Did you know Moses’ grandson became a pagan priest? And that he led the tribe of Dan in worshiping an idol made from the silver that the Philistines paid Delilah for betraying Samson. This story may sound too bizarre to be true so don’t take my word for it. You can find all of the … Continue reading Is God On Our Side?
For several years I’ve been fascinated by the lives of famous warriors turned peacemakers, men like Nelson Mandela, Quanah Parker, and Smedley Butler. I mention these men because I hope their lives can become a road map for our nation in learning how to stop fighting one another. If Mandela could let go of revenge … Continue reading Are The Peacemakers Cursed?
It's true what they say, hiding something in plain sight is an extremely effective method of concealment. We rarely question things that seem to be on display for all to see. Throughout history, this has worked wonders for inconvenient truths and national embarrassments. During Marine Corps basic training I was taught stories about heroic marines … Continue reading Shores of Tripoli: The Attempted Cover-up of a National Disgrace
As Alice wanders through the forest looking for something to eat that might help her grow back to her normal size, she comes across a mushroom that is “about the same height as herself.” She stands on her tiptoes and discovers a caterpillar "quietly smoking a long hookah." After staring at each other for some … Continue reading Who Are You: Identity in an Age of Confusion
I was born and raised in Vigo County. My grandfather on my father’s side was a carpenter in the city, and my grandfather on my mother’s side was a farmer in the county. I can still vividly remember the awful smell down town, and I can just as vividly remember my friends in school talking … Continue reading Desperate Times Call For Hopeful Measures