“Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.” I, like many other young kids back in the day, sang this song plenty of times during Sunday school. It’s a basic truth of Christianity: God loves me, and that’s why He sent Jesus to die. “For God so loved the world,” and all. But in […]Read more "The Love of God"
Dystopian fiction is in. Shows, books, and movies conjure up hellish futures in which humanity is dead or dying and things haven’t looked so bad since the Ice Age. I’m not a fan in general of dystopian work, but I thought I’d read the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell. As I trudged through the book, I […]Read more "Is the Future Present from “1984”?"
When considering what made the Roman Empire fall, you may run up against a plethora of theories. Generally, it seems internal discord and a weakened military heavily contributed. It didn’t help that the “barbarians”, that is, the Goths, were roaming the borders and making raids until they finally invaded in force. The fattened Roman Empire wasn’t […]Read more "Barbarians at the Borders"