Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416

American TV executive Chuck Lorre is well known for writing, directing, and producing such shows as Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, and one of my favorites, The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also, in his own enigmatic way, has become popular for his somewhat random comments on different facets … Continue reading Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416

Something is seriously wrong with our world.

Jesus wept. Has anyone else been disturbed by the pervading darkness around us in the last few weeks? Tornadoes, bombings, explosions, fires, collapsed buildings, murder trials, brutal captivities, and multiple scenarios involving the harming of children have dominated every form of media with which we are saturated. I don't know about you, but it gets … Continue reading Something is seriously wrong with our world.

A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

[In the next few weeks, I will be publishing a series of articles under the heading: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. This series will begin with a discussion on the high point of the period, the crowning of Charlemagne as Emperor of … Continue reading A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

What happened to the cross of Christ? Just ask Helena, Constantine the Great’s mum.

To this day, Constantine I (AD 272-337) is a polarizing figure. He is hailed by some as a savior of the Christian faith - a saint among saints. Others portray him as a villain in the Christian story, and question whether or not he ever truly had an authentic conversion experience with Christ. In either … Continue reading What happened to the cross of Christ? Just ask Helena, Constantine the Great’s mum.

The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom

What happens to an organization when it moves from the "grassroots" phase to becoming a conglomerate? And seemingly overnight? The term "conglomerate" can refer to business or geology. In business, a conglomerate is defined as "a corporation consisting of more than one previously unrelated industries or divisions that is usually the result of a merger … Continue reading The Definition of Extreme Poverty from John Chrysostom

The still-undefeated #towerman – Simeon Stylites

In light of the recent news in my city (Tulsa, OK), I have decided to postpone writing at Katherine von Bora (Luther's wife) for one week. As most of you know, #towerman has been dominating the lead stories in Tulsa. A troubled young man spent nearly a week a top of large broadcasting tower in … Continue reading The still-undefeated #towerman – Simeon Stylites

A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo

The words came straight from the words of President Obama last week: The United States of America is "the greatest country on earth." He made this statement while encouraging all-partisan leaders to work towards a compromise concerning the US debt crisis. Admittedly, even a compromise seems to be a no-win situation for our nation's economic … Continue reading A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo