I continue my goal of collecting and reading the original editions of Wright’s 19 books. His most famous, The Shepherd of the Hills, was his second book. His writings cover a period from 1903 to 1942. These are older personal interest novels written from a broad Christian point of view and set in rural America. In the Ozarks Wright is known as the “Shepherd of the Hills.” This seventh volume is a story about a western painter who must paint his subjects the way he sees them and not the way they would like, an interesting personal interest story.
Corrupting Good MannersApril 1, 2016
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head. It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]
Good News & Bad News About Human IdentityJune 29, 2015
There are some things about which the Bible speaks clearly and one of those is the makeup of human beings. Yet it is amazing how far away from the plain language of the Bible our society has moved within one generation. In my youth it was risky enough to refer to homosexuals or lesbians rather […]
Marijuana and the ChristianMay 1, 2014
The culture in America is changing quickly, and not necessarily for the good. Christians generally agree that issues such as abortion, pornography, or same-sex marriages are immoral, unbiblical, and harmful to society at large. Not all agree about substance abuse in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like marijuana. Churches have long had to […]