The King and I

For this weekend’s family movie night, we watched The King and I (1956). Starring Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens, this classic musical was another standby for me growing up.  Lauren and the kids never having seen it before, they now can say they have seen it. And…More

Unidentified Flying Objects

60 Minutes uploaded a video to YouTube on May 16, 2021 titled ‘Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs.’ As of May 30, roughly 7.5 million views have racked up, and there are over 42,000 comments. It seems every time I refresh the home pages for The Blaze, The Epoch Times, and The Daily Wire, there is another…More

Reverse Sexism in American Churches

According to Wikipedia, “reverse sexism” is defined as follows: “Reverse sexism is sexism directed towards men and boys. This form of sexism includes any form of prejudice or discrimination against men and boys. This can include stereotyping that may negatively impact men.” Without knowing there was a term for it, the concept has been on my…More

If China Deliberately Unleashed COVID

What if China did intentionally manipulate and then release COVID-19? Reporting from Ryan Saavedra at The Daily Wire today – Biden Admin: ‘We Haven’t Ruled Out’ Possibility That Pandemic From China Was Deliberately Unleashed. They will surely circle back on that one. Of course the anti-nationalist, anti-national self-interest, political and governing establishment – which resents and utterly…More

Lament and Thrive

Here is my homework for you from this episode: Listen to Thrive by Newsboys, and read the lyrics.  Down here in the valleyEvery shadow you seeHas its own storyDown here in the valleyEvery puddle of mudComes from tears and bloodAnd it’s so hard just to get warmThat the chill turns into despair Will you lift me up…More

Curbing Careerist Ambitions

LinkedIn told me yesterday that as much as 25% of the workforce in America intends to change jobs now that the COVID-19 pandemic is over.  That in conjunction with a conversation I had with a friend who is interviewing for jobs and hates his current one has me thinking back over my working life. I…More

A Nation of Suicidal Children

One of the things that was prophesied concerning John the Baptist was that in calling Israel to repentance and heralding the arrival of the promised Messiah, he would turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children. In our day, entirely too much talk of suicidal children is relevant and necessary. But the reason…More

John the Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told

Our family movie night this week featured the 1965 classic, The Greatest Story Ever Told. Featuring Max von Sydow as Jesus and Charlton Heston as John the Baptist, this film was one of my favorites growing up. Yes, the actor playing Jesus has funny hair. My son Eli was quick to point that out.  But I…More

When Catholics Withhold Communion

Roman Catholic bishops weigh whether to withhold communion from pro-choice, pro-abortion politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. But then they get pressure from higher up in the food chain to relent. Atop the pyramid sits Progressive Pope Francis, so that stands to reason. Gone are the days when Americans worried that electing John Fitzgerald…More

Book Review: ‘The Civil War as a Theological Crisis’ by Mark A. Noll

If you want to understand the American Civil War better, read Mark A. Noll’s book – The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. In it you will find that before the question of slavery was a political or military question to be answered on the battlefield, it was a theological question. How we read and interpret…More