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…

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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…

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consumed with legality while ignoring morality

We live in a society where questions of legality abound and questions of morality are all but ignored.  When deciding a course of action, we have little hesitation about asking…

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"on Israel, the Church, and the Politics of Jesus" (link)

For many evangelical Christians, these matters are simple: Israel is God’s side and therefore should be our side, and this about good versus bad, light versus darkness.  Anything less…

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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…

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Dehumanization and its Effects on Society

Over the weekend, NPR ran a story/review of Jonathon Littell's book, The Kindly Ones, which they describe as "the fictional first-person memoir of a cultured German who loves Bach,…

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Rev. Lowery...My Final Thoughts

Several people have replied to my earlier post on this blog and made statements elsewhere on the web in defense of Rev. Lowery's benediction during the inauguration.  In short, the…

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President Obama's Glorious Burden

This is, by far, the most stirring thing I've read from President Obama's first day in office: On this Inauguration Day, we are reminded that we are heirs to over…

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Rev. Lowery's Racist Benediction...So Much for Reconciliation...

On a day when many of my conservative and/or libertarian persuasion are deriding President Obama's inauguration as something nearing the end of the country as we know it, I…

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Bailing Out the Big 3...Seriously?!

Traditionally, I have intentionally avoided politics here.  With a few exceptions surrounding the Olympics this summer, I have chosen to write almost exclusively on other topics...but things in Washington…

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