Month: March 2022

  • A St. Patrick’s Day Poem

    On this day so full of mirthI think of Christianity in Ireland’s birth Brave Patrick forged the wayPreaching the Gospel to the pagans, a bold new foray The Celtic cross stands strongWith shamrock in bloom we sing this song Modernism and secularism – Satan’s wileIs attacking the faith in the Emerald Isle But God’s Word […]

  • 1980s Medley

    Here are 3 songs I was listening to this morning through Alexa on our Echo Dot smart speaker. First Song The first song is “Don’t You Forget About Me” by the Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was released on February 20, 1985. The song was featured in the movie “The Breakfast Club.” It became […]

  • Justification: by works or by faith?

    Justification by faith alone (Sola Fide) is the sine qua non (the essential thing without which it cannot be) of the Protestant Reformation. It is this doctrine upon which the Reformation stands or falls. However, there is sharp disagreement with the Roman Catholic church on this topic. What does the Bible say? Who is more […]

  • 1980s British Bands + Elvis

    Always Something There to Remind Me Here are two 1980s songs, by two different British bands that I really like. The first is “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes. This less well-known New Wave song was a great example of synth-pop. I should point out that this song makes good use of […]

  • Communist takeover of America

    The unfairly maligned US Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was prescient in his vision of communist infiltration and eventual takeover of America in the early 1950s. He saw the problem primarily in the entertainment industry, the state department, and even the army (see more on this below), but the real seeds of destruction, in my view, […]

  • Abortion Deconstructed

    Since January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision in the matter of Roe v. Wade found in favor of the “Jane Roe” (Norma McCorvey), who was seeking an abortion in Texas. The Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s “right” to an abortion was a constitutional right. Even though the US Consitution explicitly affirms the right […]

  • Biggest blizzards in Pittsburgh in my life so far

    So far, in my life, I’ve witnessed 3 epic blizzards. I was 3 years old. It was January 1978. A huge blizzard, dubbed The Great Blizzard of 1978, dumped 27 inches of snow between January 22 and 24. I recall the snow was above my head when we opened the front door on Meadowbrook Blvd. […]

  • Highway to Heaven

    Highway to HeavenSeason 3, Episode 15 “Wally”The episode aired Jan 14, 1987 Michael Landon as Jonathan SmithVictor French as Mark GordonDick Van Dyke as Wally Dunn This series centers on Jonathan Smith (An angel who died as a human 40 years ago. He was given a new body on becoming an angel. So doesn’t appear […]

  • In Christ Alone

    I don’t like much contemporary Christian music, but I absolutely love this contemporary hymn, a throwback to classic hymns, “In Christ Alone”. The Irish melody is beautiful and the lyrics are doctrinally rich and sound. It was written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, both musicians of Christian worship music in Britain. Written in 2002, […]

  • Coffee!

    I don’t know about you, but I love drinking coffee! Lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, frappuccinos, cold, hot, I love it all! I’ve tried various high-end coffee companies which feature ethically sourced coffee beans and one I’ve found which I really like is Amora Coffee. Amora is an American company based in Montgomery, Alabama. The company was […]