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Book Review of Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

Okay, so I was working this week and this thought just sprang into my head: you know what Bard and Book really needs?  It needs some book reviews.  I mean, we’re all about bringing Authors and Readers together, and what do readers like more than to read…book reviews.

Well, here is my first review.  I hope you like it. I promise to follow up real soon with a book I’m reading called “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet. … Register or log in to access full content

This Year So Far

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I am not having a banner year so far, although that could change readily.  My daughter had emergency surgery and had to have her appendix removed.  Then my son’s best friend lost his mom suddenly.  And then just last week our cat we’ve had for ten years died suddenly.  Holy crud, we’re not even out of January yet.  But things can change around any time…at least they better.  I still have hope.… Register or log in to access full content

New Resolutions for the New Year

    writing Hey, it’s a brand new stinking year.  Better get on those resolutions.  I’ve already started a couple and may add more as the day grows older.  I’m definitely resolving to read the Bible every day and, to make sure that resolution a reality, I’m also resolving to write a daily devotional and post it on my website: derekelkins.com every single day. 

     Next, like the majority of Americans I suffer from a debilitating disease I call being fat and lazy. … Register or log in to access full content

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Scary Movies

     I am a slacker and have not posted in quite some time.  There, I have confessed.

     You know what I really like?  I like horror movies, and not just any horror movies, but I really like the bad ones.  Give me a night watching The Manster or Troll 2 or Plan Nine from Outer Space any of the Leprechaun movies and I’m in a state of Nirvana (if I believed in such a state and I don’t). … Register or log in to access full content

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Why Majority Opinion Cannot Shape Morality

It seems like we’re in the midst of a constantly sifting environment where someone wants to shove their morality down someone else’s throats, by forcibly claiming it is the only correct morality. When we disagree or take an opposing stance, we are immediately threatened, belittled and called names. Which, in my mind, is exactly how a bully would react when you disagree with them. But, no matter how many eventually agree with a position, that position cannot be shaped to be a new moral standard for several reasons.… Register or log in to access full content

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Men of Courage

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.”

1 Corinthians 16:13

     For a people that have the Living God dwelling inside of them, sometimes we can be downright cowards. We’re too afraid not to sin. We’re too afraid to share our faith. We’re too afraid to stand up to what’s wrong. We’re too afraid to stand up for what’s right. We’re just too afraid and our fear is harming our witness to the world.… Register or log in to access full content

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Fragile Man

“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;”

Psalms 103:15

 

     It’s been stated by poets and kings. Great playwrights have written of it and the ordinary man laments because of his predicament. Wherever you turn, people are worried about death. He knows that his days on earth will not be long. And he is afraid. He knows that he needs help to progress to eternity, but his pride holds him back.… Register or log in to access full content

Prometheus and the Origin of Life

Just saw Prometheus a few days ago and I’ve got to say that it was pretty intense.  I can’t give away any spoilers cause that would be bad sportsmanship like conduct.  But I can say what most already know about the premise: life on earth was created by aliens.

It’s somewhat sad that Darwinists are painted into such a corner that they even have to propose such an absurd theory.  After all, how did life come from nothing? … Register or log in to access full content

The Example of Christ

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

      Christ didn’t wait until we were perfect before He elected to die for us. He didn’t wait until we have put away our bad habits. He didn’t wait until we had made a vow to be good. He died for us when we least deserved it. He is still acting on our part even though we do not deserve it.… Register or log in to access full content

On Writing and Writing with God

Y’know, sometimes writing is a job, especially when I’m feeling lazy, which is a lot of days. When I’m feeling lazy, anything is better: playing video games, reading a book or just watching a movie. I have to push myself to accomplish things.

When I first began writing screenplays, everything was new and fresh. It was like finding I had a new skill or after I just bought a new toy.… Register or log in to access full content