Author Archives: Ryan David

Archaeological Music and the Splendor of Big Band

Several months ago Caroline and I went on trip to Asheville, North Carolina. While there we stopped in a bar, Jack of the Wood, which happened to have as their evening entertainment a band named, The Soggy Poboys. The Soggy Poboys … Continue reading

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The Church Militant in our Culture

Recently, I’ve thought about the distinctions of Church Militant and Church Triumphant like I never have previously. And for me, given that my life and situation is here in America, I’m doing this within the context of our modern American Society. Christians in … Continue reading

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Where is the Western Outrage?

Curious to know where the Western World’s disgust is with the actions of the Ukrainian government? We are civilized and peaceful people, right? In my heart, I know that we are. The reason it is nowhere to be found, is … Continue reading

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The Corporate Nature of Divine Revelation

In our society, the Protestant doctrine of Sola-Scriptura has thoroughly embedded itself within our religious consciousness, and it makes sense that this would be the case. America was founded with the intention of making this land Protestant, after all. From the … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Tremendous Spectrum, and the News

As one who keeps a close eye on the daily news, it is very easy to be overwhelmed by all the negative headlines. Story after story seems to highlight mankind at their most fallen. Murder, lust of power, greed, and treachery … Continue reading

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The Varying Splendor of the Saints

I am nearing the end of Saint Basil the Great’s book “On the Holy Spirit,” and the deeper I make my way into it, the more I find myself struck by the thought “I am in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Strengthening America

A friend of mine posted this article, however by the time I formed my comment, he had deleted it. Rather than dismiss it altogether, I’ll post the article and comment here. His article: http://buchanan.org/blog/balkanization-beckons-6672 My comment:I was speaking with someone … Continue reading

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The Super State and Her Demands

In today’s environment, it should come as no surprise when a member of the European Union embraces gay marriage. It’s extremely common-place, having become the new norm throughout Western Europe (the Western World, actually, but for the sake of this … Continue reading

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Cancer Ward – and spiritual nurishment

A few days ago I picked up the novel, “Cancer Ward,” for the sole reason that Alexander Solzhenitsyn has grown to become one of my greatest heroes. What I love so much about his life is that he was a … Continue reading

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The Fruits We’re Known By

I wrote this to a Christian friend and figured I would record it here. We were talking about the importance of “fruit” in a Christian’s life, about what fruit is and what fruit is not. +++ I am of one … Continue reading

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