Kingfish

“Kingfish” is a biography of Huey Long written by Richard White. Long was a Louisiana Democrat governor and later U.S. senator and controlled virtually every aspect of the state government from 1929 until he was shot to death in 1935 at age 42. This was true even though he held no state office after 1932 […]

The Covenant of Marriage

“You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. But you say, ‘Why does he not?’ Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is […]

Defiant Joy

“Defiant Joy” is a biography of G. K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte. Chesterton was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic that wrote primarily in the early 1900s. Blessed with a sharp wit, he created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, a very popular series in its time, wrote the definite biography […]

Mint Condition

Back when I was a boy I fondly remember coming home in the early summer evenings after playing some sandlot baseball and hoping Mom would bring me a couple of packs of baseball cards from her weekly trip to the grocery store. I loved Major League Baseball and, in the day when few games were […]

Major League Woke

Recently, Major League Baseball decided to move the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver as a protest against the new Georgia voting laws. Commissioner Rob Manfred maintained that “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game” thereby showing MLB’s values to be out of step […]

Women in the Church

“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.” I Timothy 2 :11-14 “As in […]

Those That Have Crept In

“For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. . . .just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural […]

Enter Into His Rest

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” Hebrews 4:9-11 Once we are saved, through […]

The Ultimate Authority

“He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, ‘Where are you from?’ But Jesus gave him no answer. So Pilate said to him, ‘You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?’ Jesus answered him, ‘You would have no authority over […]

Find Joy in the Toil of Life

“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions […]

Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson is one of the best biographies of the founder of the Apple Corporation. Jobs hand picked the author to write his biography and he was given unprecedented access to Jobs and those around him which makes the biography compelling. Jobs begin his career in technology by calling Bill Hewlett of […]

The Biblical Canon

It is interesting to learn how the books of the Bible, The Cannon, were determined. Sometime between AD 156 and 172 a man named Montanus appeared in Asia Minor. He and his two prophetesses, Prisca and Maximilla, went about prophesying in the name of the Spirit, and foretelling the speedy second coming of Christ. These […]

Stand Firm Against the Wicked

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,  and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear […]

The Hellenistic Christian Jews of Acts

After Jesus’s death and resurrection, the first company of believers included Mary, Jesus’ Mother, and other kinsman, along with the apostles. Since the whole company was Jewish they remained loyal for a time to the Jewish law and continued to worship in the synagogue and temple. Despite this they began facing some persecution over their […]

A Christian’s Governing Authority

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” Romans 13:1-2. Christians are called to be law-abiding citizens and to obey the governments that […]

Reading the Man

Reading the Man by Elizabeth Brown Pryor is a quasi-biography of Robert E. Lee. It follows his life in a loosely chronological order largely through the letters he wrote. Each chapter opens with one or more of his letters or a letter of someone related to him and is followed by a biographical narrative by […]

Natural Rights and Secession

In these times of political turmoil between two very different peoples (loosely defined as liberal and conservative or christian and nonchristian) who have completely different mores and standards of morality, secession talk is on the rise around the country. Examples include; Californians angry about the Trump administration’s policies recently suggesting that their state would be […]

The First Nazi Holocaust

Many people do not know that the first victims of the Nazi Holocaust were not the Jews (which started primarily in 1942) but the mentally and physically handicapped. It started with the decision to kill physically deformed newborns and small children in 1939. A group of “experts” were formed, operating under the name of “Reich […]

The Perfect Judgment of God

“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord. ‘And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies […]

O Holy Night

One of the most cherished Christmas songs we sing each year is “O Holy Night”. It has an interesting history. In 1847, in a French village, the local priest asked the local wine commissioner, Placide Cappeau, a not-very-religious man, to write a poem for Christmas mass. It has been lost to history why the priest […]

Carrying Our Rocks

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.  Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source […]

Our God

“Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared the Lord. Then Haggai, the messenger of […]

Reconciled By Christ

“And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the […]

The Dallas Statement

The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel (or the Dallas Statement) is a statement of faith, drafted in the summer of 2018 in Dallas, TX by a group of evangelicals led by John MacArthur, in response to how certain evangelicals have drifted away from the Christian Gospel towards a social gospel, the latter being […]

God The Father

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as […]