Rebel: The Last American Novel; by T.L. Davis; 12 Round Publishing, Montrose, Colo., 275 pages, trade paperback. Life never affords enough comfort or security to youth that they can pass through their nonage without some acquaintance with the sterner side of human existence. For some, that acquaintance can come even in the tenderest of years. But for anyone, even the sheltered and mostly grown, life shows its rougher edges soon enough. And so by our teens we are all awakened to the insensitivities that life can visit upon us. How we respond to that awakening defines our character. “You’re a
Gifted, resourceful, and unwaveringly focused, Nancy Pearcey embodies the spirit of a generation of Christian thinkers that has more than held its own in a secularist and even “agnostic” age. Called “the modern-day successor to Francis Schaeffer,” she has quietly risen in stature through three decades of Christian worldview advocacy
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If you receive this as an RSS feed, I apologize. But I need to create some “blank” articles for forthcoming posts I am going to do. Creating a “blank” means that an RSS feed goes out to people who have subscribed for the RSS feed on my website, www.jessemullins.com. I
On the question of sin and death, as to whether the child of God is subject to either, I have a thought that might seem radical but I think it holds up surprisingly well. First, I will admit that I DO believe that sin still exists and death still exists.
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Baptism 101: What the Bible Says About Baptism, by Tim Alsup; Gospel Advocate Company, Nashville, Tenn., www.gospeladvocate.com, 2010; 112 pages, trade paperback. There’s more to this slim little book Baptism 101 than might be apparent at first blush. More, because there’s a context to be considered. A cultural context, that is. And
Yesterday I received this photo from my longtime friend Robert Guernsey, who is a cameraman on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch. That’s Sam Elliott, star of the series, in the center. Robert is on the right and his first assistant cameraman, Vito De Palma, is on the left. This was taken during the last week of shooting before summer hiatus was to begin (in May). Robert showed Sam a back issue of American Cowboy magazine that I had sent him. The issue (JA99) had Sam as its cover story. Sam wasn’t aware that Robert and I had any connections, but as soon as Robert mentioned to Sam that Jesse Mullins had written the article (I interviewed Sam in Palm Springs – this was many years ago), Sam replied, “I know Jesse. In fact, I’ve seen him two other times since this article was done.” That’s true – I visited with Sam on at the Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City on two different occasions. Sam autographed the magazine cover for Robert, and that’s why Robert is displaying it in this shot. Thanks, Robert, for sharing this. Fun stuff.