Category Archives: History

An Open Letter to Turkish Commoners Regarding the Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide

An Appeal to the Conscience of Civilized People to Deal with the Armenian Genocide Dear Turkish People, It is with the gravest heart I remember today what happened to my ancestors more than 100 years ago – the Armenian Genocide. I realize that as human beings, we do not like to be confronted with the…

Do the Moral Teachings of Jesus Imply that Jesus Was Just a Good Moral Teacher?

The Moral Teachings of Jesus - Was Jesus just a good moral teacher?

Who was Jesus? We know of the moral teachings of Jesus. But was Jesus nothing more than just a good moral teacher? Christians claim Jesus is God. Jews claim Jesus was an imposter and not the Messiah. Some skeptics claim Jesus never even existed. How can we reason about who Jesus was?

Was Abraham Lincoln a Real Historical Figure?

Was Abraham Lincoln a real historical figure?

Why do people just believe in Abraham Lincoln when no one alive has ever seen the man? Not one person has seen him. No one has touched him or spoken to him. I realize that the claim is that he’s been dead for a while, but can we really trust that such a person really…

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

The first ever unofficial Thanksgiving is known to have taken place in 1621, as the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast and thanked God for their bountiful blessings. The years that would follow saw many such feasts of gratitude and celebration in the colonies at different times and locations by various…

Is the Old Testament Trustworthy?

Can we trust the Old Testament?

The Old Testament (OT) consists of a combination of writings spanning thousands of years of Jewish history. The Old Testament writings depict Jewish customs and theology that are consistent with what we know to be true. Obviously, as the self-ascribed Word of God, those writings have religious subject matter. Oddly enough, however, those religious topics…

How Can We Trust the Bible?

New Testament Manuscript P66-1

One of the most popular sentiments of the day is that the Bible cannot be trusted. How can we trust the Bible if it’s said that there are errors and inconsistencies in it? The biblical text was copied over and over and pieces were added onto it, and other portions removed to suit the theological…

Was Jesus Real?

was Jesus a real person?

Was Jesus real? Was he a person who lived or a fictional character around whom a religion was formed? It appears as though many atheists and skeptics of all kinds like to argue that Jesus was not real and did not exist. This presumption is generally made because the Bible conveys supernatural events, and therefore,…

Reasons to Trust the Resurrection of Jesus

resurrection of Jesus

Roughly 2,000 years ago Jesus of Nazareth caused the greatest shift in thinking in human history. Amidst the clash of the Roman and Jewish mindsets emerged a figure that would change the course of human history and among other things establish the intrinsic worth of every person. Days after he was crucified by the Romans,…

Grace and Love Amidst the Armenian Genocide

Armenian genocide

The year is 1909. Turkish forces have surrounded Hadjin, a town of 20,000 in Turkey with a predominantly Armenian population. It’s now been days and the isolated people are running low on food and supplies. Many have taken cover in an orphanage where Christian missionaries from America have resided and worked. This is the onset…

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