Reassurance, Insight, Hope

Memo to Cyrus: God Sees, God Cares

“The Cyrus Scriptures” show that God is about to raise up a Deliverer for his people in exile in Babylon – only it will come in a different way than the Jewish captives expect.

Confession by the Book

Millions of Christians around the world freely borrow the high-toned phraseology and deep-seated doctrinal reflection contained in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.

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.


Biblical Keys to Staying Calm – (Or Maybe Stop Worrying About TV News!)

Good mental health is contagious. We can stay sane in this world of confusion. Life is worth living and living well. Jesus even promised his people a more abundant life.

History and Panic…or a Brief History of Our Panic

Yes COVID-19 is a deadly cruel disease and has already caused enough tragedy. But it is not the end of the world.

‘Lifted From the Miry Bog’ With Two Hebrew Words

I sometimes tell our congregations how the only question I scored wrong on an Old Testament Survey Course way back in 1970 was this one: “Was Grace offered in the Old Testament?” I wrote – NO. I was wrong.

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.