Inspired by African-American spirituals, Dietrich Bonheoffer was motivated to help found the Confessing Church in Germany during World War II. William Federer explores Bonhoeffer’s legacy as a Disciple Of Christ who was not afraid to stand up to injustice.
Winner of four Pulitzer prizes, Robert Frost is most known for his poem “The Road Not Taken” in 1951. William Federer explores Frost’s faith, reminding us that God’s mercy and love is greater than any sin.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected as the 32nd president of the United States, with his time in office lasting longer than any other. William Federer explores FDR’s years of leadership, a time when he reminded us that “mankind has always believed in God in spite of the many abortive attempts to exile God.”
Reverend Jacob Duche’ was appointed Chaplain of the U.S. Congress in 1776 for his piety and zealous attachment to the rights of America. William Federer explores the legacy of Duche’, a man who is best remembered for the sermons that led Philadelphia’s soldiers to fight for America’s independence with strong, courageous hearts.
In 1862, Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, which became President Lincoln’s favorite song and the Union’s theme song. William Federer explores Howe’s legacy as a woman who embodied the “valor of righteousness”, a trait most essential to the character of men and women.
From 1821 to 1957, Mexico was ruled by fifty different governments, and numerous revolutions influenced its history, such as the Mexican-American War. William Federer explores the terms of the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty, which united the U.S. and Mexico under the “protection of Almighty God, the Author of Peace.”