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 was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda in July 1609. The […]

She Walks in Beauty

Seventy-two summers ago I met Ann. I remember the first time I met her.  It was the summer of 1948 and the location was St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  She was an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, but it was only a reflection of the beauty within. I do not know how I […]

Groupthink

  Several months ago I ventured to enter a post on a political opinion site.  The board had been set up by academics (primarily college undergraduates), and most of the contributors were of a decidedly liberal bent; but I assumed the site was open for the honest exchange of ideas.  I soon discovered otherwise. My […]

We, the People

  The following is selectively extracted from an opinion piece by Carol M. Swain,  a former tenured professor at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities, recently published in WND. We are at a historical moment where America’s institutions of higher education, many of them founded and led by Christian leaders, have rejected their founders and become transmission […]

Another Look at Capital Punishment

This post is essentially a repeat of arguments I made some months ago.  I believe the subject deserves another visit. Liberal-progressive opinion today is strongly opposed to capital punishment, and conservatives tend to have mixed feelings.  Most European nations have abandoned the practice, and many American states no longer impose it.  Slowly, inexorably, it appears […]

Veritas

  “Quid est veritas?” said Pilate to Jesus. What is truth?  Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Many people, especially those of a progressive bent, deny that there is such a thing as objective truth and say that truth is a matter of perspective.  They insist that all truth claims should be recognized […]

Truth

  In these troubled times it is often difficult to discern truth from falsehood.  It is made even more difficult by the all too obvious bias of those who bring us the news.  However, if we assiduously and honestly search for truth we can find it.   The following are truth statements.    First are […]

Do You Know Joe?

On numerous occasions I have criticized President Donald Trump.  He has many personal faults and sometimes does things that deeply disturb me.  He is also a terrible communicator. However, as I have also pointed out, I generally approve his agenda, and I am somewhat amazed by his energy and accomplishments in the face of unrelenting […]

With Whom Do You March?

  (I owe some of the following thoughts and facts to an article by Fred Lucas recently published in The Daily Signal)   Why do you march? In your anger you shout “No justice! No peace!” What is this justice that you seek?  Derek Chauvin and the other Minneapolis police officers involved in the death […]

Remembering Mom

Mom as a Young Girl C1895  June 26 was Mom’s birthday. What a wonderful woman she was.  She had a heart full of love, and goodness radiated from her like sunshine.  How blessed I was to call her Mom. Mom C 1910 In 1912 she married the young Dr. Branch Tucker Fields.  A short twelve […]