Never underestimate the power of a good revival

by Bill Federer -- Thomas Jefferson noted in his "Memorandum Book": "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a Presbyterian church, sixty dollars, and a Baptist more…

How to treat Indians: Greed vs. Gospel

by Bill Federer -- Settlers in New England highlighted the conflict between those motivated by greed and those motivated by the Gospel. Greed-motivated settlers viewed natives as an unpredictable danger obstructing safe more…

Early version of Coast Guard had 1 important task

by Bill Federer -- In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the more…