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Grilled Cheese With the Guilty

When you notice injustice, racism, violence, or some other form of evil, what do you do? Do you take strong action against it? Do you denounce it? Do you at least pray against it?

At all costs, you should avoid doing what Fred Craddock, the famous preacher, once did. Continue reading

Slamming the Shepherd

Abraham Lincoln may have been the most-criticized president in our nation’s history. In addition to the usual worries about economic matters, constitutional legality, and foreign affairs policies, he also presided over a civil war.

But the issue of slavery is what brought him the greatest amount of grief…from both sides. Continue reading

Shooting the “Bull”

General William Nelson caused lots of trouble for the Confederate Army that fought against him during the Civil War. The hulking man who stood over 6 feet tall and weighed more than 300lbs well-deserved his nickname of “Bull.”

But after dodging every bullet fired at him by the Confederate Army, he couldn’t dodge just one that was fired at him from the gun of a fellow Union general. Continue reading

Cowardly Christians

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” declares Tolstoy in War and Peace. The truth – and consequence – of that statement has revealed itself time and time again throughout the travesties in mankind’s history.

Sadly, it was true of an entire church in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

The Second Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Freedom. It’s what the Declaration of Independence is all about…right?

Yes…but only for those first Americans who had the right skin color. Continue reading

Speak Up…I Dare You!

In 1956, just three years after the death of Joseph Stalin, perhaps Russia’s most tyrannical leader, Nikita Khrushchev, the new prime ministry of Russia, gave an address to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party.

What was said – and not said – that day, left an indelible mark on everyone in the room. Continue reading

Lost to Buchenwald

Anthony DeLucca had been lost before, but on April 12, 1945, when he and an Army buddy got lost in the woods outside of Weimar, Germany, what they found would shake them to their core and call into question everything they believed about God and mankind. Continue reading

The Abduction of Chris Carrier

On the last day of school in 1974, every kid in America was thinking of the fun they’d have on their Christmas break, including 5th grade Chris Carrier. But Chris’ Christmas holiday would not be filled with joy; instead, it would be rocked with terror. Continue reading

The Laughing Bishop

Today, Desmond Tutu is known for his laughter. But it was not always so.

On September 25, 1977, the country of South Africa awoke to face yet another grim day of violent political tension caused by Apartheid, the system of “legal racism” inflicted on black tribesmen by the whites. But September 25, 1977 would prove to be a significant day for more than one reason. Continue reading