In the current climate of historical figures being attacked, some have taken their aim at some of our early prophets and sought to vilify them for their perceived mistakes or weaknesses. But, how should faithful saints today look at possible mistakes of these inspired prophets of the past?
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In the midst of a global pandemic, widespread Black Lives Matter protests, and general national upheaval, last week some good news for parental and children’s rights went virtually unnoticed.
He told the Senate, “The resolution is not controversial. Even in these divisive times, it’s something I think we can all agree on.” He was sorely disappointed and surprised to see that he was wrong.
You can treat churches differently -- but you can't get away with it. That was one federal court's message to New York leaders late Friday, when it called out the state's double standards on coronavirus orders.
Having escaped slavery in 1838 at age 21, and in view of the continued, horrific bondage of his people, Frederick Douglass said, “Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?”
It would take hundreds of years, a terrible Civil War, and a trying Civil Rights Movement before the blessings of self-government would be extended to the descendants of African slaves carried in bonds to America’s shores. Yet the history of that Providential deliverance and of the mending, at least partially, of America’s deepest racial wounds can inspire us today as we continue to grapple with the residual effects of such terribly racist legacies.