Date in History

Date in History Henry Ford may have believed that “history is bunk”, but most people at most places and most times have disagreed with him. History is a record of people, and peoples – who they were, what they did, and why. History tells stories of courage and cowardice, of selfishness and selflessness, and of… Read More Date in History

Useful Greek and Roman Quotations

Pithy Prose for Politicians, Preachers, Professors, Pundits, and Public Speakers. Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC)   Courage is of… Read More Useful Greek and Roman Quotations

Calendars, Cultures and Politics

In the absolute sense, time is dictated by the rhythms of nature as determined by the Creator. In the past it was viewed as the distance in history (as opposed to geography) between events. In that mindset, the idea of saving time was ludicrous. Time progressed at its own rate and rhythm and man could… Read More Calendars, Cultures and Politics

Historical Sites Destroyed

Regardless of religion, nationality, culture, or theme, historical sites are a precious and irreplaceable legacy of man. They must be preserved. History is the story of man, who we are and where we came from. More importantly it is the story of God’s work with and for man. As such every part of it is… Read More Historical Sites Destroyed

Early American Medicine

This summer my family and I explored Fort Ligonier, an eighteenth century British fort in Western Pennsylvania, and the Bushy Run Battlefield, a historic site of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). My children opined about what it must have been like to live in those days. As we looked at the hospital buildings, however, my… Read More Early American Medicine

The Year in Disaster and Emergency History

16 Jan – In the Marcellus Flood, also known as the Grote Mandrenke (“great drowning”), up to 100,000 people died across the British Isles, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark (1362). 17 Jan – Kobe, Japan was demolished by a 7.2 (Richter scale) magnitude earthquake, resulting in almost 7000 deaths and 300,000 people left homeless… Read More The Year in Disaster and Emergency History

Timeline of Events from 850 BC to 4 BC

This morning in Sunday School I was describing the background of the feast of Belshazzar in Daniel 5. In order to fully understand what this story, and what all Bible stories mean, we must understand the social, political, and cultural context. However it was hard for many in my class to remember and properly order… Read More Timeline of Events from 850 BC to 4 BC