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  • Emanuel: The Untold Story of the Victims and Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting

    Read a review of the new documentary Emanuel here.  The AMC South Hills Village theater will be showing the movie at 7:00 PM on June 17 and 19 only.     Read More...

  • "Our Father"

    The Lord's Prayer portrayed in scenes from nature in all it's created splendor and set to music is a wonderful experience. Click Here For VideoSpecial thanks to Bill MeHaffey for sharing the video!   Read More...

  • D-Day: the pivotal moment of the 20th century...

    June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Some historians call it the most consequential day of the 20th century. I would have to agree.   Read More...

  • Vaping: A New Public Health Concern

    Diseases and conditions associated with tobacco use are well documented  in the medical literature and include cancer, stroke, heart disease, COPD, pneumonia, emphysema, and many others. Deaths from the use of these products are 100% preventable. Simply put: don’t use them or if you do, stop.   Read More...

  • Sacred Duty: A Soldiers Tour at Arlington Cemetery

    Tom Cotton is the real deal. A Harvard Law graduate, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, an Army Ranger, he served in the 101st Airborne and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.   Read More...

  • Alabama Anti-Abortion Bill Signed Into Law

    This evening Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law The Alabama Human Life Protection Act. The law is sure to ramp up the debate in the upcoming presidential election as well an appeal to the Supreme Court.    Read More...

  • The New "Joe Camel" for Children

    Across the border from Cincinnati, Ohio in Kentucky, is a replica of Noah's Ark, a museum designed to bring the Bible alive for those who wish to experience the exhibit. Some how according to protestors, the message of Noah's Ark is hate filled, discriminatory and ignorant (Not much of a different response from the original mockers of Noah) I'll let the video speak for itself. What is so unsettling about Noah's Ark, that folks come out of the woodwork to protest it?   Read More...

  • "Burden of Genius:" A Documentary About Dr. Thomas Starzl, Transplant Pioneer

    It's not often that we come across the extraordinary in our lifetime. Who comes to your mind  if you were to be asked; Who do you know of in your lifetime that is extraordinary? Maybe sports stars, politicians, astronauts, or war heroes, but, seldom do we think of those in the medical profession.  Read More...

  • Hill Song UNITED's "Another in the Fire"

    Hill Song UNITED is an Australian Christian band that by happen-stance, I ran into on the internet. I love the lyrics to the chorus of this song:There was another in the fire                                                                                             &nb...  Read More...

  • Hearts and Minds Book Store Children's Books for Easter

    Hearts and Minds book store is a Christian mom and pop business located in Dallastown, PA., run by Byron Borger and his wife Beth. Byron reviews Christian books on a blog site that  is a treasure house of information. I purchase books through his online service and have never been disappointed by any of his recommendations.  Read More...

  • Silence Is Golden

    My wife and I, after a busy day, decided on a late dinner out, and selected a restaurant that based on previous experiences, would be fairly quiet. I just wanted to be able to sit across from my wife and not have to shout above the din, to have a conversation. Oh well,it was a good thought anyway.   Read More...

  • The End Is Nigh

    The full title of The New York Times article by Kimberly Bradley is, “The End Is Nigh. Can Design Save Us?” The Milan Triennial showcases projects by designers, architects and artists that highlight humanity’s troubled relationship to nature. The curator of the exhibition, Paola Antonelli, believes, "Our only chance at survival is to design our own beautiful extinction." Not very optimistic, she believes that humankind will go the way of the dinosaurs.   Read More...

  • "The Club": A Book Review

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  • Seattle Is Dying

    Watch this KOMO news special report on the drug crisis and homelessness in Seattle. The report exposes a city government, judiciary and police administration's complete lack of understanding of the dire situation that has festered under their very noses. Piles of garbage, filth, used needles and syringes, public drug use, drug dealing ,crimes against property and people are rampant and scar a once beautiful city.Click Here For Video  Read More...

  • A Musical Event To Take Note Of

    Victoria's Secret: A Life in MusicNo, not that Victoria, we are talking about Queen Victoria on the 200th Anniversary of her birth. Unbeknownst to many, Queen Victoria was quite a patron of the art's and had interactions with some of the greatest musicians of the 19th century. Through her generosity many significant compositions were made possible.   Read More...

  • David Crowder Video

    Dove award-winning artist, David Crowder, releases a ‘Red Letters’ acoustic performance. This popular single, from his newest album “I Know A Ghost,” shares the narrative of God’s plan of rescue for believers as it’s told throughout the Bible. From the earliest moments, God had a plan in place to lead the world to His Son.   Read More...

  • Parents of Children Take Note

    Cynthia Ulrich has been in the teaching business for over 30 years. A Christian mother of twin boys, she has been a high school teacher, in law enforcement and now in private practice. She has been teaching people of all ages how to discover and use their natural inborn learning style strengths to succeed in anything they do.  Read More...

  • Johnny Carson Opines On Entertainment

    Here is an interesting signpost on the larger subject of how our culture has shifted. Click on the file to watch an interview with Johnny Carson. Thank you to Bill MeHaffey for the video!   Read More...

  • Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

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  • Just Because It's Cool

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  • Clint Eastwood and Toby Keith On Aging

     Here’s a tremendous, life-affirming video (regardless of one’s age) passed on by Bill Mehaffey, a lover of country music (who knew?).   Read More...

  • "Same Kind of Different as Me" Movie Review

    Movie Recommendation With Two High Thumbs Up: “Same Kind of Different as Me.” This is a remarkable, faith-based movie (though, with a PG-13 rating and containing mature themes, is not suitable for children). The fact that such a good movie got a 33% rating from Rotten Tomatoes speaks to the larger divide in our society right now (and why this blog exists): that subjects of faith cannot be fairly and objectively evaluated by folks of the secular persuasion. Based on a true story and t...  Read More...

  • Children's Book Reviews

    One of life's joys is reading to your children and later on to your grandchildren. To that end,I am always on the look out for good children's literature, of which I have a great appreciation  for. This past Christmas, with my two year old granddaughter in mind, I found a series of board books by Danielle Hitchen, entitled "The Baby Believer Series." I loved the fact that they were board books (Indestructible, I think), warmly illustrated and with simple Bible verses.There...  Read More...

  • An Assault On Fact And Truth

    BREAKING NEWS: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now, by Alan Rusbridger. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) The former editor of the British daily The Guardian recalls coping with the dramatic transformation of the newspaper business and his concerns about the present assault on truth and fact. “Rusbridger wants us to know what it felt like to work inside a news organization during this era, and his painstaking account is fascinating.   Read More...

  • A Young Dying Woman's Exhortation to the Living

    A book review describes Julie Yip-Williams’s memoir, “The Unwinding of the Miracle,” written before her death at 42, as an exquisitely moving exhortation to the living. Click Here To Read More  Read More...

  • Reading and Living the Psalms

    The Case For the Psalms  by N.T. Wright
    The Psalms are among the oldest poems in the world. Early Christians and the Jewish people used the Psalms as the main staple of their worship.  Read More...

  • A Pro-Choice Advocate Does a 180

    The movie "Unplanned" is a true story about Abby Johnson a zealous pro-choice advocate who is transformed into becoming pro-life. This movie will be released March 29th.  Click Here To View The Trailer  Read More...

  • WSJ Video on Covington Catholic Debacle

    A Pro-Life March, Catholic School Children, MAGA hats, social media and a rush to judgement. Are Christian belief’s and traditional values under attack? Watch this video and you decide.  Read More...

  • "The Least of These": A Must See Movie

    "The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story." A true story about a missionary to India.  A powerful narrative of love overcoming hate. Shot on location in India this movie is unrated. Click Here For Trailer  Released 2/1/2019   Read More...

  • Read About Pittsburgh's Christian Heritage

    "The History of Christianity in Pittsburgh" by Gary Scott Smith. For those of us who think Pittsburgh is a special place to live and to raise a family, this book will confirm a lot of your suspicions as to why. As a man of faith and an academic, the author - formerly chairman of the history department at Grove City College - chronicles the rich history of this city and tells the story of Christianity in Western Pennsylvania.  Read More...

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