During the cold months of the winter I am reading through the Lord of the Rings to my boys in the evenings. (And to my little girls as well when something interesting catches their ear and they wander in for a bit.) Something caught my attention in our last reading that I found relevant to … Continue reading “Knowledge, Rule, Order”: Perverted Purposes of Saruman the Oligarch
by Steve & Jennifer Hall I am pro-life. For the Christian, this is a fundamental statement. We are fighting for a kingdom which is first and foremost a kingdom of life. We are fighting against a kingdom which is first and foremost a kingdom of death. Life is good; it is from God. Death is … Continue reading I Am Pro-Life, But
We can either be all worked up about the kind of world our children are growing up in, or we can work on the kind of children we are growing up in this world. The first choice will do the world no good, and the latter choice will do the world a world of good. … Continue reading A Helpful Tool for Making Men out of Boys
You may have heard recently that the United States of America has elected a new President. This election has caused diverse reactions from multiple groups of people. For many people, it has been the source of much consternation and distress, and for others, well, the phrase exuberant glee comes to mind. I assume that most … Continue reading What Are We Supposed To Do, Exactly?
It's been quite a beginning to 2021. There is a lot we don't know, and it seems in some ways that the confusion gets worse with each passing day. But with all of the "bad," don't forget to also see the good. What might God be up to in these days we are living? What … Continue reading What You Can Know in Uncertain Times
by Joshua Hall In this excellent short story, Tolkien gives us an idea of how he views the work we do here on earth, and how it relates to our lives in eternity. It’s a potent story with the capacity to change our lives. When one comes to understand that taking a trip to town … Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle” (a Precis)
by Steve Hall We have seen a pattern with this administration, which is, they don’t believe in science. A few times during the 2020 vice presidential debate, democratic nominee for VP Kamala Harris made statements such as this concerning the present administration having no faith in science. The context of her comments were, I believe, … Continue reading Things That Go Together Like Science and Christianity
I am personally excited. At the same time I am concerned. I am excited about the possibility of seeing the atrocious law of Roe v. Wade overturned in our land. This legalized killing of children has been a fist shaken in the face of God for far too long. We are closer than we have … Continue reading This is Not Confusing (or, Which Party I Could Not Vote For)
by Steve Hall What person in history accomplished the greatest victories in this world? If you were asked that question, who would make your list? You might include men like Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Washington, Churchill, and so on. It is fascinating to observe people who excel at what they do, and … Continue reading The Way Things Are Looking
by Steve Hall One of the privileges of being a child of God is that at times, He shakes you up. It's all through the Bible. When Moses led the children Israel to the mountain of God, Mount Sinai, it is recorded in Hebrews 12 that he said, "I exceedingly fear and quake:" God shook … Continue reading The Loving Father Who Shakes Things Up
How much does God so LOVE the world?“...He gave His only begotten Son.” How much does God so HATE sin?“...He gave His only begotten Son.” Seeing both the love and hatred of God helps us have a balanced view of Him, of ourselves, and of sin.
by Steve Hall So we need every godly individual we can to get out and vote in the coming election. This message always comes out loud and clear whenever an election season approaches. Question: where are all these individuals who will vote righteously going to come from...? Christian American families, we need some long term … Continue reading No Way to Preserve Freedom Without a Godly Seed