January 24 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill - the man of the century. Ten years ago Sir Winston was the subject of the Personal in the February Plain Truth, followed by a full-length feature article in March ("This Was Their Finest Hour"). More recently, major magazines have been publishing articles commemorating the hundredth anniversary of his birth in Blenheim Palace (Nov, 30, 1874). Churchill centenaries in many American and British magazines have more than adequately covered the mountaintop experiences in the life of the man generally credited with slaving off the Nazi war machine in the critical months and years before the United States entered World War II. What perhaps would be of special interest to our readers is the Churchillian view of Providence. As with most great men with a large overview of life, his theological thinking went a lot deeper than that of many narrow-minded religionists. He wrote, "Certainly nothing could be more repulsive… than the spectacle of thousands of millions of universes - for that is what they [astronomers} say that it comes to now - all knocking together for ever without any rational or good purpose behind them" (My Early Life, p. 126).
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