When you hear the word “despot” or “tyrant” what comes to your mind? Do you picture an angry king sitting upon a massive throne ordering the death of all who disobey him? What if you were asked to think of a specific despot from history? Who would you picture? Adolf…

Robert Miller was anxious as he answered the phone. It was not that he was expecting bad news. No, he was worried about what might happen when news of his decision got out.

It was March of 2025, and Robert was now, for the first time ever, overdue for his…

Sean Connery as King Arthur in the film First Knight (1995)

With the recent passing of Sean Connery, I reflected on some of the roles he played throughout his acting career. Please keep in mind that I grew up as a big Connery fan, enjoying movies such as The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Highlander…

Luther Posting His 95 Theses

While many in our culture celebrate this day as Halloween, there are some who would recognize it as Reformation Day — the day when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door (i.e. bulletin board) in Wittenberg, Germany.

When Luther penned his Theses, he had no intention of…

The purpose of this article is to offer a response to the arguments set forth in White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo. I wish to make it clear that I am approaching this book from a Christian perspective with the intent of fostering greater discernment within the Church. …

A little over a week ago, many Americans celebrated the 4th of July with fireworks, grilled food, and cold beer. At the same time, others either ignored the celebration or spoke out publicly against it.

As I reflected on this division among Americans, I noticed that both of them were…

Given the current situation within America, I believe it to be an appropriate time to share a story about two different gospels. These gospels both claim to be able to solve the problem of racial reconciliation in America. That is good news indeed, right? …

This past month, my daughter read Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I had encouraged her to read it, since I had read it many years ago when I was younger. Yet after she finished it, I read it again in order to refresh my memory. …

Eric Luppold

Husband, father, Air Force veteran, and elder at Hilltown Baptist Church.

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