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I am a 60 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.

  • Hind’s Feet

    “When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will… Read More ›

  • Stan and Ollie

    I recently went to see the movie, Stan and Ollie.  It was about the last years of the legendary comedy team, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.  They were one of the top box office draws from the 1920’s to mid… Read More ›

  • Sodomite Revenge

    The wicked shaming of Karen Pence for teaching art part-time at a Christian school that adheres to biblically rooted views of marriage arises directly from the Supreme Court’s equally wicked decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  As… Read More ›

  • Little Girl Blue

    I have long been a fan of Karen Carpenter’s singing.  She has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard and I loved many of her songs.  The book “Little Girl Blue” by Randy Schmidt is probably the… Read More ›

  • Throw Out The Fleece

    “And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry… Read More ›

  • Joy

    Most people have probably heard of C. S. Lewis, the famous Christian apologist writer.  The book “Joy” by Abigail Santamaria is an excellent biography of Joy Davidman, C. S. Lewis’s wife.  Based on some extraordinary new documents as well as… Read More ›

  • Silent Night

    The Christmas Carol, Silent Night, was first sung on Christmas Eve of 1818.  The assistant priest at the newly established parish of St. Nicholas in Oberndorf Salzburg Austria was Joseph Mohr.  Earlier in the day he had handed over to the… Read More ›

  • Bethlehem

    “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”… Read More ›

  • 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 ›