The Library of the Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers of the United States were among the best-read generations in history.  Because of their extensive reading, they knew human nature was flawed, but also capable of greatness.  That is why they constructed a government that divided power, gave each division the ability to check and balance the…

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Thanksgiving, and the Religious Awakening of Abraham Lincoln

Thanksgiving is one of the “high holidays” of America’s civic life.  While proclamations of national days of thanksgiving went back to George Washington, the holiday didn’t become an official feature of the American calendar until, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the holiday would fall on “the last Thursday of…

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The Bible and the Founders, Part 3—Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving is among the most American of American holidays.  While it was not celebrated as an annual national holiday until 1863, the origins of the holiday are found in a proclamation by George Washington in the first year of his presidency.  The proclamation is full of biblical language and religious…

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The World’s Most Important Book

Welcome to my new website! This will be a place where you can connect not just with me personally, but the Museum of the Bible and the work I am doing at this amazing institution. There has been no single Book which has so impacted human life as the Bible.…

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