In each episode, we investigate the people behind historically significant events in American history while also exploring the direct connection between faith and liberty in America from its founding to today. All from the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center located in the heart of our nation’s birthplace: On Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Together, We’ll bring history to life in a fun and accessible way by leveraging relevant segments, guests, and exploring topics that allow us to discuss our Nation’s history and a fresh and new format.
Shining City on a Hill
In 1630, a Puritan leader named John Winthrop stepped to the pulpit and delivered what would later be called, “the greatest sermon of the millennium”. His inspiring words brought a fresh vision to early colonists for what a new world in the wilds of America could be. 350 years later, the wilds of America had become the greatest nation in the world. But, locked in a Cold War and facing an economic crisis, it was a nation in need of a fresh vision of what it could be. Into this moment in history, Winthrop’s sermon continued to preach. The words of the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony inspired another governor who would cite Winthrop’s sermon on his way to the presidency. Hear how the greatest sermon of the millennium inspired one of America’s greatest presidents on this special episode of Faith and Liberty Rediscovered with Alan Crippen.
Cooler Heads Prevail
By early 1914, the World was on the brink of war. But, as the nations went into full-scale production of combat weaponry, one man was literally melting them down. On this special episode of Faith and Liberty Rediscovered, hear the remarkable story of a man whose incredible efforts at peace demonstrated that diplomacy is, indeed, the art of keeping cool.
Hear the true tale of a Statesman turned Spymaster whose stories inspired the breakthrough bestseller for one of America’s renowned novelists. All this and more on this special episode of Faith and Liberty Rediscovered with Alan Crippen.
A Man of the People in the Cause of Freedom
In order for liberty’s cause to succeed, it couldn’t merely be the vision of delegates and statesmen. It needed to be the people’s vision, the people’s cause. Without the spirit, grit, and determination of the common man, the fight for freedom would surely have failed. On this special episode of Faith and Liberty Rediscovered, we’ll see how one fascinating figure with a household name used his voice to remind the common man that he was equally precious in the sight of God as the King of England. This man of the people inspired more than a beverage, he inspired a Revolution!
The Freedom Prophet - Richard Allen
When titles like Prophet and Apostle are frequently ascribed, the person in view is someone of great stature and influence. Such is the case with the 18th-century minister and Civil Rights leader, Richard Allen. Born into bondage as a slave, Allen came to know Christ and found ultimate freedom in the gospel. Remarkably, his faith-filled life made such a profound impact on his “master” that he allowed Allen to purchase his freedom and live as a doubly free man. Allen used his newfound liberty to minister the gospel and fight for racial equality. His voice for Christ and for societal change still speaks volumes today. In this way, ascriptions like Prophet and Apostle are perhaps apropos, after all.
The eminence of Richard Allen and his story is nearly impossible to overstate. Join us as we explore the life and influence of this Black founding prophet of Faith and Liberty on this episode of Faith and Liberty Rediscovered!
Precedented Times: American Inaugurations Re-Discovered Part 2
In just the 72 short years between the Presidential inaugurations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the landscape of America had shifted dramatically. Join us as we take a look at Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address.
The clearest explanations on historical events with interesting commentary I’ve ever heard
American Civil Religion
Excellent and subtle commentary on the history of America’s Civic Religion, and its close relationship to the Bible.
This podcast is the best history oriented podcast I have heard. These guys know their history and unearth stories and facts that are both fascinating and relevant. Love this!