debt ceilings, government shutdowns, and the Kingdom of God

To point out that the hours and days ahead are precarious for America's political and financial systems is to point out the obvious. At times when disaster seemingly looms just around the corner, interest in politics blossoms, and nearly everyone with a keyboard and a political opinion feels the obligation…

The RPA 'Double-Tap': Ethical Engagement or Moral Monster?

After what seems like forever, my Air Force-sponsored master's thesis is completed, graded, and now released to the world or whomever is interested... Title:  The RPA 'Double-Tap':  Ethical Engagement or Moral Monster Abstract: The ethical philosophy known as the Just War tradition (JWT) has governed the use and restraint of…

the real Evangelical disaster...

The great evangelical disaster is that evangelicalism has become synonymous with Republicanism rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ. -- Rachel Held Evans (read more) Rachel's post is right on target with respect to the wearying drone of Evangelicals who equate "conservative" and "Evangelical" with "Republican" rather than anything to…