What in the World Is Happening?

Massive hurricanes. Earth-altering earthquakes. Epic floods. Out-out-of-control wildfires. Add to the mix terrorism and social chaos, and the threat of nuclear war, and we find plenty of reasons to be unsettled. It seems as though the end of time is … Continued

Shining with True Glory

God is preparing His heroes. And when the opportunity comes, He can fit them into their places in a moment. And the world will wonder where they came from. –A.B. Simpson, evangelist and church founder “Now at that time Michael, the great prince … Continued

Hope for the Halfling

“Maybe Treebeard’s right. We don’t belong here, Merry. It’s too big for us. What can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire. Maybe we should go.” “The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and … Continued

Isolation Isn’t Our Friend

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves … Continued

The Battle for Control

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind … Continued

Why I Don’t Want a Christian Government

I write Christian books. It’s what I do. Sometimes my research takes me to one of my favorite works: a massive 11-volume set titled, The Story of Civilization by historian Will Durant. Durant’s historical accounts are marked by periodic and … Continued

Ours Is a Different World

My father-in-law (Ted) passed away several months back. It was a difficult time for the entire family as we lost a man we dearly loved. Understandably, my mother-in-law got the worst of the deal. Not only did she lose her … Continued

Why Didn’t Jesus Have a Victory Parade?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus never had a victory parade? Think about it. Throughout history, major victories have been celebrated with parades. Virtually every major sports championship is celebrated by a city victory parade.  Local officials estimated that some … Continued

Is the Death Penalty Barbaric?

Conservatives demand it as necessary; liberals protest it as unloving. But what, we might wonder, does God think about capital punishment? The death penalty was common under the Mosaic Law, but the Law doesn’t accurately reflect God’s heart. Furthermore, to … Continued

Why You’ve Lost Even If You Won

While on anniversary getaways with another couple, we would often play guys against the gals board or card games. Our wonderful wives rubbed it in when they won and gave us a difficult time when they lost. It didn’t take … Continued