Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Achieving Peace Is Not the End of the Matter

[I have a guest post at Jeannie Prinsen’s blog today. Here’s the opening, along with a link to the full post at her blog Little House on the Circle.] We don’t use the phrase “public servant” much these days but … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty in a Nation of Conflict

[An archived post in honor of Lincoln’s birthday, and in recognition of the conflicted world we live in still.] Abraham Lincoln is not known for being a great theologian, but he is known for his intelligence and wisdom. So I … Continue reading

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Slavery Caused the Civil War – a post to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg

[The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over a three day period, July 1 to July 3, 1863. Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the battle, and I offer this post from the archives to remember that the war was first … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Integrity in Politics

The Internet abounds with political news, opinions and gibes. You won’t find any of that in this post. Instead, I offer wisdom from Abraham Lincoln on campaigning. I hope to remember this every moment of every day, even though I’m … Continue reading

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Pastor Tells Descendants Of Slaves It Wasn’t As Bad As They Think

[U.S. history includes the history of enslaving black people in America, justified solely on the basis of the color of their skin. Sadly, prominent American pastor Doug Wilson has tried to rewrite that history. So in light of February being … Continue reading

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The Civil War Was About Enslaving Black People

[This month marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, so I offer this post from the archives to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.] *** There are still people  – in the north and the south … Continue reading

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Civil Rights – Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln and the work of Christ

60 years ago today Rosa Parks kept her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. On Thursday, December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. … [This] 42-year-old … Continue reading

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Fourth of July – the cost of liberty

Executive Mansion, Washington November 21, 1864 Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – hitting the Confederacy in the wallet

[Rather than join the recent discussion on the Confederate Battle Flag* I thought I’d focus on another artifact from the Civil War: the Emancipation Proclamation.] *** In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some … Continue reading

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