| Sep 3, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Even the Rev. Billy Graham might have been a tad emerald with envy — if it wasn't a sin.
Still, who couldn't help but marvel at the multitudes who turned out last Saturday for the Sermon on the Monument?
Less a political rally than an old-...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:59 PM
LOS ANGELES — Whether Colonial Williamsburg, Boston's Freedom Trail or Washington's monuments, tracing the steps of patriots, presidents and pioneers never ceases to inspire.
Same holds for iconic sports arenas. Among those of us who revel in the...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 2:19 PM
Airing over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 6:49 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Mike London brought his "A" game Monday. His Virginia football team needs to be even better Saturday at Virginia Tech.
The Cavaliers share last place in the ACC's Coastal Division and are concluding their third consecutive...
| Nov 25, 2007
Christian evangelists can be forgiven for feeling under siege these days. Amid charges of runaway personal spending, Richard Roberts resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, and six tax-exempt ministries were recently asked by Sen....
| Jul 23, 2010
| 2:01 PM
| Jul 24, 2010
| 1:44 PM
The pulpit of Saint Andrew's Chapel isn't off to one side in deference to the altar, as it is in a Catholic church. It isn't a lectern wheeled onto the stage after the Christian rock band sits down, as it is in many nondenominational megachurches.
| Nov 5, 2009
| 10:24 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Sports fans nationwide know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears. For decades its signature columns provided an iconic backdrop for...
| Nov 7, 2009
Iwas 7 or 8 years old, reading my way through my kiddie encyclopedias, when I infuriated my Sunday school teacher by suggesting that the miraculous parting of the Red Sea was simply low tide. At that age, Sheila Schuller was working for her father's...
| Nov 28, 2010
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Random House: 480 pp., $27
As I read Laura Hillenbrand's stirring and triumphant account of the harrowing experiences of American Olympic runner and World War II...