Archive | Ron Kirk

Columbus the Man

By Ron Kirk What was Christopher Columbus like at the “dangerous age” of thirty years? Historian and scholar Samuel Eliot Morison says thirty is dangerous “to youthful ambition, to ideals and visions; the age that makes rovers settle down, drains the fire from ardent youth, turns men into tabby-cats content to sit by the fire.” […]

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A Binary Choice for President?

Essay by Ron Kirk I often hear complaints these days from conservative Christians over what Glenn Beck recently called “the binary choice” for president. Why should we limit ourselves to two choices? The more democratic process we typically see in European politics presents many more choices for high office. Isn’t competition healthy? Why doesn’t the […]

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Get Wisdom! A Biblical Christian Philosophy and Method for Education

Essay by Ron Kirk Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin.  Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion.  They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope.  They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence […]

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Powerful Evangelical and Culture Changing Work in Uganda

Guest essay by Ronald Kirk What if you could help powerfully redeem a long-broken but promising African nation to Christ, to see a significant answer to Christ’s prayer—God’s will be done on earth? A little explanation… Back in the early 1980s, my wife and I started a pioneering Christian day school called the Master’s School. […]

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An Advent Devotional

Guest essay by Ronald Kirk Contrary to the Scriptures’ broad portrayal of Christ’s coming dominion, most Christmas advent devotionals focus strictly upon what we like to call spiritual matters. These typically focus on Christ’s coming as our personal Savior. Oh, yes! Christ did come to save us from our individual sins. But the Bible claims […]

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Noah Webster on Politics and Government

by Ronald Kirk Noah Webster was America’s original and sole Bible-minded dictionary maker. Young Noah was a Puritan by heritage and upbringing. The Lord converted a middle-aged Webster’s heart and soul to Christ when Mrs. Webster dragged him, er, uh, persuaded him to attend a revival meeting—which he had before dismissed as emotionalism. He received […]

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A Remembrance

Mary-Elaine Swanson (1927-2011) Black Mountain, North Carolina—Mary-Elaine Swanson, 84, Nordskog Publishing author, editor and dearest friend passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. She was born May 21, 1927 to the late Charles Augustus Lowden and Myrtle Ann Jersey Adams in Orlando Florida, and was the wife of the […]

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A Remembrance: Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

by Ronald W. Kirk  The following poem “Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers” comes from a great volume of poetry for children, The Home Book of Verse for Young People. Thanks to my literary mentor Rosalie Slater of the Foundation for American Christian Education, this book formed the centerpiece of our poetry literature program for the […]

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