Jonathan Edwards: Hysteria or Holy Spirit?

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?

Marcus Aurelius

"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

Hammurabi of Babylon

  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

 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