“Sorrow and Shame”--Pope Francis As a Protestant, and a conservative Christian, I took no delight in the CBS news, reported worldwide, that brought “sorrow and shame,” as Pope Francis said, to the Catholic Church, and to the name of Jesus Christ. For the past seventy years the Catholic dioceses in Philadelphia molested over 1,000 children.… Continue reading How Catholics Can Help Root out Pedophiles in the Church
“He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.”--2 Samuel 22:35 Over the centuries most conservative Christian theologians have taught that the existence of a military force can be justified if certain factors are involved. Augustine developed a specific list of reasons to justify warfare in particular,… Continue reading A Soldier for the Sovereign
AN EXPOSITION OF SECOND SAMUEL 21:1-6 1 THEN there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. There was a famine in the land. The primary… Continue reading A Story of Revenge, and Retributive Justice
The Heart, Talk, and Actions of AN AUTHORITARIAN Vs. President Donald J. Trump “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” –Proverbs 29:2 (NIV) When President Trump is accused by CNN news commentators, and other outlets of being like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and other authoritarian rulers, Conservative Christians… Continue reading Is President Donald J. Trump Like Adolf Hitler?
Jesus was an Effective Leader Pastors, and other Christians, who wish to be effective in leadership would do well to study the life of Christ to discover what makes a person able to lead others. An effective leader must have a vision. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov. 29:18). Jesus had a… Continue reading Characteristics of a Charismatic and Effective Leader
AN EXPOSITION ON 2 SAMUEL 15:1-6 “And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to… Continue reading A Young Man Named Absalom
A Daughter’s Concern about Women Pastors As the world deliberately encroaches on the Church by insisting on political correctness, and cultural change of its own making, conservative Christians are perplexed as to what should be done. Wanting to be loving and longsuffering, yet faithful to the clear teaching of Holy Scripture, sensitive souls are in… Continue reading A Daughter’s Concern