Founders’ vs. Today’s Bible

I’ll bet you can’t tell who said the following:

“You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories; to create readiness, to nudge people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it.” read more

West Point Academy

West_Point_Cadet_Chapel_Interior_04Did you know that the Church Organ at the Church at West Point is the largest Church organ in the world. Yes, even bigger than the Tabernacle organ of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It’s considered an honor to ask to play it. That organ has 23,511 pipes. The Mormon Tabernacle organ has only 11,623 pipes.

You’ll remember, of course, that the traitor, Benedict Arnold attempted to sell the old Fort at West Point to the British during the Revolutionary War. He was a turncoat to the Redcoats after he had been a hero at Fort Ticonderoga. What a shame. read more

Why Not be an American in America?



Wow! I was shocked by this story. I guess I shouldn’t have been in this day and age, but still it bothered me.

Apparently, a school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has a tradition of America day together with their homecoming celebration. But this year the school leaders wanted to cancel it because this may offend some at school who don’t consider themselves truly Americans!

That makes sense for Berkley California, but for Jackson Hole? I just couldn’t believe it anywhere in America.

As an American historian, I couldn’t help but think about some of the words of our President Theodore Roosevelt: read more