Reassurance, Insight, Hope

Martin Luther King and the Three Pillars of Wisdom

Neil addresses the GCI church in Los Angeles with his own personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement under Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Is the Center of the Bible?

There are two errors Christians fall into. One is that salvation begins with us. The other error is that we do nothing at all. The monk and Bible teacher Martin Luther labored over this very dilemma. He found the answer he was looking for in the Book of Romans.

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.


Alveda King: Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring message to a nation plagued by violence, injustice, discord

People often ask what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would say today. No need to second guess. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

‘Complicated Coke Machines?’ – or Something More?

One of the intriguing ideas from the world of neuro-science to explain the astonishing functionality of the human being is the proposition that we are merely end-result products of millions of years of development. We are in fact no more than complicated coke machines.

Peter's Principles: Old/New Resolutions for 2021

New Year’s Resolutions used to be very popular – at least the listing of them if not the keeping. The Apostle Peter might have agreed with the practice. Any attempts at self-improvement would work with him.

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.