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On the Death of My Mother and the Nature of Love

mlOn Tuesday afternoon, October 4, 2011, my sister Faith called from Chattanooga and said, "Mom's gone."  I heard a rushing sound in my ears and my heart thumped and I said the most profound thing I could think of, which was, "Oh my." Then I leaned against the wall as Faith told me the details. Our 86-year-old Mom was walking down the hall when she just fell down and was gone that fast, likely it was her heart that gave out.

Beating Up Baptists

Excerpt from Chapter 3 of The Sword of the Lord. Baptists were an oppressed and disreputable religious community in American before the Revolution. They were attacked, beaten, jailed, and ostracized for the offense of creating their own churches outside the established Church of England. Baptists therefore, led the drive to enshrine the separation of church and state in the new United States Constitution.

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