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…

Please Tell Me … 

… how can anyone call themselves a Christian and still advocate for socialist and humanist ideas? (Specifically: limitation of freedom of religion, speech, private property rights; redistribution of wealth; creation/expansion of tariffs and other intrusions into free trade; creation/expansion of the welfare state; lack of support for traditional institutions like marriage, sex and the family;…

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,…

Why Risk It?

   [Picture of Andrew Cotton, 34, surfing an 80’ wave off the coast of Portugal in 2014]   I’m not naturally someone who is inclined to activities which are risky.  I don’t spend incredible amounts of money or energy searching for that jolt of fear and adrenaline that follows a free-climb up a sheer rock…