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Author Leroy Seat

Leroy Seat was a missionary to Japan from 1966-2004 and is both professor emeritus of Seinan Gakuin University and pastor emeritus of Fukuoka International Church.

A new millennium began 12 years ago (technically, 11 years ago, for we usually start counting things with one not zero), according to the Common Era calendar. But when will the Millennium begin? The Millennium, with a capital M, usually refers to the belief that Jesus Christ will literally return to Earth and establish a victorious […] Read More

Two hundred years ago this month, the first foreign missionaries from the United States arrived in India. The famous “haystack prayer meeting” in 1806 led to the forming of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) four years later. In 1812, three couples and two single men set sail for India. One of […] Read More

May is a time of celebration in the modern nation of Israel. On May 15, Israel will celebrate its 64th birthday, as the establishment of the State of Israel took place on that day in 1948. Previously, in October 1946, President Harry S. Truman issued a statement indicating America’s support for the creation of a […] Read More

The 61st annual National Day of Prayer is being held today, May 3, as it is on the first Thursday of May every year. Today is also the 10th annual National Day of Reason. As an alternative to both the Day of Prayer and the Day of Reason, I am proposing a National Day of […] Read More

April 15, 1912. If you have been paying attention to the media at all, you recognize that as the date that Titanic, the majestic ocean liner, sank. Most of you probably know more about the Titanic than I do. For some reason I have not been greatly interested in it, in the past or even […] Read More

President Dwight D. Eisenhower died 43 years ago today, March 28, 1969, at the age of 78. At the time of his election as the 34th president of the United States in 1952, he was a five-star general in the U.S. Army. During World War II, “Ike” had served as the Supreme Commander of the […] Read More

The SouthernPovertyLawCenter (SPLC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. The SPLC was co-founded in 1971 by civil rights lawyer Morris Dees, who continues to serve as the “chief trial attorney” for the organization. The SPLC’s primary publication is […] Read More

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 under President Nixon. According to its website, “The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.” Thanks to the EPA, we are all able to enjoy cleaner air, purer water and fewer toxic chemicals in our environment than would be the […] Read More

“Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!” That was a war cry widely heard in the Unites States after the USS Maine sunk 114 years ago today in 1898. The cause of that sinking is unclear even today, but popular opinion in the United States in the weeks following that tragedy blamed Spain. That popular […] Read More

In his jubilant victory speech in South Carolina on Jan. 21, Newt Gingrich made three references to Saul Alinsky. Many who heard Gingrich’s speech no doubt knew who Alinsky was, but perhaps some people wondered, “Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Gingrich mentioning him?” Alinsky was born 103 years ago today, on Jan. 30, […] Read More