Return To Me

I must embrace humility for this is reality.  Pride blinds people so they can’t see and they deny God.  Even many who acknowledge that He exists do not believe what He says. Some slander, accusing Him of injustice, apathy, or… Read More ›

The Man Who Planted Trees

This short story by Jean Giono, about one shepherd’s long and successful single-handed effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in France, and accompanying short animated film is one of my all-time favorites.  It is… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.  He is frequently cited as one of the greatest prose writers in the English language.  He was… Read More ›

  • Choice

    The power of independence is often recognized by choice.  The phrase, “You are free to choose,” means that you have a certain freedom of will.  It is undeniable that life is full of choices, so a presumption arises that our… Read More ›

  • The Value of a Soul

    People are everywhere and in the city they are often packed in like sardines.  We are all different, but also similar in many ways.  The inner most being of each person is a soul, which is hard to describe, but… Read More ›

  • Is Life So Dear

    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give… Read More ›

  • Humanistic Reasoning Illustrated

    “There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people who haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell. (Interviewer: You don’t believe that?).  “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths… Read More ›

  • Inside The Third Reich

    When I was in the seventh grade, around 1972, my English teacher handed out a book club flyer to encourage us to do some extra reading outside the normal reading assignments.  I was already an enthusiastic reader of books, mainly… Read More ›

  • Satan’s Teat

    1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.  Surely you have tasted that the Lord is good!” Scripture encourages us to study God’s Word… Read More ›

  • Hope For The Downcast

    There seemed no end to the oppression that plagued my thoughts.  Thick dark clouds of sadness moved endlessly above me.  The Lord’s presence was nowhere to be found. Curses and bad memories, arguments presenting themselves one after another supported a… Read More ›

  • Sovereign Over Nations

    Speculators and movie makers love to talk about the Apocalypse – the end of the world. However, less is said about the end of America, which is the leader of the free world and western civilization.  There have been great… Read More ›

  • Prophecy Clarified

    Here are some prophecies about the Messiah’s origin: – He is of the lineage of David, a son of David. (Micah 5: 2; Isaiah 9: 6-7; Ps. 132: 11,17; Jer. 23:5; Ezek. 37: 24-25). – He will be born in… Read More ›

  • A Torch Kept Lit

    This is an excellent book I recently read of eulogies written by the late William F. Buckley.  Buckley was the founder of “National Review”, a conservative journal and host of “Firing Line” from 1966-1999 on PBS.  He also wrote many… Read More ›

  • Man as God

    The earth is like a spinning top tilted on its axis.  The spin gives us day and night, while the tilt provides the seasons.  It’s a good thing our scientist are keeping the earth spinning at just the right speed… Read More ›

  • What God Does Through Men

    The Scripture says that Yeshua was fully man.  “For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and… Read More ›

  • Fluff vs Substance

    I was reading a book about writing in which the author described with her most descriptive language the passion and motivation she has for writing.  In her first chapter she said, write a draft without expecting perfection.  In the next… Read More ›

  • Observations on Evolution

    “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3. In the essay “Is Theology Poetry” C. S. Lewis discusses… Read More ›

  • Eliminate the Research Tax Credit

    The latest tax reform lowered the corporate tax rates and at the same time eliminated many corporate business tax credits.  This is an excellent idea, in general, as it would give corporations additional money to invest in their companies as… Read More ›

  • Take Down All Racists Symbols on Public Grounds

    If our country is going to take down all Confederate symbols from public grounds due to its past association with slavery and racism we should not stop there but take down all racist symbols on public grounds.  This would include the… Read More ›

  • Federal Tax Apportionment

    The new tax bill limits deductions on high state taxes.  Criticism of this provision was that it was unfair, particularly given these high tax states contributed more to the Federal government measured by taxes paid in.  However, is this a just… Read More ›

  • Israel’s Interest

     The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, of Israel and the Hope of the nations has called all men to  Himself.  It is not necessary to try to be something  you are not, you only need to call on His… Read More ›

  • The Nashville Statement

    Recently certain Evangelical Leaders from the “Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” released a statement on sexuality.  Called the “Nashville Statement” it affirmed the biblical teaching on marriage and sexual immorality.  It included the following positions:   1.  God has… Read More ›

  • Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    I have been to this city.  I stayed in the old city, in a hostel that is four hundred years old. For Americans it is hard to grasp such longevity, but this is considered new construction in the old city.  It… Read More ›

  • Righteous Order of the Genders

    I see men and women in right relationship, celibate singles, submitted couples loving in marriage.  Great men with supportive women at their sides who are champions of family, of church, and led by Holy Spirit; Yeshua lifted up, glorified in every… Read More ›

  • No One Likes A Bully

    I  have seen several public service announcements on bullying.  How bad it is and that it should not be tolerated in our schools and neighborhoods. Many of us have been tormented by Bullies.  Historically, Gay men have been a favorite… Read More ›

  • Tearing things Down

    The new Liberal Socialist Fascist protesters are seeking to tear down statues and monuments from the past. They believe they are doing good and that they are right to do this, to protest what they find offensive.  Those who raised the… Read More ›

  • Replacement Theology

    “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by… Read More ›