Contributor: Lisa Deam

Lisa Deam, Ph.D., writes and speaks on spiritual formation through the lens of history. She is the author of A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps. Visit Lisa at and

Through Rose Window-Colored Glasses

The View of Church History From Here

My friend and fellow historian John Fea once said that history has no heroes. Lately I’ve been reflecting on this provocative idea with the help of a fictional woman named Hero. I encountered Hero (full name: Hero Jarvis) in a Regency-era mystery, When Falcons Fall, by C. S. Harris. Hero and her husband, Sebastian St. Cyr, have the following conversation while... Read more