Reassurance, Insight, Hope

How Confession Does a World of Good

We’ve all heard that “confession is good for the soul” and is that ever true. In fact it purifies the soul which is even better.

Lavish Second Temple ‘City Hall’ Unveiled in Jerusalem

Earlier this month, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) revealed the excavations of a lavish first-century C.E. public building in Jerusalem.

Neil Earle teaches history for Grace Communion Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He holds Master's degrees from the University of Toronto and Fuller Seminary.

He was awarded a Volunteer of the Year award in Duarte, California, for writing the history of the city.

While living in Duarte he hosted a cable television program on DCTV called "A Second Look" from 2001-2017 and has given public talks at the library in Duarte as well as here in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Cordova Public Library.


How Ego Depletion Can Drain Your Willpower

Ed. – Sometimes secular counselors can help people with stubborn habits and addictions and this article leans that way. Being emotionally upset and thrown off kilter is one the world, the flesh and the devil has to soften us up for self-defeating behavior – a “what’s the use” attitude can sink in and undermine our commitment to swim against the tides of defeat and despair as even God’s greatest servants have experienced (Jeremiah 10:23). We pray this will be of some service to those who may have been defeated but not deflected from seeking a better path (2 Corinthians 1:2-3).

Have You Been Anointed Yet?

There are few more religious or churchly words than “anointed.”

5 Pieces of Essential Life Advice From Seniors

Enjoy these insights from older Americans on the key ingredients for a good life, and get inspired to do your own interview.

Some time back an American President posed the thought that in the swift rush of world events we find ourselves groping to make sense of the times in which we live.

"Are we nearing the light?" Dwight Eisenhower asked, "Or are the shadows of another night closing in on us?"

And then he added: "Science seems ready to confer upon us as its final gift, the power to erase human life from this planet."

Those words have never left me. They seem to address the timelessness of the human predicament, made all the more urgent by the thermonuclear reality that haunted (haunts) us all. Then came the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy's assassination and the overtures to the Vietnam Conflict – shocker events in what historian Michael Beschloss rightly names "The Crisis Years."

By that time I had been listening to a quasi-fundamentalist radio preacher who, I later realized, did not have the whole truth about the Bible by any means, but taught what he knew with uncommon conviction, authority and even optimism.

Those lessons too stayed with me and I proceeded, as best I could, to look for Biblical parallels to the events that seem to come flying out at us like targets in a skeet shoot.

This web site is the latest result of that half-century of investigation and commentary on world affairs. It seeks to connect the events and trends of this complex world with the best of the Biblical revelation. Over the course of nearly 500 books, articles, reviews, essays, commentaries, interviews, scripts and television shows, I have found that there is reassurance, wisdom and hope in a life lived in light of a balanced perspective on Scripture.

Hailing from a family of teachers I have natural bent to share these insights with those who may benefit from them.

Hopefully you are one of them.