April 14, 2018

The earth is just a crumb, he said,

dropped from some monster's mouth.

And the people are ants climbing over it,

and they tear it from north to south.

What a pitiful man he is, you say,

what a cynical point of view!

But if you had no other eyes but his,

you'd see the same...

January 25, 2018


          Standing 6’6” on the courthouse steps, the former general who had led Texas to independence, served as its president, led it to statehood, and served as its senator and governor, was shouted down by the mob of rebels who wan...

January 10, 2018

     One of Thomas Jefferson’s most influential acts was penning the Declaration of Independence. The words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among thes...

December 26, 2017

             It is awe-inspiring to see the story of mankind being written. Of course, there are those who think it already has been written. Humanity and all of nature, it would seem to them, are merely acting out their roles to fulfill the script....

July 31, 2017

In the moonlight, I dropped light as a feather from my bedroom window to the cellar door and ran to look around the corner of the house. There I stopped and gazed across our bean field, across Cummings Creek road, and across Beaver Grove to the gap.

         The gap, fo...

July 18, 2017

When I was growing up in Sunray, Texas, we had to work for what we got. Every summer during high school, I worked on farms around my small town to earn enough money to buy a couple of pairs of Levis, a couple of new shirts, a bottle of English Leather, a ChapStick now...

June 23, 2017

Michael Goodwin, B. A., chief political columnist for The New York Post, delivered a speech at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar (Atlanta, Georgia, April 20, 2017) in which he proclaims that the American media is broken and cannot be fixed. Their unfair t...

       I think all of us treasure the natural world – the trees and mountains and oceans and streams as God created them. They declare the glory of God. But when we start to praise nature itself rather than nature’s God, we are worshiping the creatu...

          In Huffpost, Tim Rymel writes, “The evangelical Christian message is loud and clear. They care for no one but themselves. Their devotion is to the version of Christianity they have created, which calls for ruthless aban...

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    Herschel Moore has taught English in high school and college and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He holds the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and has done extensive post-graduate work, including an internship in Clinical Pastoral Education and participation in The Summer Programme in Theology at the University of Oxford, The Ecumenical Dialogue with Franciscan Friars at Centro Pro Unioni in Rome, and the Kirkpatrick Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of At Bethany, a collection of sermons and essays published in 2010.

                Herschel and Yolanda have been married since 1972. They have two married children and six grandchildren.

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