What “Black Lives Matter™” Actually Believes

Way back when, after the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter hashtag blew up. Everyone was keenly aware of the need to declare that Black Lives Matter. And to be clear, of course they do, but what was new is that everyone was declaring it – and giving money to support these declarations…

The Book of Job Fully Explained

This blog post is going to explain the book of Job. If you want to know why Job suffers, I’ve got your answer. You want to know about Behemoth? I’ve got the answer. You want to know about Leviathan? I can explain. If you want to know what the speeches in Job mean? I can…

The Foolish and the Wise

The Foolish and the Wiseby J. Caleb Jones, all rights reserved A man was despondent and down on his luck—He long had been hopeless and stupid and stuck.A neighborhood pub was his frequent abode,But this rainy evening, he somberly strodeIn the sorrow that comes when you see you’re a fool.He sat at the end of…

The Light of the World Explained

If you’ve been around in church for any length of time, you may have heard that the Holy Spirit convicts Christians of their sin. After all, Jesus says this: Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not…

The War in Ukraine Explained

This is a long post, but the times are confusing, and therefore, we need a lot of words to make sense of things. In this post, I will do my best to explain how we got to the current moment. This Post has 10 sections: Introduction The History of the Ukrainian People and the Ukrainian…

The Legal Question Coming to Your State: When Is It Okay to Kill a Baby?

The Supreme Court in December heard a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. A common misunderstanding about this case is that it will DECIDE the issue of abortion. That is most definitely false. Instead, it will turn the question over…

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Suicide

In a truly tragic turn of events, former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst jumped from a building in New York City and ended her life. This event reminded me of two things I have written, both of which involved poetry, because important things deserve some poetry. But it also made me want to respond, which I…

The Attempted Woke Takeover of the Town of Windsor, Virginia

This post has three parts. The first describes the facts of an initial police encounter, which was widely publicized, and its aftermath, which was not. The second part describes how Mark Herring’s recent Complaint, which you can read about here, is very. . . . . . odd. The final part describes how this Complaint…

Explaining “Lucifer” in the Bible

This post is going to explain what the name “Lucifer” means in the Bible. But there is a long answer and a short answer to this question. I’ll give the “Short Answer” first. The Short Answer to what “Lucifer” Means The word “Lucifer” is not a name. It is the Latin phrase for “light-bearing,” or…

The Incredible Misunderstood Story of the Lord and Gideon

The last post talked about how “the Word of God” was an important character that John identifies as “Jesus of Nazareth” in his gospel. While I hope that last post made that point, now I’m going to concentrate more about how the second person of the trinity — who became flesh and was called “Jesus”…

Explaining John 1 – “In the Beginning was the Word”

In the gospel of John, we do not get a birth story of Jesus. Instead, we get a very unique description of Jesus. It is cosmic, not temporal. Here is what we read in the ASV: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same…

The Complete Chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Fully Explained

In the last post, we ended with a conundrum after correcting a problem in the ESV Study Bible. There is a very clear solution to the chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. The solution is that Ezra and Nehemiah had interactions with King Xerxes (485 B.C. – 465 B.C.), and Esther had interactions with King…