Never Despair

Listen to “Never Despair” by Fred Smith None of us thought it would end the way it did. It began with small, almost unnoticed decisions by Mrs. Britton, our Sunday School [...]

End Of The Line

Listen to “End of the Line” by Fred Smith The story of Abram’s calling begins at the end of the line. If you trace the descendants of Adam through Noah and then to Terah, the [...]

The Gandalf Option

Listen to “The Gandalf Option” by Fred Smith   In 2017 Rod Dreher published “The Benedict Option” to define the new relationship between the world and the Church allowing the [...]

Crossing Over

Listen to “Crossing Over” by Fred Smith   The church service before I taught Sunday School was not to my taste. It’s hard for me to believe God finds this edifying. The [...]

No Other Way

Listen to “No Other Way” by Fred Smith   Most of us are familiar with William Wilberforce for his long but ultimately successful struggle to abolish the slave trade in England. [...]

An Anguished Apostasy

Listen to “An Anguished Apostasy” by Fred Smith   When Bob Dylan stepped on the Newport Folk Festival stage in July 1965 there was nothing in his last three appearances that [...]

Undivided

Listen to “Undivided” by Fred Smith   Two devoted friends and brilliant minds — John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — fell out with each other over politics, personal slights and [...]