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Christian Pacifism or Convenient Pacifism?

Christian Pacifism or Convenient Pacifism?

To announce that you’re a Christian Pacifist is essentially saying that you love my enemies more than you love me.

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Service Member Honored by Act of Compassion at Nazarene General Assembly

OK, I’m not certain that this was a service member, but based on the picture and the fact that he said he has PTSD, it is a reasonable assumption. As an Army Chaplain, my heart goes out to those who are surviving and recovering from over a decade of persistant conflict.  Most people who are […]

Distrust of Science Not Just Among the Uneducated

Distrust of Science Not Just Among the Uneducated

Over the last several weeks, I have posted several responses to the essays being posted by the Nazarenes Exploring Evolution website.  According to this site, those behind it seem concerned about the wide disparity between Nazarenes in the pews and Nazarenes serving as educators and scholars.  The clear implication from this site, and the essays […]

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone:  Reflections on True Story by James Choung

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone: Reflections on True Story by James Choung

  Some of the primary concerns of young people today are care for the environment, relief for oppressed peoples, and the healing of other “systems” in their world that have been “damaged by evil” and are in need of restoration.  Being concerned, they often jump into the task of attempting to heal those systems without […]

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

I first met Dr. Robert A. Seiple when he spoke to Army chaplains attending the Chaplain Captain’s Career Course at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  His experience and message in his book is much broader than that audience, though.  His book, Ambassadors of Hope, needs to be read by […]

Travelogue:  Martin Luther “Pilgrimage”

Travelogue: Martin Luther “Pilgrimage”

In recognition of Reformation Day, I thought that it would be good to share a little from my Martin Luther “pilgrimage” I took with my two sons while we were in Germany.  This was a great experience for me (hopefully for my sons, too!).  Not just because of the content of the trip but because […]