The Books

"When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments." - (2 Timothy 4:13)


Currently Reading

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State

Foreign Affairs (November/December 2018)


Next Up

Gay Girl, Good God

Wendell Berry and Higher Education

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity

The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge


 Recently Completed

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World 

Debunking Utopia

How Growth Really Happens

The Human Advantage

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity

Venezuela’s Suicide

From Foreign Affairs:


The Venezuelan state has mostly given up on providing public services such as health care, education, and even policing; heavy-handed, repressive violence is the final thing left that Venezuelans can rely on the public sector to consistently deliver. In the face of mass protests in 2014 and 2017, the government responded with thousands of arrests, brutal beatings and torture, and the killing of over 130 protesters.


Solzhenitsyn's Prophecy

From Robert P. George:


When people forget God, when they come to suppose that they don’t need Him or His grace and guidance, when they fall into the hubristic error of imagining that they are too smart and sophisticated to believe in Him, a catastrophe always ensues.






Light Work

"I told them I am not for sale I won’t promote evil / They told me I can give you murder, but no Jesus / These devils in the game are hand picking your leaders / That’s why you get a hundred dope boys and no preachers."





The Point

The Point is a magazine founded on the suspicion that modern life is worth examining.


The Point Magazine

Liar's Anthem

“Game full of lies so they hating on my honesty / But Imma tell the truth till they body me.” – (Bizzle, King)


Liar's Anthem


Record execs make a killin’

“Yeah we could pay you in millions”

Cash to the ceiling, don't trust your conviction or feelin’

You’ll be just misleading some children

Their parents will blame you

You communicate what you've been through

They don’t understand you're a black dude

And one that does rap too

They just complain and they hassle

They would do it too if they had to


Pimpin', pimpin', pimpin', murder, murder, sell drugs

A Biblical Theology of Race

We are original man, the Asiatic Black man

The maker, the author, the cream of the planet Earth

Father of civilization and daughter of the universe

 (Popa Wu, Wu Revolution)


Cause war like the grandson of Kush

I’m hanging devils’ heads on a evergreen bush

(RZA, Dangerous Mindz)


Yakub, maker and creator of the devil. Swine merchant... your time is near at hand. F--- with me and your time will be now. Your presence here effects the mind of my people like a fever. You, Yakub, are the bearer of nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine diseases, evil, corrupt, porkchop-eatin’ brain!

(Outro Speech, Gravel Pit)


The quotes above refer to the Five-Percent Nation but the similarities between the two (Black Hebrew Israelites) should be evident.

Logos resources referenced in this post:

From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

Africa and the Bible