Unanswered Prayer

It is noteworthy that even though God has knowledge and understanding of all, and even sees the very thoughts of the soul, as Moses asserts (Dt. 31:21), it is said when he provides a remedy for us in our needs that he sees them, and when he answers our prayers that he hears them. Not […]


The Good We Do, the Good We Are

Most movie directors focus on the here and now: sales, accolades, celebrity status and few on the quality of their films. Among the famous, the ones whose names occur in film histories, praised and repraised, only one, to my knowledge, did not focus on the here and now. He focused on God’s eternal love as […]

A Man for All Seasons

Take Paul Scofield as Thomas More, Wendy Hiller as his illiterate wife, Susannah York, as More’s daughter, Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey) as Cromwell, and Orson Wells as Cardinal Wolsey and to this stellar ensemble, add a sparkling screenplay by Robert Bolt, who wrote the original play by the same name, and you have […]

The Hollywood Cross

Film makers sometimes provide their viewers with ideas, images, and thoughts that aren’t part of the intended game plan. This blog series will explore how Hollywood has espoused Christian doctrine–unintentionally. Of course, there are many films that have done so purposefully. But I’m looking for bigger game, instances when the heart wins out over the […]


My grandmother was born in 1886 in rural west Georgia, near Newnan. No elecricity, no lights, or telephone, no cars, no running water, no indoor plumbing. A doctor took hours to reach them because someone had to ride horseback into town, Senoia, three miles away, and roust out the doc. They lived by the sun. […]

Our Daily Bread

We come from heaven and we return to heaven, as CS Lewis tells us in: Our Daily Bread We need no barbarous words nor solemn spell To raise the unknown. It lies before our feet; There have been men who sank down into Hell In some suburban street, And some there are that in their […]

C.S. Lewis on Waugh’s Failure

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, is one of the twentieth century’s best regarded novels, especally by those seeking fictional art that embodies the Christian message. The central scene in the story is certainly Lord Marchmain’s deathbed act of contrition; in his final moments, and after years of rebellion, he makes the Sign of the Cross. […]


I’ve been confined to the house for a month. On March 7th, I underwent foot surgery, so I’m in a hard, blue cast that cannot touch the floor or ground. My wife has been such a selfless help. Those who go through this alone–you have my sympathy. I find myself often alone. Having grown up […]

The Power of Silence

Cardinal Robert Sarah’s The Power of Silence has as its subtitle Against the Dictatorship of Noise. God speaks to us in silence, the Guinean-born Roman Catholic Cardinal maintains. When were you last immersed in silence? Right. Me, too. I have a cousin who lives on a wooded place that’s close to a small town. She […]

Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise

No worse fate could befall a group emerging from oppression than to find itself gripped by a militancy that sees justice in making others responsible for its advancement. Shelby Steele Shelby Steel talks about “disassociation,” an action taken by whites to demonstrate they are not racist. Corporations disassociate by submitting their employees to long indoctrination […]

George Whitefield: They Count Now

Mark Noll, author of “America’s God,” suggests that the foundation for the American Revolution was laid by The Great Awakening. How is it then, without communication,that an awakening occurred? Was there an underground network the history books missed?  No, there was no underground network; but there was George Whitefield. Mr. Wesley helped out for a […]