The insights and inventory of Dean W. Arnold

Dean’s List of 21 Reasons to be an Orthodox Christian.

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - May• 10•16

  Important caveats: This is Dean’s List. I do not speak for the Orthodox Church. I love the people and forbearers of my Protestant heritage. I believe some Orthodox are going to hell, and some non-Orthodox to heaven. This is about truth and love, not eternal destiny. I like to have a little fun when […]

Is it time for Kings to replace Democracy? Four arguments from a Christian viewpoint.

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Apr• 26•16

Same-sex marriage. Abortion and infanticide by the millions. Brazen occult imagery at the Olympic ceremonies, the Grammy Awards, and the Oscars. Teaching sodomy to our five year olds in public schools. Allowing monuments to Satan in public places. The body politic seems to have gone insane. While the idea of restoring monarchism to government may sound […]

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: aspects of their personal lives you may not know—an interview with Oxford Professor Timothy Ware (Bishop Kallistos)

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Apr• 14•16

When I was in Oxford, England, I had the privilege of interviewing Oxford Professor Timothy Ware (now Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of the Orthodox Church, at the time Bishop.) He is the author of The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way, two of the most popular books in the world on Orthodoxy. He was also a […]

A comprehensive Christian worldview on Geopolitics, Corruption, Conspiracy, and the Supernatural. (Dean interviews Jay Dyer.)

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Apr• 09•16

Monday this week I had the opportunity to interview Jay Dyer (youtube and audio mp3 links here and below), author of and Esoteric Hollywood—intellectual, thinker, conspiracy theorist, geopolitical pundit, theologian and philosopher (he just recently finished ten lectures on Plato’s Republic). Many of you likely cringe at including all those other words along with “conspiracy […]

Is this the End Times? What has the Church always taught?

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Mar• 31•16

The future. Do we plan for it? Do we “take no care for tomorrow, for it has enough trouble of it’s own?” Do we watch the news for clues of whether we are approaching the End Times? Are we close? As one speaker I once heard put it, many Christians today say, “We’re gonna fly, they’re […]

Franky Schaeffer: a confused conundrum.

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Aug• 10•15

Franky Schaeffer is a difficult conundrum. I invited him to speak at Covenant College in the mid-80’s when I was a student and spent three days with him. He was very sharp, well read, not much of a sense of humor. Sensitive to what people thought (even though he loved to irritate them). He gave […]

Top 10 Questions and Comments on Harriet’s Secret

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Nov• 11•14

It has been one month since the premiere at the IMAX Theater of Harriet’s Secret: A Progressive Marriage in the 1890s, the full feature documentary I have been working on for two years. Having now taken a deep breath, I will devote a blog entry to discussing the most common questions and comments I heard […]

Harriet’s Secret Premiere a Success!

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Oct• 18•14

What a great night! The event Friday a week ago at the Chattanooga IMAX Theater can only be described as a success in every way. We had a great crowd. Not every seat was taken but it was clearly full. The red carpet ceremony before the show, accompanied by period musicians, was a total hit […]

Our Leading Lady’s Lip

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Jan• 04•14

When a dog in Mexico ripped off the top lip of our leading lady a few months ago, it wasn’t pretty. Jacki Arnold Rexford, my niece, plays the leading lady Harriet in our documentary film. I asked her on a whim to try dressing up and see if the camera work we would do around […]

What’s the End Game?

Written By: Dean W. Arnold - Jan• 03•14

Give to kickstarter campaign here: or by check here: So how will you distribute your film? What’s the end game? I get that question a lot. Sure, it can be a little unnerving when the bottom line answer is, “I’m not really sure.” But I have confidence good things will happen. As an […]