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America’s Public Bible: Newspapers and Bible Quotes

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, newspapers regularly printed sermons, even citing the Bible in political commentary.

Hail to the Chief: Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the U.S.

In 1630, Puritan John Winthrop, a founder and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, said in his speech:
“For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill.  The eyes of all people are upon us.”

Hail to the Chief: Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S.

11/20/2016

President Gerald Ford, the only US president never elected Vice President or President—led America in the turbulent aftermath of Watergate from 1974 to 1977.

Hail to the Chief: Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S.

11/20/2016

President Gerald Ford, the only US president never elected Vice President or President—led America in the turbulent aftermath of Watergate from 1974 to 1977.

Hail to the Chief: Presidents Turn to the Bible in Times of National Tragedy

Standing in front of five empty chairs with flags on their seats, President Obama addressed families of slain officers in a memorial service on Tuesday, July 12th—at one point paraphrasing Psalm 30:5:  “Weeping may endure for a night but I’m convinced that joy comes in the morning.”