A Confession

I am not a learned man, as I sit in this empty room I admit the diplomas on my wall are certificates of debt – nothing more; perhaps if my learning did not come through an untamed curiosity and fits of wild distraction I could speak higher of my higher education.   My library is […]

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A Lullaby in the Storm

Don’t worry child, the flickers aren’t the horror film projection of your nightmares, or the fiery arrows of an intemperate god. The rumbles aren’t the drumbeat of giants warring in the sky, or boulders crashing down the mountain. The sheets of water that beat the window beside your bed aren’t a wind-blown flood, or a […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Chaparral, California             Jacob stepped of the train onto the platform of the Temecula Valley Station, which was situated east of Interstate 15 and north of the I-215 merge. The mottled green Santa Ana Mountains, covered with greasewood and manzanita and scrub oak ran parallel to the interstate less than two miles to […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Escondido – Encinitas, California             Fire raged on the eastern hills of Escondido, illuminating the night sky. Angry halos glowed red against the orange-capped peaks as they spit sparks out into the darkness like a star shoots charged particles into the blackness of space. The flames poured down the mountains in front of […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Escondido – Los Angeles, California   The bleeding wouldn’t stop. Dawn clasped his hand in hers as life drained from her body as if to blunt the inevitable blow. The automobile accident caused too much trauma to her internal organs; all the doctors could do now was keep her comfortable before she slipped […]

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The Audacity of Faith – Abiding in the Storm

Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove… We have but faith: we cannot know; For knowledge is of things we see And yet we trust it comes from thee, A beam in darkness: let it grow. – […]

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Who Was James of Jerusalem?

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Addison Hodges Hart It can be said, without much qualification at all, that James of Jerusalem, the “brother of the Lord,” was the most influential and respected leader of the early church before the year 62. So accustomed are we to regard Paul and/or Peter in that role that…

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