Thank you for checking out The Uncovered Lamp blog! Let me tell you a bit about the blog and myself. In today’s world hope and the truth needs voices more than ever. Those of us who are Christians need to share the hope we have in Jesus more than ever. Jesus said, “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:15, NIV) That is where the name of this blog comes from: The Uncovered Lamp. I intend to use this as a platform to speak about, and have a conversation about the things that matter to me. So the question is, what matters to me?
First off, above all else my faith matters most to me. I grew up in the Church: my father was an Episcopal priest. My life growing up revolved around the Church. For example, on Christmas morning we could not open our gifts first thing, because we had to wait for Dad to get home from the Christmas morning service. I have since left the Episcopal church for a Baptist church, but my passion for my Christian faith remains
Politically, I am a Rush Baby. All my life I can remember hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio in my home and always being interested in politics. In Fourth Grade we read a weekly serialized novel that was published in the regional newspaper The Hartford Courant and each student got their own copy of the Newspaper. While my classmates were reading the comics or sports page, I was reading the news section and the opinion page. While I no longer read a physical newspaper, politics and current events remain important to me. It is a passion of mine and will be what I post about often.
Continuing, the way that I describe myself politically is that I am an evangelical conservative libertarian. I believe that as long as you are not violating another person’s rights, you should be allowed to live as you see fit without government interference. While you should be free to live as you see fit without government interference, I believe that there are absolute, universal and eternal truths and morals that are not up for debate, and I will advocate that people CHOOSE to follow them. I am not perfect, but I know He who is perfect.
Thirdly, the culture matters to me and this will be the third topic I post about. I have always been a reader and have loved to read for as long as I can remember. When the latest Harry Potter book would come out I would stay up all night reading it and finish it by the morning. There are a lack of good stories in our culture today; though some may be good as in high quality many are not good as in moral also. I will share my thoughts on the latest things going on in the culture today.
Additionally, we need stories that meet both definitions of good. I hope to help with that as I am an aspiring author hoping to write a novel within the next year. Hopefully I will be able to write about my progress towards becoming a published author. This leads into my last topic, which is I will occasionally post reflections on what’s happening in my life: share triumphs, blunders and lessons I have learned.
Thank you again for reading the blog and God Bless!
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