What Constitutes Biblical Marriage?

I took part in a lively discussion at the Dalrock blog discussing what signifies the start of a biblical marriage. The traditional Christian viewpoint is that it begins with a marriage ceremony. Historically this was marriage by a member of the clergy, although civil marriage is given equal weight by most. …

Pro-Life Hypocrisy?

While browsing Twitter, I stumbled upon an interesting set of questions by @mxrgee.  The conversation was, for Twitter standards, civil and constructive. Nevertheless, it is a difficult place to make a well-reasoned defense of the pro-life movement. So here is a summary of some of the key questions and a …

Christianity and Divorce

Christians have long maintained that its proponents should have a much lower risk of divorce due a combination of factors. These include the perceived superiority of Judeo-Christian morality and ethics and the explicit teachings of Jesus against divorce. Two pertinent studies were performed to test the issue: a 1999 Barna …

Obstruction of Justice and Presidential Power

In discussing the obstruction of justice charge against President Trump with many people, I’ve noticed some common misconceptions. I’ve read different conflicting legal expert opinions. What follows is an explanation that bridges the gap between the legal expert and non-expert. The comments below are my non-lawyer opinions and explanation on this: what …

Searching for Peace

On Memorial Day I attended an event at the local American Legion post. As a member of one of the Anabaptist peace churches, I’ve always held to the views of non-violent resistance modeled after the example and teachings of Jesus. Attending a ceremony honoring the memory of those who have …