Reassurance, Insight, Hope

The Left-Handed Kingdom or…Why Doesn’t God Do Something?

When Jesus showed up preaching the kingdom of God it must have seemed like a cry of relief in the ears of his hearers. There were the miracles, the well-attested healings that emanated from his personal appearances. Surely, the Kingdom was ready to move in – right? Well, in part.

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

In the Bible we are introduced to an unnamed queen from the land of Sheba who travels to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon and test him with hard questions.

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.


Remembering Norman Smith (1930-2021): Systems Specialist Ahead of His Time

Hearing about the death of Norman Smith this April brings back warm memories of a man who exemplified in many minds the “strong silent type” from a different era.

Remembering Eilat Mazar

Dr. Eilat Mazar (1956–2021), who passed away on May 25, 2021, was archaeology royalty. Many reading this will remember the Mazar family from the Ambassador College-Hebrew University Temple Mount Dig in Jerusalem in the early 1970s. Our condolences to the family.

Cosmos, SETI, UFO Queries Keep Raising Generational Questions

At the elegant Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Neil Degrasse Tyson, “the people’s astrophysicist,” offered us ten things we should know about the universe – delivered in his usual jocular, entertaining style.

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.