• The unbeliever in Islam: Paradigm and Primer

    In Islam, according to the Qur’an and the most respected Hadith, the unbeliever (kafir) is treated totally different than Muslims. Through the strict enforcement of sharia (Islamic law) the non-Muslim living in Muslim-majority societies is relegated to the status of dhimmitude, which makes them second or even third class citizens. They are required to pay […]

  • Autumn Reflections

    I meander through the park On a cold autumn day The multi-hued leaves crunch satisfyingly underfoot Reflecting on God’s providence and grace My mood is slightly morose, yet hopeful Squirrels open chestnuts for the long winter ahead Over head a Peregrine falcon soars majestically Eyeing its prey A mouse darts across the open field The […]

  • The Full Armor of God

    This poem is about putting on the full armor of God, as delineated in Ephesians 6:10-18. Tis the Devil I fight todayI will battle him without delay Not by my own mightBy God’s power that serpent will seek flight I can do nothing by my powerBut all can be done as Christ’s soldier Don the […]

  • The One True Church

    I often hear Catholics and Orthodox say they are the oldest churches and can trace through apostolic succession their churches back to 33 AD. I posit that what is most important is having the correct doctrine. Men are fallible and can make mistakes. Once a church is institutionalized correcting those mistakes becomes very difficult, if […]

  • The 5 Solas of the Reformation

    The glorious Protestant Reformation was built on 5 foundational principles. These are collectively known as The 5 Solas. Below is each of the terms in Latin with an English translation, followed by a brief description. Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”). This means that the Bible alone is the ultimate authority. Although it can be beneficial to […]

  • The Faithful Five

    Here is some background info on the 5 Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe, thus declaring that abortion is not a constitutional right. The majority opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Thomas and Kavanaugh also filed concurring opinions. Chief […]

  • Abortion in America

    Today, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson. The ruling overturned the prior decision, by a vote of 6-3. It also overturned the previous decision, by a vote of 5-4, of Roe v. Wade (1973), which legalized abortion nationwide 49 years ago. It also overturned the […]

  • America: Designed to Fail?

    I’ve come to realize that most modern appliances and electronics are actually designed with the intent that they will fail within a certain calculated time span. Anywhere from 3-7 years for fridges and 10-14 at the maximum. This failure is implicit in the design specifications, materials used, manufacturing processes, and is well known to those […]

  • Women in the Early Church

    Background Orthodox Metropolitan Kallistos Ware describes his view, on the possible ordination of women in the Orthodox church below: Thankfully, most Orthodox oppose the practice and see it absent in church tradition, and the writing of the Church fathers. Kallistos is a theological liberal who has taken up many heresies over the years. This video […]

  • Reformed Theology: An Introduction

    Here is a set of 12 videos, by Dr. R.C. Sproul, teaching the basics of Reformed Theology. I highly recommend this video series! Dr. Sproul was a gifted communicator, and conveyor of Reformed theology. Also, if you’re looking for a book, I highly recommend this one, which has the same name as the video series. […]