Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel is believed to have been on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda […]

God Talk 5

God is not only the creator of the universe, with its billions upon billions of massive stars, he is also the creator of the small and the infinitely small. Earth teems with life of all kinds, land creatures, sea creatures, and birds of many species.  It is also well to consider the multitude of microscopic […]

The Martians are Coming!

Sometimes I am inclined to believe that the nations of the world will never cooperate for the common good unless we are attacked by alien hordes from outer space. Some years ago, I read a science fiction story that pursued that idea.  In this short novel a billionaire businessman devised and financed an elaborate hoax […]

How Could We?

According to a news report on Monday,  Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) attacked Trump supporters over the weekend during a community meeting with New York State assembly member Rebecca Seawright. Schumer said, “You probably ask yourself the same question I ask myself: How could 74 million people vote for such a despicable human being […]


I fear that my posts sometimes reflect a “holier than thou” attitude.  If that is true, I apologize.  I certainly do not feel that way.  I am acutely aware of my own sinful nature, and I do not hold myself up to be better than others.  I was fortunate enough to have been reared in […]

God Talk 4

For years cosmologists believe that the universe had existed eternally in more or less the same state. There was no beginning, and the physical world had always been and would always continue to be. Some scientists actually feared the thought of a finite beginning of the universe because of its possible religious implications.  But that […]

Have I Lived Too Long?

I recently attended a book fair and picked up two novels, one of them was by a British author whose name was unknown to me.  I read the book jacket reviews and was impressed.  Reviewers used such phrases as “fluid, sparkling prose,”, “lifelike characters,” “sophisticated psychological portraits,” “a compelling page turner,” and so on.  As […]


My son Stuart sent the following thoughts to me in an e-mail.  I believe his ideas are sound, and I decided to post them in my blog.  What do you think? Others have said this before, so I have to give others the credit, but I think it bears repeating. Our nation as a whole does not […]


After 20 years of military involvement, we are finally leaving Afghanistan.  It appears that the Taliban is poised to retake the country. Was all this an exercise in futility – a waste of lives and resources? I believe our decision to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was correct.  The Taliban led government was hosting Osama bin […]

No More Gunboats!

I do not wish to appear callous, but I believe that when an American adventurer, businessman or missionary ventures into to some turbulent or hostile foreign land, he or she should do so with eyes wide open and be willing to accept the risks.  Whereas it is our government’s duty to provide support, there is […]