Union forces named it the Battle of Antietam (Maryland). Confederates dubbed it the
Battle of Sharpsburg. It was the bloodiest battle in American history. The Union started
with knowledge of how the Confederates planned to fight. Two Union soldiers found a
copy of Lee's plans wrapped around three cigars lying in a field.
Union general, McClellan, didn't make as much with the information as he could, but
without "Special Order 191" lying on the old Confederate campground, the battle could
have been worse for the Union. It wasn't a Union victory, but enough of a stalemate to
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love Mark Ellingsen Bob Ove Bonnie Bates Bill Thomas Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.