Profit

   As a newly-minted sophomore at Harding University, I walked into the theater-style classroom and stepped halfway down the terraces before sliding into a desk near the very center of the room. In most other classes I would have sought a seat in the back corner, near the exit, knowing that I would be anxious…

Life: Empty or Full

   Life without God, thy name is emptiness. You promise to make whole, but leave one broken. You promise to grow, but leave one stunted. You promise to straighten, but only bend. You promise to belong, but make one lonely. You promise to give purpose, but leave one aimless. You promise to guide, but leave…

Heroes

   But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine. Daniel 1:8a, NIV Imagine a hostile nation has overwhelmed your land, annihilated your country’s army and has now marched into your city. As a young, Hebrew child (maybe no more than ten or eleven years old) you see your conqueror’s officials…

Overturning the Tables -A Study in Righteous Anger

   After seeing weeks of propaganda pushed on the populace insisting that the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage is something moral and steeped in our nation’s tradition of liberty, I’m upset. After reading about the shootings in Chattanooga, enabled by a spineless national security apparatus and laws intended for the disarmament of the citizenry,…

Blue: A Poem from Deus Vincit

  A gentle ripple breaks the surface That shines like glass under the moon It moves on in concentricity Continually changing shade of blue   Upon the far side of the water Stands a mountainside cold and gray Reflecting snow shows amongst the crags And shadows of blue here also lay   Frailest wisps of cloud meander through A dark blue sky of…

Abusing History

Here’s one thing which really bothers me: the abuse of history. It shows itself most often in two different ways, both of which are very disturbing. First, people tend to airbrush history in order to confirm their own biases. And second, people today tend to view previous generations as know-nothing imbeciles. Both of these end…