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Creeping Sharia

I received my Voice of the Martyrs magazine the other day. The whole issue deals with the persecution of Christians in Moslem countries notably Iran, Afghanistan, South Sudan and the Philippines which is not a Moslem country. In fact an Iranian Christian pastor faces death if he does not recant his faith. To those of you who […]

Our First Foreign Entanglement

Students of history will know the US fought a three-year war with the Philippines at the turn of the 20th Century. The war was the result of the Spanish-American War. The US went to the Philippines because the country was under Spain’s rule and the US ended that. The US stayed after the war and kept the […]

Captain Von Roeder-My Relative?

I’ve been recovering from a major foot surgery and the other day received three very cool “get well” cards from some kids at my church. Many thanks to Noelle, Jackson and Calvin for the Scripture encouragement and very cool art work featuring Lego soldiers. These young folks know of my interest in history and decorated […]


I watched a compelling video this evening. It may go viral and I hope it does. It is fascinating how Ray Comfort gets people to think through an issue. When he started with his first question I was ready to give up hope since not one in ten even knew who Adolf Hitler was. By […]

Ghost Romans in Britain

Sometimes you just have to post fun stuff! Because of my interest in Roman military history I’ll just run a Google search for various terms and then wade deep into the search to see what turns up. This link kind of cracked me up. It’s from a British Ghost website-a website that documents British ghost […]

Something Here More Important Than a Sword

Israelis link ancient sword to fall of Herod’s temple —JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Roman sword from the time of the destruction of the second Jewish temple in 70 AD, ——officials said on Monday as Jews prepared to mourn the anniversary. —The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the 60-centimetre (23.6-inch) long weapon and […]

My Ten Books to Read While Recovering

I’ve known for months that I’d be laid up for at least six weeks following my surgery. What I did is what every book freak would do in such a circumstance-hoard books to read while recovering. You wouldn’t want to run out now would you? A fellow hoarder will get that. So what I am optimistically hoping […]

War of Ideas Part 2_Six Day War

It was late May, 1967. I had just shattered my left elbow in a fall. I was fourteen. The family doctor called in an orthopedic surgeon to fix the shattered arm. Dr. Salinsky was his name if memory serves me right. After an examination by Dr. Sal I was hauled off to surgery where he […]

The War on Terror is a War of Ideas

The War on Terror is a War of Ideas – Page 1 – Jeff Jacoby – Townhall Conservative. In the above link Jeff Jacoby comments on a subject that I think gets to the heart of the matter. Here is Jacoby quoting President Bush in the wake of 9/11. Bush is speaking to a joint […]

Turkey: Warships will back next flotilla – Israel News, So What?

Turkey: Warships will back next flotilla – Israel News, Ynetnews. Update: Today 9/9/11 Egyptians attacked the Israeli Embassy causing the Israeli ambassador to flee. Egyptian police stood by and did nothing to intervene. The Moslem Brotherhood is big in Egypt. This further makes the point I make in the rest of this post. The headline […]