Many issues have come up recently that I've wanted to write about, but life sort of became paralyzed around March 13 (our daughter's birthday and probably the most life-changing Friday the Thirteenth I have ever experienced (almost the last normal day I remember from this year). I've been treading water ever since, trying to do … Continue reading The Real Social Distancing — Post by Mary C. Findley
From my author friend Russell Sherrard: My book "Genesis: Book of Beginnings" is FREE for 5 Days Monday, September 3 to Friday, September 7. This book is a Bible Study of the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for this study is the King James Version (KJV). This Book is … Continue reading Book Giveaway With KDP Select Starting Tomorrow
After the flood, the most rapid, massive cultural change on record is the Exodus. The time of the Exodus was a dramatic change for every culture on earth that we know about. Thousands of years before the label “Second Intermediate Period” existed, Jews, then Christians, then Muslims, understood that the Exodus was the destruction of … Continue reading Excerpt from Under the Sun: A Traditional View of Ancient History
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 … Continue reading What Is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? — Post by Michael J. Findley
Sounds like Jerusalem and Judah had it pretty good, right? Look over that list of material provision (support system, food, water) and leadership (military, judiciary, teachers, advisers, craftsmen, and someone who may have been a charismatic speaker or influencer). The use of the phrase skillful enchanter gives us a hint that they weren’t sourcing any … Continue reading Isaiah Chapter 3: Culture of Youth and Beauty — Post by Mary C. Findley
Isaiah was a prophet to four kings in Judah. His book is, in our modern version, 66 chapters long, the same as the number of the books in our Bible. Some have called it a microcosm of the whole Bible. Indeed, we can find many of the elements throughout the Bible in this one book, … Continue reading Isaiah Chapter One: The Price of Doing What You Want
Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/uicQSmILvs4 Yesterday in our Sunday school class we were talking about the true meaning of the Sabbath. Some people believe the Sabbath is obsolete because it was part of the law. But Jesus kept the Sabbath, and never said we shouldn't. He often said, however, that the Sabbath … Continue reading A “To God” List
Sheldon’s question, “What Would Jesus Do?” has driven some people to attempt great deeds for Christ. It has driven others to do things which can best be described charitably as questionable. Few people invest the time and energy to study what Jesus actually did. When Jesus knew that he had less than a day before … Continue reading What Did Jesus Do? — Post by Michael J. Findley
“As you go into the entire world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.” (Mark 16:15 ISV) The gospel, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, can be translated good news. But it is not just any good news. A friend getting married, a job promotion, a medical checkup free of disease, and many other types of good news are not the gospel … Continue reading What Is the Gospel? Part One: What the Gospel Is Not
Throughout His ministry, occasionally Jesus dealt with those who openly rejected Him, such as Herod and the Romans who were like the atheists/secular humanists of today. So [Herod] continued to question [Jesus] for a long time, but Jesus gave him no answer at all. (Luke 23:9, ISV) Several times Jesus dealt with those who pretended … Continue reading How Jesus Dealt with People — post by Michael J. Findley
Pool of Bethesda ruins_2272 Author James Emery from Douglasville, United States Wikimedia Commons What existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands-this is the Word of life! This life was revealed to us, and we have seen it and … Continue reading Is Ancient History Important? — post by Michael J. Findley
Dr. Bobby Kelly's portrait from the Oklahoma Baptist University website. www.okbu.edu Yesterday Dr. Bobby Kelly of Oklahoma Baptist University preached at South Tulsa Baptist Church on John 21. He pointed out that after the extraordinary events of Chapter 20 -- the Resurrection and all that surrounded it, Chapter 21 is such ordinary-sounding stuff. The disciples went … Continue reading He Is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
A couple of years ago I took the plunge into children's book illustrating and here is my first effort. This is a fantasy frame tale for children involves a "runt of the litter" kitty named Archibald who helps teach lessons of loyalty and the search for belonging. He travels through Bible history seeking his "forever … Continue reading A Children’s Book I Illustrated — Archibald and the Fiery Furnace — now 99 cents!
All seven parts of the Great Thirst serial archaeological mystery are now available in one volume as a preorder for only 99 cents! Here's what readers have been saying about this serial: "I liked this story. I really liked the characters and the small town feel of the story. Plus, Mary had me turning pages trying … Continue reading The Great Thirst Now Available in Boxed Set
(This is an excerpt from our book The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Readers’ and Writers’ Guide for Believers) Philippians Three has a strange statement at the beginning. So then, my brothers, keep on rejoicing in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you; indeed, it is for … Continue reading Chapter Three: Counterfeiters, Imitators, and Enemies
For the Conflict of the Ages series, ancient history is the end of the Ice Age to the destruction of Jerusalem and the first temple by Babylon. The better preserved documents of Greece, Rome, China and India are Classic History for the Conflict of the Ages series. Ancient history is pieced together from millions of … Continue reading Dating the Ice Age Part Two: From the End of the Ice Age to the Destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon
This story began life in 2013 as a NaNoWriMo project. Someone challenged me to put together some of the issues we cover in our nonfiction works -- History, Science, and Secular Humanism, into a contemporary fiction work. I wanted to make it an archaeological mystery. I also wanted to include public school education, but in … Continue reading The Great Thirst Book One Prepared Is Finally Here!
Talia dragged Keith away from the windows of a travel agency with posters of Greece and Turkey destinations. They were spending the day in the “big city” shopping and finishing up preparations for the trip. “We’re going there,” she laughed. “You don’t have to look at pictures.” “The history of these lands is like a … Continue reading Chapter Twenty-three – What Do You Want from Me?
Science, History, Literature reunited. Eyewitness testimony and the real scientific method. Read ancient manuscripts, search the world, and discover truth instead of buying into preconceptions. When did time begin? Who are the Sons of God? Did ancient Establishments of Religion construct cultural controls and make man a god? Rediscover the Worldwide Flood and the … Continue reading Completely Revised and Expanded, in print and ebook: The Conflict of the Ages, Parts 1-3
Because of the fact that we are on the road all the time, we seldom get to see movies. We did, however, make time to see this one. Very glad we did. Note that the following review does contain some spoilers. Kevin Sorbo has always been a favorite actor, but he has always played a … Continue reading Review of the Movie “God’s Not Dead” — Post by Mary C. Findley