How to Talk to Protestants

“Far more serious still is the division between the Church of Rome and evangelical Protestantism in all its forms. Yet how great is the common heritage which unites the Roman Catholic Church, with its maintenance of the authority of Holy Scripture and with its acceptance of the great early creeds, to devout Protestants today!” J. […]

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

“Receive the accidents that befall thee as good, knowing that nothing happens without God.” Didache 3:10  “If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will—that is, for making a real world in which creatures can do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen, […]

Military Crimes

The United States military has its own military justice system with its own unique criminal code. In this post, I will provide a very broad overview of military crimes as provided in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), including the theories of liability for military crimes and the three major types of military crimes: […]

Christ and His Church

It is not uncommon for some to claim the title “Christian” while disdaining denominational affiliation. They may attend a Baptist or Lutheran church, but they refuse the label. The words, “I’m just a Christian,” pass freely from their lips and in the process demonstrate their ignorance of what exactly the title they claim entails. Many […]

Keep “X” in “Xmas”

The season of peace and love has a knack for inspiring conflict and hate. A battleground in the so-called culture wars, Christmas is marked with vitriolic strife over proper holiday greetings and appropriate public displays. So, how are we as believers to react to the discord that surrounds us? What does it really mean to […]