Faith-based episodes from historian and award-winning author Dr. Rebecca Price Janney will inspire and encourage
This regiment fought bravely to overcome different kinds of enemies
American hearts went out to children orphaned during World War I
The story of a teacher's unusual experience during the Battle of Gettysburg
Taken from Craig Von Buseck's inspiring new book, VICTOR! THE LAST BATTLE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT, this is the story of a touching Memorial Day salute, his last. (Gratefully shared by permission of the author)
More than riots broke out on college campuses in the spring of 1970.
Letters from the Civil War still speak to us
Even in the optimistic opening years of the 20th century, there were painful reminders of the limits to human achievement.
Was a 1776 Christmas event a coincidence, or a divine appointment?
Many civilians gave all they had in the spring of 1775
The nation's first First Lady was a force to be reckoned with
This multi-disabled woman overcame nearly insurmountable odds to live a productive and inspiring life
Fanny Crosby's impressive output of songs have inspired millions across the generations, around the world.
A revolution of the spirit played a role in Japan's rebuilding after WWII.
What do Americans of the last few decades belief about life after death?
What made up the majority of beliefs about spirituality and the afterlife?
Casting off old ways, many did what was right in their own eyes
This distant mirror can help us better understand our own times.
John Kennedy ushers in a new era
Winston Churchill's Realistic Optimism in a Dark Hour
General Washington urged his men to prayer during the trying winter encampment at Valley Forge
I gave these remarks at the dedication of a DAR grave marker to Colonel Peter Kichline on November 8, 2020 at the Historic Easton Cemetery
America's post-war era was a time of anxiety, and assurance
Studs Terkel famously wrote of WWII as "The Good War." This episode tells the story of how Americans coped with the anxiety of that period.
Economically and spiritually, the decade was a depressed time, but not for all.
The Post-World War One Era Bears a Striking Resemblance to Our Own
High Hope's for the 20th century proved to be dust in the wind
What influenced American beliefs about Heaven and Hell at the dawn of the 20th century?
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans looked to their faith to sustain and encourage
How Americans coped with a shortened life expectancy in the 19th century
The Second Great Awakening began in highly improbable places through unlikely people.
After winning the War of Independence from Great Britain, America became fertile ground for many Utopian societies
How Americans found courage to face the sacrifices of their great Revolution
In colonial America, life was short, but there was a growing expectation of eternity.
Episode two examines who and what contributed to American afterlife beliefs
What do Americans believe about Heaven and Hell, and why? Rebecca Price Janney traces the origins of our attitudes in this multi-part series.
The Declaration of Independence
The story of Hawaii's formidable 19th c. ruler
Jefferson Davis takes leave of his dear friend Franklin Pierce
As America entered WWI, it sought former President Roosevelt's advice.
Where could inspiration be found during the societal mayhem of 1968-1970?
The inspiring story behind a popular song
A stray dog became a military hero
Symbol of a Century
A salute to that generation which continues to show us the way
This podcast is a tribute to my father, Joseph Perio, who passed into eternity April 20, 2020.
During times of crisis, children who know their family's history are more resilient than those who do not
The spring of 1970 brought tragedy, and hope.
During the Civil War, an organization provided hope and healing for countless soldiers
Finding perspective and encouragement from past Americans during our present crisis