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Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama All Cited One Puritan Sermon to Explain America
How did a forgotten colonial text become a national origin story?
What a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
Cotton Mather’s response to an outbreak in his community was inspired by Onesimus’s life story.
Tornados Put Our Faith to the Test
How American Christians have pondered the mysteries of violent weather.
The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society
In both England and America, their political experiments collapsed. But they left behind a spiritual legacy that still inspires.
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.
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
The modern world has crippled our capacity for speaking with one another. How can we restore this dying art?
Marilynne Robinson’s Celebration of Humanity Is Brilliant but Incomplete
Insights from some of her heroes, like John Calvin and the Puritans, would help round out the picture.
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
Do We Treat Sunday the Way the Earliest Christians Did?
Historian Justo González charts how observance of the Lord’s Day has changed over time.
What's the Matter with Cotton Mather?
Rick Kennedy rewrites the reputation of a reviled Puritan leader.
Christians' Pro-Vaccines History
Meet the Puritan who helped to eradicate smallpox.
Meet the New Kingdom Investors
A new model of Christian stewardship is scalable, global, and can compete with China. It will just cost you $100,000 to join the cause.
Psalm Book's Astronomical Price Eclipses Lunar Bible Sale
(UPDATED) America's oldest book is now also the world's most expensive. Meanwhile, these Bibles actually went to the moon.
The Real Value of a College Education
Why Christians might challenge the view of college as an investment
Go Overboard Celebrating Christmas
A godliness that won't delight in fudge and eggnog is no godliness at all.
Yes, Holiness Does Require Effort
Kevin DeYoung responds to Mark Galli and our other reviewers.
Polishing the Puritan Image
A recent introduction to Puritan history rehabilitates their reputation and legacy.
A Believer's Last Day, His Best Day
A Puritan funeral sermon sets death in its true perspective.
Holy Week Reflections from a 16th Century Bestselling Author
‘The Practice of Piety’ by Lewis Bayly was the most popular book in Puritan England.
Bye-Bye, Blue Laws?

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