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From the Pastor’s Study – “Let ‘em up easy” 12/1/2019

On April 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by his son Tad, visited the recently captured Confederate capital, Richmond. It was just days before Lee would surrender to Grant, effectively ending the Civil War. Rumors spread quickly through the city that Lincoln was coming. A large number of former slaves […]

From the Pastor’s Study – Edited History

Our church’s recent Christian Heritage Tour of Washington D.C. accomplished what I had hoped. Neither a vacation nor strictly a historical tour, the trip proved to be a genuinely spiritual experience. Our tour guide, Rev. Tim Schmig, calls the tours he leads of the nation’s capital “Stories in Stone” for […]

From the Pastor’s Study – Eisenhower

It was a high school teacher who showed me that history is more than just names, dates, and places. History is the record of the influence of ideas – political, sociological, economic, and religious. Everyone from the capitalist to the communist recognizes the influence of economics. Each election cycle we […]

From the Pastor’s Study – “The Written Letter Remains”

From the Pastor’s Study (9/8/19) During tax season earlier this year I went to the bank to make a transfer from my savings account to my checking account. I owed the IRS some money, and was arranging to pay it. I know, I could have done this electronically without a […]