Early North America was well-educated, and the Bible was the chief textbook in one way or another. Two Christian educators, Noah Webster and Rev. William McGuffey, profoundly impacted widespread literacy in America. Noah Webster created Webster’s Dictionary, and Rev. William McGuffey produced the McGuffey Readers.
Early America was amazingly well-educated, especially in the places where Christianity had sway. Dr. Jerry Newcombe looks at why the settlers and founders believed an educated populace was required for the American experiment to succeed.
The essence of America as the founders saw it is this: the consent of the governed, in other words, self-rule, under God. Take out the God part, and suddenly the question is: Where do our rights come from? In this short video, Dr. Os Guinness, a prolific author, speaker, and Christian thinker, answers the […]
We are often told today that America did not have any religious origins—or certainly that the founders didn’t want any religious expression in the public arena. Here are two comments on religion and early America from two Christian scholars: 1) author Dr. Art Lindsley, and 2) Dr. Peter Lillback, founder of the Providence Forum.
Why is our nation, and even our hemisphere, named “America” and is there possibly any spiritual connection to that name? In this short video Dr. Peter Lillback, the founding president of Providence Forum, comments on the surprising spiritual origins of the name “America” – and, in the providence of God, its potential significance.