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  • Adelaide, Esther, and Influence

    Last month we named our newborn daughter Adelaide. And this is why… In 1831 King William IV became the oldest monarch to ascend the throne of the United Kingdom and Ireland, at the ripe royal age of sixty-four. His nickname was “The Sailor King,” a [...]

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  • Spiritual Confidence Scams

    What makes a conman so pernicious is his ability to conjure a convincing illusory identity based on trust. Thus the moniker, confidence man. At some point in every scam, the prey entrusts money to the predator, with full confidence that it will be returned. But [...]

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  • A Resurrection Riddle

    Linda Lou Taylor only got married once…for love. It was in 1957. Linda was sixteen and she married 31 year old George Scott, whom she loved deeply. The marriage lasted seven years, ending in a regrettable divorce. After that Linda gave up on the idea [...]

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  • Facts on Tax

    January 25, 1999 was the day I became a hater. As I slowly tore open the envelope with my very first real paycheck I was looking forward to the juiciest check on which I had ever seen my own name inscribed. But as my eyes [...]

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  • A Taxing Truth

    Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn New York in 1899. He was one of nine children of an Italian barber. By all accounts Al Capone was a naughty kid. He was expelled from his Catholic school at age fourteen for punching a nun in [...]

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  • The Book of Preservations: Spotting God in Esther

    Reverend Robert Evans is a retired pastor who lives in Australia. Many ministers these days claim to have various supernatural gifts. But unlike the usual suspects of contemporary charismania, the Rev Evans actually does posses an ability that is closer to supernatural than any claim [...]

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  • Finally Here: BUMP book

    Just a reminder that the book Things that Go Bump in the Church by yours truly, Mike Abendroth, and Byron Yawn hit the shelves (virtual and wooden) today – April 1st. My first published piece was the short-term missions chapter in John MacArthur’s Rediscovering Evangelism. For obvious [...]

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  • Sinking Noah – by Matt Walsh

    Now that the Nah movie has hit screens, there are more reviews for us to chew on that may prevent choking on the movie itself. This is the best I’ve read since Ken Ham’s prescient warning.   This is Matt Walsh’s take. It’s really good. [...]

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"Who having been called to be a preacher would stoop to be a king?" - Puritan Thomas Carlyle