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I am a 59 year old devout conservative Christian. I worked 31 years as a tax professional and recently retired. I became a Christian at age six and have been studying the Bible my entire life. I am editor of this blog and started it to present a defense of the traditional conservative Biblical worldview.

  • Away in a Manger

    Each year we see the familiar nativity scene during the Christmas season.  It is a reminder of the “reason for the season” which is the birth of our Savior.  I have fond memories as a child of being involved in… Read More ›

  • Hate Speech

    During an Anti-Defamation League event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook advocated for censorship of “those who push hate [and] division” across his company’s digital platforms.  He advocated censoring viewpoints that, in his opinion, are  pushing “hate, division, and violence.”… Read More ›

  • Fear Not

    Psalm 118:6-7 “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 34:4 “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed… Read More ›

  • Supreme Injustice

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts offered a rare public criticism of the President on Wednesday when he disputed President Trump’s claim that an “Obama judge” had blocked his effort to deny asylum to those entering the country illegally.  Roberts… Read More ›

  • Our Thanksgiving

    “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Psalm 100:4. “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”  Psalm… Read More ›

  • Over There

    On November 11, at the World War I Armistice Day centennial observance, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.”  He went on to say that “If we think our interests may… Read More ›

  • Sea of Darkness

    On a cold night in February 1864 George Dixon, captain of the CSS Hunley, and his crew of seven attacked and sunk the Federal blockading ship Housatonic in Charleston harbor becoming the first submarine ever to sink a ship.  The… Read More ›

  • Resisting the Ordinance of God

    “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.  Presumptuous… Read More ›

  • Blackface

    This week it was announced that Megyn Kelly would lose her show on NBC, Megyn Kelly Today, due to the fact that she questioned whether or not wearing Blackface as part of a Halloween character costume was racist or not…. Read More ›

  • First Man

    I recently went and saw the movie, First Man, and was pleasantly surprised.  I enjoyed it very much and it kept me entertained throughout with its suspenseful action and interesting story.  The movie is more of a biopic of Neil Armstrong,… Read More ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • Sodom and Gomorrah Revisited

    There have recently been many revelations, one after another, of sexual harassment claims, with many being acknowledged by the perpetrator.  The fact that these acts have been brought to light is a very positive development as it has encourage more and… Read More ›

  • Reaping the Whirlwind

    “For it was the Lord’s intention to harden their hearts, so that they would engage Israel in battle, be completely destroyed without mercy, and be annihilated, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.” Joshua 11:20. God will at times harden… Read More ›

  • The Commander of the Lord’s Army

    “When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand.  Joshua approached Him and asked, ‘Are You for us or for our enemies?’  ‘Neither,’ He relied…. Read More ›

  • Mercy and Forgiveness

    “As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.  No eye looked with pity… Read More ›

  • The Fury of God

    “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.  And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses… Read More ›

  • The Peace of God

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I leave you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27.  This passage was Jesus comforting His… Read More ›

  • Abide in Christ

    “Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that… Read More ›

  • Faith and Patience

    “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12. There are many promises given to Believers in the Word of God.  Not the least of which is that, in the… Read More ›