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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.
Published: January 19th, 2017
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Published: June 6th, 2019
How did the sport of hockey affect political history and our nation's foreign relations? In this vlog, Professor David Onyon, M.A., discusses the impact of the Russian Five-five Russian Hockey stars who broke the mold and risked their lives to play professional hockey in the United States' National Hockey League following the Cold War.
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.
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.
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?
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.