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REFLECTIONS FROM FAITH AND HISTORY: The DeChristianization of America

 By Jeff Olson  Hosea 4:6 states that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Author T.S. Eliot said in 1939, “A people without religion will in the end find that it has nothing to live for.”     Both statements in different ways reflect truth, for if this life is all that there is therein lies no incentive nor ...

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Reflections from Faith and History…”The Louisiana Purchase”

By Jeff Olson     Once upon a time there was a city which lay near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sier de Bienville. Bienville was governor of the French colony of Louisiana and he named New Orleans after Philippe, Duke of Orleans who ruled France for King Louis XV. ...

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Moments from America’s History – Reflections on Labor Day

BY JEFF OLSON – In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday. Ever since, it has symbolically served to remind us of the importance and place of labor in the lifeblood of our nation. While many of us will enjoy a day off from work, there are those for whom Labor Day is just ...

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Moments from America’s History – The Death of a King

BY JEFF OLSON – Notable events in American History are quite often remembered by those living at the time through recalling where we were and/or what we were doing when they occurred. For instance, my father remembered quite distinctly where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, and some of you may still remember where you were when President John ...

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The Treasure of the Public Square

BY JEFF OLSON – A vital part of Americana, throughout our nation’s history, has been the public square. Most of us have been on vacations or perhaps just taken a short trip within our own state and, while passing through small towns, observed the local town square. Here [In a Town Square], there may be a court house with a ...

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