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The First Thanksgiving We Don’t Remember
Bad fortune, divine chastisement, and mercy after the Pilgrims feasted with the Wampanoag.
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” language wasn’t meant to puff up his hearers with pride but to send a chill down their spines.
Preaching Liberty to the Colonists
The American revolutionaries justified their cause with ample appeals to Scripture. But what should Christians think of the conclusions they drew?
The Forgotten Side of the First World War
Philip Jenkins remembers the religious passions that set the world ablaze a century ago.
America's Founding May Not Have Been Christian, but It Sure Wasn't Anti-Christian
An atheist philosopher ignores religion’s place in Revolutionary America.
The Civil War Is More Than a Historical Fascination
Why the clash between North and South remains relevant, 150 years later.
When Being Pro-Life Didn't Make You a Republican
Journeying back to America before Roe v. Wade is like entering The Twilight Zone.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.

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God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
Don’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good.

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