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Author: Dr. Fred Eichelman

Review: ‘Share the Light: 40 World Changing Devotions’ by Sam Sorbo

There have been stories of teachers who have become successful performers, however my favorite story is about a performer who not only remains very successful as an actress, but who has become a...

Virginia Deserves Better Than Northam, Fairfax and Herring: A History by Dr. Fred Eichelman

Virginia has a long history in being first in a number of things, however there is something we wish we were not first. We have three Democrats in the top government positions in the state,...

My name is Fred, and I am a Philographist! (aka Autograph Collector)

Several years ago I was invited with others to be on a local TV show about hobbies. The sweet interviewer started with me and asked, “And what is it that you do?” Her mouth hit the floor when I...

Dr. Fred Eichelman Reviews: “Blue Bloods” (for Red-Blooded Americans!)

There would seem today that we have more trashy television than ever before. This comes from one whose teen years were during the golden age of TV when a family could sit around that box in the...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: Book Review ‘Sermons in Song’ and a Call to Support Churches That Are On Task

Life is about choices and today we are led to think that is largely about whether to accept socialism or capitalism as a lifestyle when we see so much on TV about the growing divisions in our...

Pat Boone Talks About the Greatest Influences in His Life: Second Only to God, His Wife, Shirley

Rhonda Fleming connected me with Pat Boone a few years ago and I have had the pleasure of talking with him several times. Before our first conversation I was warned by an assistant of his th...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: A Hospital Christmas Memory

I was thirteen years old and in eighth grade. I was a patient in a Maryland children’s hospital, John Hopkins. The hospital was two hundred miles from our home in Virginia, and I had just gone...

The Gospel According to Star Trek

From the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, written from Ephesus, c57 A.D. “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the Jews I...

“Into the Light”: Fanny Crosby, The Hymn Queen

The title “Hymn Queen” was given the writer of over 8,000 famous hymns in the 1800s. Francis Jane Crosby, soon to be known as Fanny Crosby, is a name that may not be familiar to most Christians...

Bond Villain/Hero Who Put God, Family, Country First

We wait expectantly in a theater for a steady beat of music and then white dots appear as a lone figure crosses the screen, turns in a crouch and fires a gun. Wait, this person is bigger than...

Jane Russell, a Warrior for Her Faith in Old Hollywood

“I love the Lord” is a beautiful statement that sums up Jane Russell’s philosophy. While she is best known for musicals, Westerns, and adventure films, too little has been said about her...

Book Review: The Making Of A Hero, Desmond Doss (of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

For over a decade this writer has supported a film about the extraordinary heroism of Desmond Doss and the efforts of Gregory Crosby to have a film made. This was successfully done with Hacksaw...

Christian Film Review: Saving Faith with Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Jenn Gotzon-Chandler

Saving Faith is another film that seems to fit the times as it marks a rising movement in many communities and small towns today. This is a trend to restore old theaters back to the glorious ‘40s...

Rhonda Fleming, a Christian Leader in Old Hollywood

Rhonda Fleming is a star we have often urged to write a book as her life is an outstanding testimony to what faith and prayer can do. Certainly Rhonda  is living proof of that. We have had the...

Movie Review: “Sinking Sand”, A Film That Relates To Today’s News

Sinking Sand is a film the Hallmark Channel program “Movies and Mysteries” should air as it is the type of theme they love to cover. The plot where a woman has to take over in a mystery as a...

An Elderly Trip to the DMV (a True Story by 83-Year Old Dr. Fred Eichelman)

Bureaucrats: You Have to Laugh About Them or Cry The picture with this story is not for the purpose of selling a book. It is basically part of my evidence I am alive so I could get a driver...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: A Media Event That Became More

Something remarkable happened the latter part of October, a gathering of film and TV stars and fans that was to have been a media convention. It turned more into what some described as “a God...

Does The Constitution Literally Give Us The Right To Violently Protest?

Perhaps I am opening myself up to a lot of criticism because so many people say, “We have the right to protest, to march, to even use violence if it makes our point. It is constitutional.” No it...