The Harvard You Do Not Know

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.—JOHN 8:32 The Puritans arrived in Massachusetts Bay by boatloads during the Great Migration of the 1630s, and many of them were well-educated graduates of England’s leading universities, especially Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Many were theologians, pastors, and Bible scholars. One thing was paramountContinue reading “The Harvard You Do Not Know”

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”—MATTHEW 5:14 On April 8, 1630, a fleet of four ships left the Isle of Wight, carrying seven hundred Puritan immigrants to the New World. Among them was John Winthrop, a noted English lawyer who was distressed byContinue reading

The Religion of Secularism

“In God we trust” officially became the national motto of the United States in 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law. Originally implemented in part to distinguish the United States from the Soviet Union and its explicit state atheism, the motto has remained to our day. Like many mottoes, however, the phraseContinue reading “The Religion of Secularism”