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The American Spirit

As I was reading thru the year end ’85 issue of U.S. News and World Report, I came across a reoccurring theme. The theme was “A Rekindled Spirit”. This spirit is the American spirit.  It is the spirit that says, “I am American and proud of it.” This spirit is also a ‘Force that moves […]

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What Do We Owe Our Country?

What would your answer be if I asked you this question: “What is the best country in the world?” If you’re like most other Americans, you would probably automatically answer, “the United States.” Simple, right? Well, what if I were to then ask you, “What do we owe our country?” A little tougher question to […]

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Distorted Visions – The Greening of America

“Distorted Visions – The Greening of America”, by Charles Reich, 433 pages: Bantam Books The Greening of America is Charles Reich’s vision of an attainable utopia. America, Reich proposes, is not getting worse; instead as after night follows day, a new light is dawning in the form of the “Woodstock generation.” Reich optimistically envisions America […]

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Teaching and Interpreting American History

Author’s Note: Nota bene: This article is a revised reprint of an article I wrote at one time for the Hope Protestant Reformed Christian School Highlights. At sometime in the school life of every American living in the twentieth century, the history of America becomes a subject for study and reflection. It is necessary for […]

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Coast to Coast

Recently “Concordia” and other of our church papers have either commented upon or given excerpts from the book entitled “Van Kust Tot Kust”. It is to be hoped that this very interesting book may be read by all of our people who are able to do so. It is really fun to read—sometimes even funny; […]

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American Religion

Dr. Alec Vidler, editor of the Anglo-Catholic British monthly, Theology, makes a pertinent criticism of American religion while visiting in this country.  I found his comment in Time, January 5, page 40, and consider them worthwhile for us to consider. He writes, “The first thing that has struck me is that America is now much […]

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Western Star

“Western Star” by Stephen Vincent Benet. This is a narrative poem about the “Spirit and the beginnings of America”, as the short write-up on the paper jacket of the book puts it. The first line of the poem is: “Americans are always moving on”. And after a thirteen-page prelude, the author tells the story of […]

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The Lack of Christianity

Our country is classified as a Christian nation but in reality it is no longer Christian. Our present administration reveals very boldly its anti-Christianity, if not its atheism. It speaks of God. It prays to Him. It promises us religious freedom. Yet in spite of all this it shows the atheistic and anti-Christian tendencies. We […]

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