -- Elizabeth Payson Prentiss was born Oct. 26, 1818, into the Congregationalist family of prominent pastor Rev. Edward Payson. While her wonderful contributions to children's literature delighted generations of more…

The slave girl and Mrs. Lincoln

by The editors of Leben -- One of the most tragic consequences of slavery was that it often numbed the conscience of the church. The slave chronicles are replete with examples of professing Christians more…