Religion has an essential role in military history, which is reflected in military material. Steel-covered New Testaments were popular keepsake gifts for soldiers going off to fight in World War II. Advertised in newspapers and magazines as protection from bullets, the small books were designed to be carried in the pocket over one’s heart as both symbol and shield.
When given even a limited opportunity to grow, these African-American Christians blossomed. MARK SIDWELL – full article here: https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-62/black-christianity-before-civil-war-gallery–fruit-of.html Phillis Wheatley, c.1753-1784 ‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God, that there’s a Savior too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. So wrote the […]
‘Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free’
Bill Federer recounts inspiring challenge of Revolutionary War hero William Prescott
By Bill Federer
William Prescott statue, Bunker Hill monument, Charlestown, MA
After the Boston Tea Party, where colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard, the British Parliament passed the Boston Port Bill to blockade the harbor and starve citizens into submission.
The Committee of Correspondence sent word to the other Colonies, who called a Day of Fasting and Prayer, June 1, 1774, “to seek divine direction and aid.”