My name is Spencer (formerly known as Dr. Paleo Ph.D.).
I am many things. I'm a 22-year-old, Bible-believing Christian. I trust my savior Jesus Christ above all else, and strive to follow Him unceasingly. My soul is that of the warrior's, and I seek to fulfill my duties as such. I am science-minded, and am pursuing a career in dinosaur paleontology.
I am for my God, and His Word, the Holy Bible. I am for the literal six-day interpretation of the Creation account as found in the book of Genesis. I am for my country and its military, and I will give my support to those who defend this nation and its people, even if it means that we are forced to wage war. I am for homeschooling, the rights of parents and the unborn, the Biblical family, and courtship. I am for the rights of gun owners, and believe in carrying. I am for martial arts, and advocate the study of those means necessary to protect the family, the faithful, and the defenseless. I am for the dying ways of chivalry; "Women and Children First!" is a creed well worth dying for. I am for conservatism, and did I mention that I'm also a states' rights Confederate flag-waving Rebel?
This is me.
Welcome to my blog.
"Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." --Robert E. Lee
"Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.” --Martin Luther
"Never give in—-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." --Winston S. Churchill
"Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here today and we will conquer! Rally behind the Virginians!" --Gen. Bernard E. Bee
As y'all should know by now, I'm a serious supporter of Vision Forum, and this CD pack didn't diminish my enthusiasm. Taken from the 2008 Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy conference, it is simply packed with amazingness. 24 CDs, around twenty hours of firm biblical information dealing with the legal and moral issues of our day. Sounds like fun! :-D
Introduction to the Christian Foundations of Western Law, Parts 1 and 2, Douglas W. Phillips, Esq. Christian Jurisprudence: Biblical Law, Natural Law, or Positive Law?, William O. Einwechter What the Bible Says About Female Magistrates, William O. Einwechter Symposium on the Reformation and Law, D. Phillips & W. Einwechter Christianity and the Courts, Hon. Roy S. Moore An Introduction to the Theology of Church and State, Douglas W. Phillips, Esq. The Battle for Biblical Marriage, Jordan Lorence, Esq. Defamation in the "Blogosphere", Josh Carden, Esq. Biblical Law, Ethics, and Public Policy for Lawyers (+ Recap), Douglas W. Phillips, Esq. The Significance of the Electoral College, Hon. Howard Phillips Genesis & Geneva: The Emergence of Liberty in the West, Douglas W. Phillips Spheres of Sovereignty: Church Discipline, Autonomy, and the State, Robert J. Renaud The State of Parental Rights in Light of the Texas Polygamy Case, Don Hart, Esq.
Unfortunately I've only had the chance to listen to four lectures so far, but will try to hear the others soon. I will give short summaries/reviews of the four I listened to.
You May Not Take Our Guns Larry Pratt
Speaker Pratt, of Gun Owners of America , gives what must be about the best summary of the subject I have ever heard. Pratt's lecture contained comments from Doug Phillips, and the two together were what I can only call a packin' tour-de-force. Doug starts us off with a fantastic review of our Biblical right to self-defense, and our literal duty as men to use lethal force when necessary. Pratt mostly discusses the legal issues of the current fights to preserve our "right to keep and bear arms" that is supposed to never be "infringed" (the 2nd Amendment). Overall, this could be called a legal and moral recommendation for the use of firearms. We learn why we shouldn't even have CCWs (concealed carry permits), why literally every man should use weapons if he is to fulfill his Christian duty, and why, Constitutionally, every American man should use an M-16. I knew that Doug & co. were strong supporters of guns, etc., but I had no idea that he was as "radical" as I am. I am well pleased! The price of the entire album would have been worth it for this one talk. I insist that you do not thwart thine own understanding; you must listen to this! (Don't miss the Q&A section, which actually has a nice little tidbit on the subject of the next talk I listened to.)
The State of Parental Rights in Light of the Texas Polygamy Case Don Hart, Esq.
In light of my current work with the Parental Rights Amendment I had to prioritize this one highly. A very good summary of Parental Rights, the horrible threat presented by "social workers", the Warren Jeff's (Mormon, Texas Polygamy, whatever you want to call it) case, as well as a lesser-known but also horrific case back in the '80s. It didn't have any literal references to the Parental Rights Amendment movement, but nonetheless this a grave issue that we should all be concerned with. Those interested in my parental rights post of late would do well to check this one out.
Defamation in the "Blogosphere" Josh Carden, Esq.
Perhaps a "lesser issue" in the eyes of many, Carden nonetheless gives us a good legal background about slander in general, as well as information about blogging slanderers amongst our very own church, spewing their caustic vitriole at many good men in the ministry. Commentator Doug also gives us a little bit of a step-by-step guide to finding the answer in a biblical manner if you are concerned about the oft-spoken nasty rumors about a ministry leader.
The Battle for Biblical Marriage Jordan Lorence, Esq.
A very, very impressive talk on the evils of homosexuality and all such legal issues, including the debate on the government defining marriage. Filled with useful teaching points, facts and more, I highly recommend this to any concerned Christian. Lorence apparently is a warrior for Christ, battling the onslaught of the sodomite hordes with the Alliance Defense Fund (which, he said, will also try to help you if you are sued for "discrimination" against homosexual deviants, if you are, say, a business owner refusing service). Another must-hear!