Hi. I’m Kyle Shepherd. The eldest of nine children, I live with my family deep in the heart of Occupied Alabama, CSA. I love film scores, books, theology, British English, fonts, biblical law, fellowshipping, history (specifically, the War of Northern Aggression and the Age of Sail), typesetting, the colon (punctuation mark), poetry, trying to play music on the piano, and listening to lectures.—I love learning, excellence, beauty, variety, order. I cannot wait to be a daddy one day and lead my wife, my sons, and my daughters in a charge against the gates of hell, should the Lord have that in store for me.
I hope to use this blog as a place to post not only my own commentary on various topics, but also to pass on things I read, in the hope that they will edify you.
Finally, but most importantly, I am an undeserving sinner in need of grace every day. I have so far to go, but He which hath begun a good work will finish it. I can do nothing on my own strength and pray daily that Jesus will give me the strength to obey Him. Apart from him, I am nothing: I am completely at His mercy. How else can I say it?—and what more can I say?

“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”

Romans 11:36


Here are some of the things I like.

Master and Commander
Gods and Generals
How to Train Your Dragon
Emma (2008)
Little Dorrit (2009)
The Hunt for Red October
Clear and Present Danger
The original Star Wars trilogy
Anne of Green Gables
Captain America
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Village
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
North & South (2005)
Captain America
Bleak House (2006)
The Patriot
Reclaiming the Blade
The Linotype Movie
The Runner from Ravenshead
The Adventures of Tintin
The Lord of the Rings
Batman Begins
George Frideric Handel
Lindsey Ray
Brian Crain
The Peacemaker, Backdraft, The Rock, Crimson Tide, Inception (Hans Zimmer)
Gods and Generals (John Frizzell, Randy Edelman)
Emma (Samuel Sim)
How to Train Your Dragon, Mars Needs Moms (John Powell)
Chicken Run (John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams)
Air Force One (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Red Baron (Stefan Hansen & Dirk Reichardt)
Lots of isolated classical pieces (besides Handel, no one composer)
Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson
Fernando Ortega
The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams)
Keith and Kristyn Getty
The High Kings
The Holy Bible
The Institutes of Biblical Law (R.J. Rushdoony)
Institutes of the Christian Religion (John Calvin)
It’s (Not That) Complicated (Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin)
Randy Alcorn’s “Ollie Chandler” books
Protocol Matters (Sandra Boswell)
The Civil War: A Narrative (Shelby Foote)
George Washington’s Sacred Fire (Peter A. Lillback)
The Three Hostages (John Buchan)
Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens)
By This Standard (Greg Bahnsen)
English Bible Translations: By What Standard? (William O. Einwechter)
Born-Again Dirt (Noah Sanders)
Reforming Marriage (Doug Wilson)
AUTHORS I HAVE RESPECT FOR (but still disagree with on varying levels)
Agatha Christie
G.A. Henty
R.M. Ballantyne
Jeff Shaara
Doug Wilson
C.S. Lewis
R.J. Rushdoony