Phi Beta Kappa is an academic honor society with the mission of "fostering and recognizing excellence" in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. Founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, it is the oldest such society in the US and today boasts 283 chapters and over half a million living members. Its symbol is a golden key engraved with the image of a pointing finger, the Greek letters from which the society takes its name, and three stars. What principles do these stars represent?
Back in the day
The US House of Representatives impeached President Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998, charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice during investigations into the Lewinsky scandal. It was apparent, however, that much of the public, while fascinated by the scandal, held the impeachment drive to be partisan and irrelevant to national affairs. In Jan., 1999, two impeachment counts were tried in the Senate, which on Feb. 12 acquitted Clinton. Who was the only other chief executive to be impeached?
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Estep was an American Baptist historian, author, and professor of Church history. He was considered to be one of the world's leading authorities on Anabaptism, or the practice of rebaptizing adults whose previous baptisms the Anabaptists declared invalid. He wrote numerous works on subjects including Baptist and Anabaptist history, religious liberty, and world missions. At what theological seminary was he professor?