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My Market Has Expanded (Hooray!)

The Throne (Bell Mountain, 9)

No one works harder than the support staff at Chalcedon HQ. And they get it done, too.

I just heard from Jill that all my books are now on sale via Barnes & Noble Nook and Google Play. That would be ebook versions of the books: Chalcedon and amazon.com also sell the paperbacks. The latest, The Silver Trumpet (No. 10 in the Bell Mountain series), is still about a week away from being available as an ebook. That’s also Jill’s job.

Anyway, now ebooks of my books are available in two more markets, and they just got there so I haven’t sold any yet. But it can’t help but help–right?


Here It Comes! The Silver Trumpet

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Well, at least I know now that the book exists: Bell Mountain No. 10, The Silver Trumpet.

I received a copy in the mail today, to be autographed and sent on to one of Chalcedon’s faithful supporters, and I’m told my own copies are on their way to me–and that the book will go on sale later this week. It’s not there yet, so don’t give up if you look for it and don’t find it. It’s coming: this time it’s really coming.

Meanwhile, May thinks it’s April and it rained every day last week, and more rain is forecast for this week, and I haven’t had much time to work on His Mercy Endureth Forever. We were freezing here yesterday, and today it’s hot. So I’d better finish this iced tea, and one more post, and then get back to work on the book.


‘Defeated Church’: the Video (2013)

This one-of-a-kind music video was put together by Chalcedon’s Andrea Schwartz and sung by her daughter, Dorothy.

Still plenty of churches throwing in the towel…

(Hat tip to our friend Dave, for reminding me of this)


‘Christ vs. Satan’ by R.J. Rushdoony (2003)

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R.J. Rushdoony’s ministry, which he has passed on to us at Chalcedon–and to all who wish to take it up–centered on the extension of Christ’s Kingdom: and in this, every Christian can take part. It’s work for all of us.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/christ-versus-satan

I think he saved the best quote for last: “Every Christian and his home is a part of this extension of Christ’s Kingdom.”


Jesus: Deepening River, Blinding Light

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(“From the President,” Faith For All of Life, March 31, 2018: by Mark Rushdoony)

In Jesus, the Deepening River and the Blinding Light, Mark Rushdoony follows Our Lord to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles in John Chapters 7 and 8, and ties Jesus’ words and actions to prophecies by Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah. Really, there was no excuse for misunderstanding His claim to be the Christ.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/jesus-the-deepening-river-and-the-blinding-light

I found this an illuminating essay, even as I helped edit it. There are Christians who don’t pay much attention to the Old Testament; but in so doing, they miss much of the meaning of the New Testament.

Please visit our recently (and very extensively!) revamped website, http://www.chalcedon.edu/, and spend a few minutes browsing. Theology, history, sermons, Q&A sessions, homeschooling, commentary, book and movie reviews–we’ve got it all.


I Review ‘Expelled’ (2008)

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Here’s another goody from the archive at Chalcedon’s shiny new website: my review of Expelled: The Movie, from 2008 when it first came out. A lot of you have mentioned it in passing, and have probably seen it. If you haven’t, track it down and enjoy it.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/a-review-of-expelled-the-movie

There’s a lot of stuff on http://www.chalcedon.edu/ that I didn’t write, and please don’t think I’m using this as an opportunity to show off. It’s going to take me time to learn my way around the site, and for re-posting here, I find it easiest to go to articles that I remember writing. In time I’ll branch out from there.

Meanwhile, I’m just doing what I can to help the new site find an audience, at least among my own blog audience. When you visit Chalcedon, I hope you’ll become acquainted with our other writers–and speakers, too: lots of video and audio available. Please feel free to dig in!


Book Review: ‘The Story of Reality’ by Greg Koukl

Here at the Chalcedon Foundation, we’re in the process of going digital. That means all our stuff, going back to the beginning, will be available on our website, http://www.chalcedon.edu/ . It’ll all be there, and we need people to visit the site and use its many resources.

My recent review of Greg Koukl’s book, The Story of Reality–an excellent book, by the way–is there, with lots and lots of company. Let me post a link to it.

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https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/the-story-of-reality-by-greg-koukl

Our ministry’s greatest need is, as it has always been, to communicate our message. In the past, we’ve tried to do it by mail. But now we have moved on, technologically, and we cry out for website visitors. Come on down! I mean, I can’t even begin to describe what all we’ve got there. Everything we’ve ever published! And it’s all for free.

As a merely selfish consideration, I want to show my employers and the other folks at Chalcedon that this little blog can help attract visitors to the Chalcedon website–which in turn will help keep the blog going. I pray some of you will become regular visitors to the site and avail yourselves of its plethora of resources.

So come on down!


Any Day Now!

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I received a notice this morning that The Silver Trumpet has finally gone to press. It’s Book No. 10 in the Bell Mountain series (starting, oddly enough, with Bell Mountain), so after you read this one, you’ll owe it to yourself to read the preceding nine.

What’s it about? Well, you’ll find out why the people of Obann have such a horror of the sea. There’s a big surprise in store for Gurun, the Queen. And an even bigger one for the army that marches out to sack the town of Ninneburky. And a divine vision has been given–not to sage or saint, but to a young chieftain of the Heathen.

The Silver Trumpet ought to be available in paperback, through amazon.com or the publisher (Storehouse Press, per The Chalcedon Foundation, http://www.chalcedon.edu )–in fact, I probably ought to go and check right now.


The Lukewarm ‘Angel’ of Laodicea

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One of the things I love about my work for the Chalcedon Foundation is that I’m always learning while I’m working. Not always learning entirely new things. More often, being shown something I really should have noticed before.

Today, editing an article by Martin Selbrede, I was reminded of the difference between “ye” and “thou,” especially in the King James Version of the Bible. “Ye” is plural–“all of you”–and “thou” is singular–“you, to whom I’m speaking.”

Which brings up Jesus’ warning to “the angel of the church in Laodicea” in Revelation Chapter 3. “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth…” (verses 15-16).

How many times have I read that passage without realizing that Our Lord was not speaking to the whole congregation of that church, but only to a specific person–the “angel” of that church? And I think we can take “angel” not literally, but as a term for a human being who was that church’s guiding spirit–a pastor, a bishop, maybe even an apostle.

Indeed, all the warnings to all seven of the churches addressed in Chapters 2 and 3 are given to the angels of those churches. That would seem to imply a serious problem with the church leadership throughout Asia Minor–not at all surprising, in the light of the various Epistles by Paul, Peter, James, and John.

Now I have to re-order my thinking about those two chapters in Revelation. Maybe because I live in an age in which so much church leadership is for the birds–if even the birds would have it–Christ’s warning suddenly becomes more relevant. More timely. To whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48) applies to everyone of high position.

Some of the angels of today’s churches are going to have to do an awful lot of fast talking, come Judgment Day.


The Man Who Successfully Treated Opioid Addiction–and Wound Up in Jail

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Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore

If you’re interested in the ever-worsening problem of opioid addiction in America, which President Trump mentioned in his State of the Union speech, and would like to read a deep and thorough treatment of the subject, visit the Chalcedon website, http://www.chalcedon.edu .

Our print magazine, Faith For All Of Life, published a series of 18 articles by our vice-president, Martin Selbrede, on the life and work of Dr. Punyamutula Kishore, whose clinics boasted a success rate of 50 to 60 percent in treating drug addicts–until the state of Massachusetts shut him down, closed his clinics, and sent him to prison. Dr. Kishore is out now, and resuming his work in other states where the government is more receptive: but he has an awful lot of wreckage to clean up.

It’s easy to access Martin’s articles (edited by Susan and me). Just go to Chalcedon’s site, click “Resources,” and search for “Dr. Kishore”–so simple, even I can do it.

Why was Dr. Kishore persecuted? His success rate of 50 to 60 percent rather embarrassed the government-endorsed programs, where the success rate seldom reaches as high as 5 percent. His was a sobriety-based treatment, instead of substituting one addictive drug for another. Martin’s articles tell the whole story. Meanwhile, a feature film has been made about Dr. Kishore and should soon be ready for release.

It’s too big a story for me to sum up here: so if you’re interested, read the articles. I think you’ll be amazed by what you read.


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