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Tyrone Block, D.M.A., explains 1900s Shout Band in America’s Black Pentecostal Church as a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Shout Bands

Published: February 23rd, 2017

In Spring 2016, the history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian film making and social activism. Tyrone Block, D.M.A., explains Shout Band in America’s Black Pentecostal Church during the 1900s.
 

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Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Cinema

Published: January 19th, 2017

During the spring of 2016, SAGU’s history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema from the roaring twenties all the way into modern cinema.

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Lloyd Uglow, Ph.D., explains how automobiles evolved throughout the 1900s and why their popularity is considered a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Automobiles

Published: September 14th, 2016

In Spring 2016, SAGU's History Department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. In this video, Dr. Loyd Uglow, explains how automobiles evolved throughout the 1900s and how they began to change America.

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The Value of the 5 Historical Dating Methods

The Value of the 5 Historical Dating Methods

Published: January 19th, 2016

All of us tend to use the most significant dates in our lives as reference points for all the others. For example, we think of our age in reference to the year we were born, and while we may give names to wedding anniversaries (silver, gold, etc.), we determine them by counting from the year of the marriage. Indeed, the root of the word anniversary is the Latin for “year.”

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The tomb of Jesus can be described by comparing archaeological evidence with the scriptural texts. Giving us an idea of tombs in the bible and 1st century.

The Tomb of Jesus: First Century Jewish Burials

Published: March 24th, 2016

Many of us have heard the story of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Sadly, since we are removed from the historical context of this event, some of the details of the story can be lost to us. For example, the gospels tell us that Christ was buried in a tomb for three days. Have you ever given any thought to what the tomb of Jesus was actually like? Was it a gravesite like we use today or was it something different?

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The Power of Psychological Warfare in World War II

Published: October 24th, 2018

One of the most powerful aspects of warfare is that of psychological manipulation. But, what makes this form of warfare so effective? The power of psychological warfare is the inability to defend yourself against its effect. In this vlog, Dr. Jeff Logue shares how WWII was a vivid example of psychological warfare in the way it was employed by the Axis and Allied Powers to target the moral sentiment of soldiers.  

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The Power of Propaganda in World War II

Published: August 29th, 2018

In a world before social media and the internet, how did the United States encourage and promote American citizens in the 1930s and 1940s to contribute to the war effort? The answer-propaganda and lots of it. While propaganda took many forms, perhaps its strongest and the most effective channel was Hollywood films. In this Thought Hub vlog, Rob Price, M.F.A., shares the impact of these films in America during this era and how many young filmmakers put their careers on hold to contribute to the war effort. 

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The Political Influence of Comics in America During WWII

Published: August 14th, 2018

Did you know that comic books were used as propaganda during World War II? While adults were targeted through posters and short films that were shown before movies, American children were targeted through some of our most prominent superheroes to date such as Captain America, Superman, Batman and several others. These superheroes embodied the ideal virtues of American soldiers and demonstrated the courage and resolve needed to fight evil during World War II. In this vlog, David Onyon, SAGU History Professor, discusses how the effort to win WWII went hand-in-hand with comics. 

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This highlight video of Christopher Gornold-Smith's lecture "Corinth in Context," he discusses the political history of the ancient biblical city of Corinth.

The Political History of Ancient Corinth

Published: July 19th, 2016

This highlight video from a lecture entitled "Corinth in Context" discusses the political history of the ancient biblical city of Corinth.

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The Non-Nordic Ideal: Non-Germans Serving In Nazi Armies

Published: August 1st, 2018

In 1942, the German military was actually stretched so thin across all of Europe that they had no option but to open the doors to non-Germans. But why would non-Germans agree to fight for the Nazi Armies especially when Germans regarded them as an inferior race? How did the Nazis convince men from countries that they had conquered to fight in the German military? In this Thought Hub vlog on WWII Perspectives, Dr. Loyd Uglow discusses the reasoning and tactics behind this unusual turn-of-events in WWII history. 

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Constitutional Law is a reflection of society. In this blog, we examine the court cases that deemed state and federal sponsored segregation as unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

The Legal Cases That Abolished 'Separate but Equal' Doctrine

Published: September 14th, 2016

Disclaimer: Article dictated and adapted from the lecture, "Turning Points in 20th Century America: Two Cases That Changed the Nation" by Aaron Burke, J.D., available below.

Constitutional Law is a mirror reflection of society. When thinking about past United States Supreme Court cases, you have to understand the context of an entirely different society. A lot of these cases are sometimes confusing and illogical in today's context. Take, for example, perhaps the two most important Supreme Court opinions in the past 100 years: The case that created the 'Separate but equal' doctrine and the case that abolished the doctrine as it applied to the federal government and the states.

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The History of Pentecostal Preaching

The History of Pentecostal Preaching

Published: May 28th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the early Pentecostal Movement, Jeff Magruder, D.Min. speaks on the delivery and doctrine that is found in early pentecostal preaching.

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Geography of Ancient Corinth

The Geography of Ancient Corinth

Published: February 25th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture entitled "Corinth in Context," Christopher Gornold-Smith discusses the geography of the Ancient Corinth.

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Four Chaplains on U.S.A.T. Dorchester

The Four Chaplains: Forgotten Heroes

Published: February 2nd, 2016

There are many forgotten or little known heroes in American history, men and women who gave of themselves so that others could enjoy freedom. We all have heard of such people as Nathan Hale and Jim Bowie who paid the ultimate price for freedom, but few know the story of The Four Military Chaplains and their last heroic acts on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester.

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Communication is ever changing. One effect has been the age of electronics, as much as we may not think technology effects communicating, it has changed society.

The Electronic Age and its Effect on Communication

Published: October 20th, 2015

In our last two video blogs, we presented a communication model and some history that proved how print profoundly affected the pulpit. And if the printing press medium pushed modernity in Western culture, then is it possible the dawn of electronic media is pushing our society to post-modernity?

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Intended for Harm: Surviving a Japanese POW Camp

Published: September 20th, 2018

February 3, 1945 dawned with the sounds of machine guns all around the city of Manila. Bombers flew overhead as American troops converged on the city. For an entire month, the US squeezed the Japanese Empire from the capital city of the Philippines. On March 3rd, the Battle of Manila ended. It was the end of three years of Japanese occupation of the Island of Luzon, the main Island of the Philippines. As he fled the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur declared that he would return and he did. 

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Early Hispanic Pentecostal Movement

Hispanics in the Pentecostal Movement

Published: February 25th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on Hispanic Pentecostalism, Dr. Bruce Rosdahl speaks on the early hispanic pentecostal movement with a focus on the life and work H.C. Ball.

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By assessing the archaeological findings of 1st century jewish tombs and biblical references the determination of which could be the tomb of Jesus can be found.

Have Archaeologists Found the Tomb of Jesus?

Published: June 3rd, 2016

Do archaeologists know the location of the tomb of Jesus? Since the 4th century there has been an unbroken tradition identifying the location of Christ’s tomb. Can archaeology confirm or refute this claim?

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John Glover and the Marblehead Militia

Forgotten Revolutionary War Hero: John Glover

Published: July 2nd, 2015

Heroes. Everyone has them. Often they are highly visible and their names well known. For some heroes are athletes who set records, sustain careers in their sport and take their places in Halls of Fame. For others heroes win Pulitzers, Oscars, or Grammys, for their exceptional talent.

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Dr. Bruce Rosdahl talks about how the world denies the image of God and the fundamental dignity of humanity.

Demise of The Fundamental Dignity of Humanity - Part 2

Published: April 2nd, 2018

"All people, at all times, everywhere, bear the image of God."

Dr. Bruce Rosdahl concludes his vlog series over the fundamental dignity that belongs to every human being. Rosdahl explains the necessity for society to return to a Biblical understanding of the image of God and how that image is reflected in all individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. 

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