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?
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
Napoleon is one of the most well known military men in history. He climbed the ranks all the way to emperor and had potential to stay in power for many years, but his empire collapsed in just ten years. This post will look at the personality of Napoleon and what went wrong. Spoiler alert: those … Continue reading The Ten Year Empire of Napoleon
As the second post of the blog, it seems fitting to have it be about the second president of the United States. Why not the first? Well, Washington is one of the most well known presidents and although he was instrumental in starting the young country, the presidents to follow should not be forgotten. John … Continue reading The Second President: John Adams
Who better to start off a blog on history than the so called "father of history." Some have called Herodotus the first historian, but others have called him the first liar. Historians still debate the authenticity of his works, but, even so, he made a huge impact on the writing of history. He changed the … Continue reading Starting at the Beginning: Herodotus