A Brief History of Baptists

There are different ways to approach a history of Baptists. One is by studying the Chronology, Creeds, and Organizations. Another way is by comparing the beliefs and looking for similarities and differences among different groups. "The Trail of Blood" http://www.biblepreaching.com/trailofblood.html uses this second method. Some of the groups it mentions are Donatists, Walendsians Petrobrusians and …

Two Mommies?

All across the Internet articles are appearing with the titles are "Two Mommies" or "Three Parents." Of course these emotionally charged titles are not quite telling the whole story. Human testing has been requested on a procedure that is successful in eradicating some genetic diseases in mice, rats and larger animals. I would normally link …

Belief Excerpts from Antidisestablishmentarianism I from Chapter 11. What Is Science to a Secular Humanist?

Like any religion which enthrones man in God's place, there is a desperate and irrational need to attack true religion. "Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence,"3 says Richard Dawkins. In the Bible, in the founding documents of US history and in the US court …

They Got More Than Hannah’s Blessing — A review of Hannah’s Blessing by Collette Scott

If any contemporary romance gave excellent advice to its readers, it's this one. It tells lovers, and readers, not to make assumptions. It reminded me a lot of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. There is a small amount of language and non-graphic sexual reference in the book dealt with appropriately for any adult or young …

Viral Video by Jefferson Bethke: “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus.”

Jefferson Bethke, from his Facebook page Jefferson Bethke of Tacoma, WA posted a Youtube video on 1/10/2012 which has 10,886,714 views as of 1/15/2012 which is entitled "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus." Because of some of the more outlandish comments people posted, he posted this on his facebook page on Friday 1/13/2012 "If …

Author interviews and Historical Research for Hope and the Knight and the Black Lion

Some recent blog interviews for our books. Thank you! http://marjilaine.blogspot.com/2012/01/author-interview-with-mary-c-findley.html http://davidcleinman.com/writings/education/curiouser-and-curiouser-an-authors-adventures-in-twitterland/ http://nicolestorey.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/guest-post-by-mary-c-findley/ For the "I Want to Write Historical Fiction but I Don't Want to Research" Writer I write historical fiction, but I do not like a whole lot of detail in the books I read, nor do I really like to write it. Hope …

Guest-Posting

Cogsworth, Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts, in full "Be Our Guest" mode, from the stage show of Beauty and the Beast at Walt Disney World. It was a great show!Our journey in self-publishing, or indie-publishing, or whatever it is that we do, has recently begun to include the concept of guest-posting. This is when another blogger, …

Guest Post by Helmy Kusuma

I belong to a Facebook page called Indie Writers Unite! As part of our "membership," we share blog space with the other writers in the group in something called "blog hops." Today Helmy Kusuma has the floor. Welcome, Helmy! I am Helmy Kusuma and a writer from Indonesia. I mostly write in English, though. My …

Curiouser and Curiouser … An Author’s Adventures in Twitterland

I set up a Twitter account awhile back because that was on my promotional "to-do" list. However, I did not really understand what it was for, so I did not use it much. I tweeted our blog posts, and that was pretty much it. My experience with Twitter was somewhat like Alice staring down the …

Rick Santorum Won in Iowa! Or, How Much Difference Can Just One Delegate Make?

To those in states with Primaries, the entire Caucus system seems confusing. We stayed up until 2:00 AM to watch the media proclaim Mitt Romney the winner by 8 votes. But the popular vote is not what counts. What counts is the delegates sent to the national Republican convention. While nothing is certified at this …

So Which Republican Candidate Do You Support? And Why?

It seems like every day someone is asking me this. So I am finally writing this blog and from now on will just link to this if anyone online asks me. First, I will support the candidate who most closely supports the United States Constitution and has a chance of winning the general election. The …

Review of Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion by Michael Findley and Guest blog “Character Interview”for Vienta

Also, please check out our cover redesigns and let us know what you think! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.351117068247836.100610.149992491693629&type=1 Every Star Trek the fan must admit that nothing exciting ever happens until someone does something incredibly stupid. By writing this story from the first person point of view of a 17-year-old girl, Mary Findley makes the opening chapters very …

Is Mitt Romney Really Our Only Hope?

I commented to a Mitt Romney supporter that he should be careful to be honest. He immediately wrote back that I was calling him a liar. No, I was just cautioning him. With the latest Ann Coulter column from TownHall.com, however, I believe a line was crossed. http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2011/12/28/only_one_candidate_is_right_on_the_two_most_important_issues/page/full/ There are two parts to this article. …