(Written By Daniel K. Norris) The bright summer sun was casting its long golden beams through a canopy of trees onto a group of children, playing in a nearby park. As they ran through a clearing they happened upon a strange man who was standing still in the middle of a single shaft of light. In his hand was a large gemstone that he held directly before one eye. He seemed oblivious to their presence. He just stood there, silently gazing through the stone,

studying its facets as that ray of sunlight danced through the prism. It was an odd sight to the children and they reasoned that this man must be out of his mind. Though this man came into town that day a stranger, I am certain his name is not unknown to you. This was Jonathan Edwards, the prominent minister of America’s First Great Awakening and that was just one of his peculiar habits that often attracted attention. READ MORE