Why Teach Historical Fiction?

Trunk of Scrolls is a story of long ago. That makes it historical fiction. But it is also a novel that teaches, which makes it curriculum. Historical fiction is one of two top methods of teaching students to “do history.” Click for free PDF Historical fiction presents history as a story Historical fiction gives history […]

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Grace & Peace to You: Early Christian Views on War & Peace

• “I serve Jesus Christ the eternal King. I will no longer serve your emperors. It is not right for a Christian to serve the armies of this world.” ~ Marcellus the Centurion, 298AD, spoken as he gave up his post in the army of Emperor Diocletian because of his faith. • “We ourselves were well […]

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Sarabi Dog of Alexander: Mystery and Fact

What is the connection between Alexander, the Persian Mastiff (Sarabi dog), and the Turkish Kangal? Where did the dog come from? Which breed was Alexander’s dog? This article explores this mystery in depth. The Sarabi dog is featured in the novel TRUNK OF SCROLLS: A FAMILY ADVENTURE. Those who love either the Persian Mastiff or […]

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The Persians at the GATE

The Name Caesar Augustus, of , died in 14 AD, when Jesus was a teenager. Archelaus, besides being the son in law of Herod the Great (of ) was also the Last King of Cappadocia. A Roman vassal, he was active in the political game, so when Caesar Augustus died, he renamed his city after the […]

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Time Travel with CGI

Doing history is more than just memorizing names and dates. You can do history from any platform, even from animation. 10 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR DOING HISTORY This Computer Graphics team has turned old photos from 1931 New York into an amazing time-machine. Enjoy. For more details on the project, CLICK on the time-travel machine below.

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1290 Days

What would you do if you knew you only had 7 years left to live? What would you do if you knew the world had only 7 years left? I am not Chicken Little. I shy away from any kind of “end times” prophecy like I would the Tar Baby. A few months ago, and […]

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Mysterious Family

This Istrian stone monolith was found in 1588, near Ravenna as a part of the city wall.  It is from the mid-first century. You have a family–a woman with her arm around a man (her husband?) and a sleeping/deceased girl-child in her arms. Underneath the man and woman are two young men and under them a third boy. On the […]

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