The Top 5 Historical Forerunners of Donald Trump

First, we’ve had one president who’s become a reality TV star—Barack Obama, and now we have a reality TV star who wants to become president—Donald Trump. Trump has shocked all observers with his upending of the Republican establishment and his success despite the frequent, politically incorrect and ludicrous gaffs he makes on and off the…

Book Review: “Master Plan of Evangelism” by Robert Coleman

Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Tarrytown, NY: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1972. 190. Available on Amazon.  The Master Plan of Evangelism: Summary From the outset of The Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman states his reason for writing to explain the “controlling principles governing the movements of the Master in the hope…

The Benefits of Writing in Iambic Pentameter

Introduction In freshman year English, my teacher Mr. Johnson assigned a paper on Oedipus Rex that, including its introduction, 2 body paragraphs, and conclusion, could be no longer than 500 words. And, we could not use the verb to be in any of its forms, including “is,” “are,” “am, “be,” and “was.” Undaunted, I deemed him a fool, and…

Latin Loan Words and Phrases in the Gospel of Mark

Introduction The early church attributed the gospel of Mark to Peter’s “secretary,” Mark, who transcribed Peter’s words as Peter preached in Rome. While the church fathers provide ample support for this claim, Mark’s Roman origins have been supplanted of a Syrian-Palestinian provenance due to Mark’s themes and settings. Because Mark’s subject matter better addresses a…

Breaking Bad & “What is Man?”

This post looks at key themes from the popular television show and relates that theme to one key aspect of the Christian worldview.