Living Wisely #3: Family as the Bedrock of Wisdom

I like to think of Proverbs as a guide to or treatise on the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you” (Exod. 20:12).  My reason for holding this view is because many of these proverbs consist of…

Living Wisely #2: The Beginning of Wisdom

The riches of wisdom are to be found in none other than He who is all-wise.  This is essentially what is meant by Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (cf. 9:10). This fear of God is not a cowering fear, but a fear…

Ministering Life at an Abortion Mill

Ministering life through truth at an abortion mill, where pre-born babies are being murdered and mothers and fathers may lash out in hatred toward the truth, is an extremely challenging thing. Emotions are high and the enemy is fast at work. No matter what, however, we must remember why we are there – to plead…

C.O.N.S.E.R.V.E.: A Conservative Political Philosophy

“Conservatives respect the wisdom of their ancestors…; they are dubious of wholesale alteration.” Russell Kirk in The Conservative Mind The conservatism I am here representing and promoting is what is sometimes called traditional or classical conservatism in contrast to today’s neo-conservatism. The former is especially rooted in Edmund Burke (1729-1797), but has been resolutely borne…