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FAITH AND THE FOUNDERS


  • What Did the Founding Fathers Believe?
    By Gregg Easterbrook

  • Ben Franklin Defines His God
    An excerpt from Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography

  • Puritans and Other Strangers

    An interview with James Morone, author of "Hellfire Nation"

  • The Problem of the Public Woman

    The story of Puritan dissident Anne Hutchinson

  • America's Founding Mothers

    An interview with Cokie Roberts

    OLD GLORY VS. GOD'S GLORY


  • Was the Revolution Biblically Justified?
    A New Testament examination of the Founding Fathers' motives

    Give Me Patriotism or Give Me Faith
    Frederica Mathewes-Green finds our nation's birth inspiring, but not really relevant to our faith journeys.

  • Hymns for Patriots and Pioneers
    Mormons need to think carefully about those tunes we sing in Sacrament Meeting
    By Linda Hoffman Kimball

    SPIRITUAL FOURTHS


    A Declaration of Interdependence
    Independence is important, but it doesn't have much to do with freedom. By Raphael Cushnir

    An American Seder
    Michael Lerner says July 4 should be a holy day, complete with religious rites and rituals

    Tools for Independence Day Liturgies
    Inspirations for your own spiritual July 4 celebration
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