About james malcolm

James Malcolm, Ph.D., is a "working class" academic. He has published a book: Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity: Models from Luke-Acts (now out of print). He is a novelist and essayist first and college teacher second. Contact: jamesmalcolmrt@hotmail.com

Novel: The Reluctant Exorcist

It’s about spiritual warfare. Just because we can’t see it going on around us right now with our physical eyes doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It does. So the genre of the novel is speculative historical fiction and family saga, based on biblical truths about the spirit world.

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The Biblical Case for Limited Government and Low Taxes

Liberalism, generally, favors a bigger government and higher taxes to pay for it, while conservatives advocate moving in the opposite direction: limited government and low taxes. Let’s face it.  The government since FDR’s New Deal has gotten bigger.  LBJ instituted the Great Society.  By now conservatives say Uncle Sam is morbidly obese.  But liberals claim the moral high ground.

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The Provincial Council of Pennsylvania Hears of Prince William of Orange’s Invasion

Prince William of Orange invaded England, at the request of the English Parliament.

To call a nighttime meeting to depose a witness about the events in England shows how deeply connected the colonists were to the Old World.

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What Does “Turn the Other Cheek” Mean?

I have often heard confusing and confused uses of “turn the other cheek.” The saying seems so imbalanced and out of touch with reality, as it circulates around the world, out of context and isolated. Someone gets punched, and he is told to turn the other cheek.

I also hear pacifists say this to the government when it is about to respond to an attack. “Jesus said to ‘turn the other cheek.’ So how can we commit an act of violence in response?” It’s that last application I’m concerned about.

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