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Category: current thoughts

Death for Desertion?

In the military, the maximum punishment for desertion is death. More than 20,000 soldiers have deserted during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The army has prosecuted less than 2,000 […]

The Vehicles that Lose Wars

The U.S. Army just awarded a $1.2 billion contract for a fleet of Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles, which are essentially a throwback to the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. (read more on […]

Ukraine Created an Insurgency Today

Ukraine’s parliament voted to abandon non-aligned status and seek NATO membership (read the full story, here). In the long term, Ukraine will be better off. Getting there will be costly […]

I Forgive You, Only 489 Left!

Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I don’t tell […]

OPEC Is a Saudi Stick

On 27 November, OPEC met in Vienna and, surprisingly, decided against cutting production. You’re enjoying the lower gas prices. Libya and Venezuela are facing catastrophe. There is no economic rationale […]

How Old Is the Earth?

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was […]

144,000 Sealed out of Every Tribe

In reading Revelation, it is important to remember that the entire book is delivered in the ‘apocalyptic’ style – it is highly figurative, not literal (for more on this, please […]

Why Is there a Taliban?

After more than a decade of being beat upon every day by western powers, how is there still a Taliban? Perhaps more importantly, why is there a Taliban? In response […]

Bible 2015: The Value of Context

Beginning 1 January 2015, this website will begin a year-long, daily Bible reading program. The intent is to provide a user friendly, value-added resource for those that would like to […]

The Learning Disciple

What is it to be a disciple? A disciple is a lot like an apprentice: one who commits to a focused, transformative learning experience. We can understand this by letting […]

Why Is Everything Classified?

Why are so many things in our government classified? More importantly, why are our personnel screening and reliability programs so flawed and ineffective? Right now, the Office of Personnel Management […]

Godly Generals

In about the year 1405 B.C., the Hebrew nation was encamped on the Plains of Moab, poised to strike west across the Jordan River at the strategic citadels of Canaan. […]

The Day of the Lord

The Day of the Lord is coming.  It has come many times, before.  Zephaniah warned of such a day, which was fulfilled in the Babylonian Captivity. Zephaniah was the first […]

Do You Know God?

Do you know God? How much time do you spend talking to God? How much time do you spend listening? Knowledge of God’s word is essential to knowing God. Without […]

Less Army, More Generals?

Over time as the Army becomes smaller and better connected through information technology, wouldn’t it stand to reason that we would need fewer generals? Unfortunately, our government would have us […]