Reflections on Life & Liberty
Reflections on Life & Liberty
Faithfully Fighting

When most of us hear the name “Magdala,” if we think of anything we might possibly connect this city’s name with the New Testament’s Mary the Magdalene, also translated as Mary of Magdala. But the ruins of this ancient city tells us a lot about faithfulness in the face of defeat.

During the the last century “BC” and the first century “AD,” Jews chaffed under Roman rule. Sure, some made off pretty well working with the Romans, but many yearned for the kind of self-governing independence that their people had been promised – but then squandered by their ancestors in the desire for a king. A couple minor would-be insurrectionists had been crushed over the years, but they were always just a minor inconvenience.

By the latter half of the first century AD the zealots frustration was hitting a fever pitch.

The result was the Great Revolt.



Remembering to be Thankful

Every generation must shrug the vestiges of socialism if we are truly thankful for liberty.


A Republic Worth Serving

On Veterans Day, we should thank those who served… and make sure we are building a republic worth serving.


My Enemy’s Enemy

Feeding an irksome “frenemy” to an alligator in the fray of an internecine fight might feel good, but it ignores that the alligator will next be looking to feed on you.