What the Best President Can Teach Us about the Worst
by James West Davidson We expect too much of our presidents. Especially at this season, when we honor the two chiefs universally acknowledged as our finest. The mistake is understandable, for it’s human nature to embrace Thomas Carlyle’s assertion that “the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.” Great men and women there have been; and surely Lincoln stands among them. But he understood all too well the limits of “our poor powers to add or detract,” to borrow a phrase from the fields of Gettysburg. For that reason a certain modesty about his achievements should be our wisdom as well as his. And it may also suggest a way forward in the shadow of one of our…
What to do when you are Bible Stumped
What happens when a friend asks you a question in the Bible and you are stumped? What do you do? Here are 3 things you can do.
How did ISLAM lead to the DARK AGES, then RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION?
Caliph Umar fought alongside of Mohammed in nearly all his battles Umar's daughter Hafsa was one of Mohammed's wives Waging jihad, Umar conquered enormous areas, including: -Eastern Roman Empire Muslim pirates terrorized the Mediterranean, blockading trade. This caused an economic disaster in Roman Europe by diminishing products moving from North Africa and the Middle East to Rome. An important item no longer shipped was papyrus -- reeds from the Nile delta which were used for paper in Europe. The sudden shortage of paper resulted in a decline of writing, literacy, and fewer books being written. This was a key factor in the beginning of THE DARK AGES. The world's largest and oldest library was in Alexandria,…
Free Catholic Church Bulletin Art
Download your FREE cover art to celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent. This art is perfect for your parish communications including bulletin covers, parish website, social media channels, or print and use in your parish gathering spaces.