Hello, I’m Joseph Spurgeon and welcome to my blog. I hope you will make yourself at home. Born in the West Virginian mountains where the state’s motto is “Mountaineers are always free,” a sense of freedom was ingrained in me. The love of nature and traveling was also nurtured inside of me. I’ve always been the rebellious sort even going so far as a child to stick my finger in a power socket just because my father told me not to. While rebellion against some things can be good and at times is quite necessary, a rebellious heart can lead one down a path into slavery. I believe that all people are born as a rebel against God. We run from His embrace and right into the embrace of evil. I did this many times. I am very thankful that God is a hero though. He can break the chains of evil and give us true liberty.
The Sword and the Trowel was a magazine started in in 1865 by the great Charles Haddon Spurgeon. He was known as the “Prince of Preachers” and has left a lasting legacy on the lives of countless others. He used his magazine to comment on many current issues of the day and to spread the Gospel. It is my desire that this blog will continue in that same path of shedding the light of God’s truth on the current issues of the day while spreading the good news of the Gospel. Join with me and take up the Sword and the Blog.