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Why Herod the Great Was Not So Great

With the Olympic games of 2016 still fresh in my memory, I was surprised to learn recently that just before the time of Jesus,...

The Amazing Story of John Newton

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind but now I see. Chances are,...

The Crown and the Killer Fog

One of my favorite new TV series has been the Netflix original, The Crown, which tells the fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth II, current...

You’re a Good Man, Charles Schulz

I can still remember when I first saw A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Christmas special aired on December 9, 1965, and I would have...

The Ladies in White Live On

Fidel Castro is dead. But the Ladies in White live on. Yoani Sanchez, one of the strongest voices for freedom in Cuba, tells about the...

Doing Your Research Right

  I’m not sure what historical novelists did before the advent of the Internet. What takes a matter of minutes to discover on the Internet...

Christ’s Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

"For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ," says an...

The Men Who Wouldn’t Stop Clapping

The audience exploded into applause. Every person in the room jumped up and began to wildly clap, as if racing each other to see...

Infernal Machines, Part 3

Some called it a murdering machine. But the question was: Who faced the greatest risk from this machine—the enemy or the men operating it? Eight...

Hobbits and World War I

The world-famous fantasy epic, Lord of the Rings, might never have been written if the author had not come down with a fever. The author...