December 15, 2017

The boat in the backyard

The Boat In The Backyard A father’s depression and a boy who finally understands by Michael Spencer Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? • David, The Psalms When I was twelve years old, my father bought a small aluminum boat, just enough for two people […]

A Father’s Day remembrance

A Father’s Day Remembrance Patience With Ponies . . . And Little Girls by Denise Spencer Her name was Missy. She was fat, black, and as stubborn as ever a pony could be. “She’s not broke to ride,” the man said, one eyebrow raised in warning. But Missy followed us all over that field like […]

We don’t need no stinkin’ definitions

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Definitions Liberals pull something called Christianity out of a hat. by Michael Spencer As a competitor to traditional Christianity, liberalism is a fascinating opponent. When it comes to generals and officers, they have more than they need. But when it comes to actual troops committed to the battle, it’s a […]

Preserve, protect, defend

Preserve, Protect, Defend by Michael Spencer I am frequently asked to explain what is the difference between Republicans and Democrats. As anyone who has read the philosophy of this web site knows, I have a clear opinion on that subject. In short, Republicans seek to preserve what is essential about American life, while Democrats seek […]

Death: The road that must be traveled

Death: The Road That Must Be Traveled For this boy, coming to terms with death ain’t no easy thing. by Michael Spencer Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no […]

Dear students

Dear Students by Steve McFarland Dear Students, This is not easy. What I am about to tell you may scare you, anger you or inspire you. I feel the need to apologize now so that what I am going to tell you will land soft and gentle upon your young, eager spirits. And so I […]

He found it

He Found It The press keeps a straight face for the Howard Dean Tent Revival. by Michael Spencer I really can’t blame Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean for talking about religion, even if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It’s been proven that the public will pay attention to what politicians say about religion […]

Stepping off the bandwagon

Stepping Off The Bandwagon Reflections on five years in the fast lane of contemporary worship by Daniel Whittington Daniel Whittington is a 25 year old musician and professional slacker. He was introduced to the drug of rock n roll at a young age by his cold and heartless father, and has never been the same […]

Sex in dangerous places: A letter of advice about sex and the single Christian guy

Sex in Dangerous Places A letter of advice about sex and the single Christian guy. by Michael Spencer Dear Thomas, Thanks for your letter. Has it really been years? Perhaps I should just admit that I am a very poor correspondent, and not act like I didn’t know I have neglected our friendship. I hope […]

Lessons of the gladiator

Lessons of the Gladiator by Michael Spencer Stock car racing is one of those gems of America’s heartland that must be a complete puzzle to the coastal cultural gatekeepers. With its roots in running moonshine and it’s heroes being very blue-collar, non-PBS types, it surely seems a very bizarre universe of grown men acting like […]