Book Review: “Captive in Iran”

There are thousands of books published on a regular basis, and finding one worth reading is often quite difficult. Personally I am very selective with what I read, with author and/or topic being very important. One of the benefits of modern technology is the ability to listen to a vast variety of audiobooks here in […]

The Death of Greed (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Revelation 17-8. (Context: A great, wealthy, and deprived city is described in chapter 17, called here the “great prostitute”. Then, in chapter 18, the people wail: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!” as God destroys the city in a single hour.) An interesting, yet very mysterious piece of the End Times puzzle is built […]

“I Messed Up, How Do I Fix It?” (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 16. (Context: Ishmael’s birth.) In Genesis 16, Abram’s wife, Sarai, becomes impatient and forces her husband to have a child with her slave, that she might become his concubine. Hagar, this concubine, quickly becomes pregnant and thus looks down on her master, Sarai. Jealously burns between them, the wife and the woman blessed with […]

The Entire History of the World (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Revelation 12. (Context: This chapter is the history of the world through God’s eyes. It is both incredibly different from normal world history, and far simpler. As far as its literary structure, it is almost like studying an ancient mythological work, perhaps similar to Homer’s Iliad. ) Personally, I love world history, especially as it relates to Biblical […]

The Founding Fathers (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 9-10. (Context: Noah and his family have come down to dry earth, to a new and wildly different world. A world with rain, mountains, rainbows, and fermentation. God tells them they can now kill and eat animals, likely because their diet could no longer be adequately supplemented in the new conditions. Government is […]