The 1745 Rebellion: Jacobites and Scotland

What is it about Scotland that has stirred the imagination for centuries? Aside from spectacular geography, one word answers this question, “heritage.” The struggles of Scotland may be largely understood as an endeavor to preserve a culture and people that resonate with valiant and independent principles. In this sense, Scotland embodies the highest ideals of…

A Lack of Unity: Lessons from Falkirk

Per Scriptum, E. Wesley We live in a time and place where there’s much excitement and protest about government spending.  But are we being as resourceful as possible?  Are we divided and scattered?  My mind goes back to another July 22nd in 1298 when the sky was less sunny than it is today, being filled…