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Un-Erasing Christopher Columbus

podcast Oct 22, 2020

In this episode of the Standfast-cast, George talks with Andy and Ernie, showing them how so much information that we know "believe" and "share" about Christopher Columbus is totally.... get this... wrong.

In fact, most people don't know that Columbus left what we now know as Spain with a...

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Gaining our Liberty-- and Losing it Again

goverment history Oct 19, 2020

On June 9, 1776, the Continental Congress accepted a resolution of Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee to appoint a committee to draft a declaration of secession from the dominions of the English King and Parliament. On June 29, the committee—composed of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams,...

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An Engine of Freedom

government history Oct 12, 2020

In 1787 a constitutional convention convened in Philadelphia with representatives from seven states.  Though the meeting was not authorized by Congress, they were among the most eminent men in the young American republic—and several were actually members of Congress.  Their...

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The 2020 Election & the Media

One of the obstacles voters face as they head to the polls in 2020 is the paucity of good and practical information about the issues and the candidates.

Of course, with 24-hour cable news, a myriad of social media platforms, internet news sites, magazines, and newspaper, you’d think...

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Essential Political Maxims

government Oct 05, 2020

Over the past few months, it's politics have come to the forefront of our daily lives. It only makes sense that it would do so, for the root Greek word, polis, means "people."

We see the word appear in common terms-- 

  • Metropolis = a large place where people live together 
  • Police (like...
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Get Covid Right

podcast Oct 01, 2020

We’re in a season unlike any other. And, regardless of where you stand politically, there are a few things we can do to make sure we “get Covid right.”

That is, regardless of what we think about the politics, the efficacy of masks (or the need for them), the test numbers &...

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The Magdeburg Confession of 1550

government history Sep 28, 2020

By the 16th century virtually no one disagreed on the fact that the West needed to be reformed. What they disagreed on was what that reform should entail and how it was to be effected. In frustrated tension, dozens of competing factions, sects, schisms, rifts, rebellions, and divisions roiled...

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Stirling Bridge

podcast Sep 24, 2020

Many of us would love to read the great books.

But it's hard to when...

  You don't feel like you have the time

  You don't know where to even start

  You don't have a trusted voice to lead you towards those great books + help you take a deep dive without getting lost 

...

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The Killer Angel

No one in his right mind would want to rehabilitate the reputations of Stalin, Mussolini, or Hitler. Their barbarism, treachery, and debauchery will make their names live on in infamy forever (as they should).

Amazingly, though, Margaret Sanger has somehow escaped their wretched fate. In spite of...

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Active Waiting (James 5)

james keystones podcast Sep 17, 2020

The final chapter of James encourages us with the admonition to “be patient.” That is, “wait.”

He refers us to several Old Testament heroes— including Job and Elijah— who were examples of actively enduring while patiently waiting.

And he offers us this hope:...

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