Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Jesus, the Righteous, Was Crucified at Calvary

Today the Church remembers the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. If one is to believe the historicity of any ancient event, one must believe in the historic crucifixion of Jesus, called the Christ. Oral accounts became written accounts, and those written accounts have been preserved and...
April 10th, 2009 | History, Religion | Read More

The world was never flat

It didn’t hit me until just now that yesterday was Columbus day. Allow me to belatedly take advantage of this yearly opportunity to remind you that the stories you were probably taught in school were wrong: the people of Christopher Columbus’ time did not believe the world was flat. See,...
October 14th, 2008 | Education, History | Read More

Founding Believers:
Examining the Faiths of the Founding Fathers

What were the religious beliefs of the founding fathers? Although it might appear to be an issue of only minor historical curiosity, that question is at the heart of many of the most contentious debates in the blogosphere. Countless arguments are centered on claims that the founders were either God-fearing...
January 2nd, 2007 | History | Read More

Who has controlled the Middle East?

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? This time-lapse map shows in 90 seconds all of the empires and nations that have controlled this section of the world from 3000 B.C. to 2006 A.D. (HT: kottke.org)
October 22nd, 2006 | History | Read More