Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

  My NaNoWrimo project for this year is called Mapped Out Murders. NaNoWriMo, by the way, is a project to write at least 50,000 words on a new novel project during the month of November. You need to write a little under 1700 words a day to reach that goal. I won’t tell you how …

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. …

What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley

Aldous Huxley called his Brave New World, "The nightmare of total organization ..." As one of the most widely read books written in the 20th century, many people, like myself, read it as an English requirement without spending much time thinking about it. "The nightmare of total organization, which I had situated in the seventh …

Repent For the Kingdom of Heaven Is At Hand: The Message of John the Baptist –Post by Michael J. Findley

When confronted about his adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah, did David say this to Nathan the prophet? “I apologize to ... for how distracting and divisive this has been.” Are these the words of Paul to Jesus on the road to Damascus? Yet this insult has been used in place …

SBC supports building NJ Mosque — post by Michael J. Findley

Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) filed an amicus brief supporting the construction of a mosque in New Jersey in 2016. The International Mission Board also signed the amicus brief. Dr. Moore was questioned about this by a Pastor from the floor of the SBC annual meeting …

What Does the Bible Teach about Immigration? — Michael J. Findley

In spite of many social justice warriors attempting to force the Church to take care of unbelievers, the words immigration, immigrant, and emigrant are not in the Bible. Neither is the concept contained in Greek and Hebrew words which can be translated as visitor, alien, foreigner, stranger, outsider, pilgrim, and sojourner. All of these words …

Thank You, Franklin Graham — Post by Michael J. Findley

“It’s not a biblical command for the country to let everyone in who wants to come, that’s not a Bible issue,” Franklin Graham told HuffPost. “We want to love people, we want to be kind to people, we want to be considerate, but we have a country and a country should have order and there …

Peace, Unity, and Refugees: the Executive Order

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people. Romans 12:8 Eric Costanzo, pastor of the South Tulsa Baptist Church (SBC) in Tulsa, OK co-signed a protest letter published in the Washington Post, wrote a facebook article, and posted a blog supporting the Evangelical protest of the temporary immigration …

If Jesus Says You’re Okay, You’re Okay With Me

Our Sunday School lesson yesterday was about the conversion of Saul, or the Apostle Paul. God had to convince Ananias to go and lay hands on him to restore his sight. Saul had a reputation for murder and mayhem among believers in Christ. But God said go and Ananias went. Some people might interpret this …

Coming Soon — Disestablish —

  Within the next couple of days, we will publish a new book. This is a book that will kind of put our major nonfiction works in a nutshell up to this point. It's only 50 pages long.  Here's the table of contents: Table of Contents (Each point is a module title. This is the order …

Teaser from “Family Plan”– post by Mary C. Findley

Our latest fiction work is a collection of short stories titled "Fifty Shades of Faithful." The following comes from the last story, called "Family Plan." “Hi, um ... my wife and I want to get some photos taken, but she’s running a little late. Is it okay if I wait for her here?” “Of course.” …

A Simple Overview of the Mechanisms Which Caused the Flood — Post by Michael J. Findley

1) There is more water under the seas than in the seas. The exact amount is not important. It is important to understand that this is considerably more than enough water for a worldwide flood. 2) At the beginning of the Flood, the single antediluvian continent ripped apart rapidly. This had two important results. 3) …

The Book I Wasn’t Supposed to Write … and all the “Real Books” — Post by Mary C. Findley

Awhile back hubby asked for a book of standards. It was supposed to be a simple guide for people who might want to have us help promote their books. It was supposed to explain our views and how we would decide what books we could support. I hemmed and hawed and said I didn't quite …

Read This Instead — Post by Mary C. Findley

Sam Harris has a new book coming out on September 9, called Waking Up.  He claims we can do away with all religion now, and he is going to wake us up to what we should be doing instead of believing in God. But please read the quote in the graphic above, and understand that …

New Release: Fifty Shades of Faithful — Post by Mary C. Findley

No, I've never published contemporary fiction before. Yes, I have been writing it, off and on, for years. Other things seemed more important. But I happened to show a Counselor-in-training friend a short story I wrote over 20 years ago called, "Cowboys and Indians". She was thrilled with the ideas in the story, about threats …

Just Give Up? Not Me. — Post by Mary C. Findley

An author friend shared a post made by bestselling author Mary Demuth. She says, "This is why I'm taking a Sabbatical, and why I am having to reevaluate writing and speaking as a profession." She in turn shared a post by Philip Yancy. You can read it here, along with all the comments, and mine, if …

Why We Write — Post by Michael J. Findley

Our daughter’s pet hamster died today. She’s an adult, a school teacher, and it was expected. But it caused me to reflect on the brevity of life and why Mary and I write. It is possible to know things. This might sound silly, but movies such as the Matrix are confusing more and more people. …

The Collapse of the Peer Review Process — Post by Michael J. Findley

“The real problem for science today is quality control. Peer review has been at the heart of this, but there are too many failures – both in open access and traditional journals – simply to plod ahead with the same system.” (Quoted from the article, “Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong”, by …

Who Has Abandoned the Scientific Method? — Post by Michael J. Findley

Certain people use misdirection when discussing our beliefs and deliberately misstate what we believe. We therefore want to make clear our position on the authority of the Scriptures as God’s Word and how we approach this subject. Before Isaac Newton, there was no scientific method. He used the theology of the Bible and the orderliness …

Answering a blog by Daniel Fincke, PhD, on “God’s Not Dead” — Post by Michael J. Findley

I discovered this blog after posting Mary’s review and my observations. I attempted to comment on his blog twice. Both times my comments were gone the next day. His very first words; “This post turned out to be not just a movie review but a nearly comprehensive counter-apologetics case that I intend to refer Christians …