Tag: history

Understanding the Middle Ages

Lasting from about the fifth century AD into the fifteenth, the Middle Ages, sometimes called the age of the church, may be one of the most interesting periods of history and, at the same time, one of the most mysterious. It also faces much prejudice—people may not know a lot about the Middle Ages, but they tend to have negative…

Reflective Thinking: A Great Idea

I believe ideas rule the world. I find it very fulfilling to think and talk about the great ideas of history that have succeeded in changing the world. I also love lists. Therefore, knowing me well, my daughter Sarah gave me a great gift for my birthday, a recent special edition magazine from Time Inc. entitled 100 Ideas That Changed…

Quote of the Week: Tony Lane

We need to read about the past in order to understand the present. People without a grasp of history are like a person without a memory. Many of the current beliefs in our society are properly grasped only when we see how they have emerged. A knowledge of history will help us to understand better both ourselves and those with…

Review of “Engaging Unbelief” by Curtis Chang

People often ask me for book recommendations, particularly on the topics of philosophy and theology. One that I continue to recommend is Curtis Chang’s Engaging Unbelief for its attention to the often-overlooked field of historical theology. I reviewed this important apologetics book a couple of years ago and offer it again here.

Ken’s Top 50 World War II Films, Part 1

June 6 marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France that resulted in a decisive victory for Allied forces during World War II. In honor of that war, in which my own father fought, I present my top 50 WWII feature films and made-for-TV movies (in two parts). (Be advised that some of these films contain material…