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 -- Most schoolchildren can repeat the story of John Chapman, who traveled about the country planting apple seeds; but how many know that "Johnny Appleseed" was actually a missionary 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…

'Thank God father died, he doesn't suffer like us'

by The editors of Leben -- In his chilling book, "Harvest of Sorrow," Robert Conquest chronicles in sobering detail the terror-famine of the Soviet collectivization program. Born of Lenin's bitter hatred of Christianity, Russian more…

The Ten Commandments Obama needs to hear

by The editors of Leben -- In 1992, President Ronald Reagan quoted Lincoln's famous "Ten Cannots" at the Republican Convention in Houston. The only problem, of course, was that Lincoln never uttered a single more…