Many Christians are unfamiliar with the mid-18th century preacher Jonathan Edwards. Do I blame them? He never told jokes, shared self-depreciating anecdotes, or illustrated his points with science experiments. Although he had a bland preaching style, he not only kept his audience awake for the entire sermon (one can only wonder if he could keep … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards: Hysteria or Holy Spirit?
This might not seem like a very well known character from history, but his tomb attracts several million tourists every year. Khufu, king of Egypt, built the Great Pyramid of Giza in about 2500B.C. His incredible tomb is the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, yet not a whole lot is known about this … Continue reading King Khufu: Who?
Wait, isn't this blog supposed to be about historical people? Not so fast! I said historical figures and one definition of figure is symbol or shape. Like a star! Now, why would a star get its own blog post? Well, stars were very significant to people in the past and even to this day people … Continue reading Sirius: The Dog Star
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius." If you've ever seen the movie Gladiator, you might recognize this quote. Unfortunately, Maximus is a fictitious character, but Marcus Aurelius was a very real emperor of Rome during the … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius
It's possible you may have heard about Robert E Lee in the news lately with people trying to topple his statues and monuments and others trying to defend them. You may have also heard people mention his "Lost Cause." I will try to give a little bit of background about who he is, why he … Continue reading Robert E. Lee and The Lost Cause
Many people have heard of Hammurabi and his famous "law code," but not many people know much about this ancient ruler. If you do not know much about him, don't worry. Even in Washington D.C, they may have gotten the wrong picture. Literally. Depicted on the walls of the House Chamber was supposed to … Continue reading Hammurabi of Babylon
Attila the Hun is renowned as being the brutal barbarian king of the Huns. The famed tribe from the Disney movie Mulan. Okay, maybe that isn't the most realistic movie concerning the Huns, considering they were never in China(at least not by that name). Everyone knows Attila was a vicious, brutal barbarian. Right? Well maybe … Continue reading Attila the Hun