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The Irony of California’s Ousting of Campus Christian Groups

A disturbing story came and went, barely noticed a few weeks ago. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is being unceremoniously booted off the campuses of California’s 23 state universities. This begins with a process of “derecognizing” these as legitimate campus groups. Why? … Continue reading

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Bad Theology Lay at the Root of 9/11

Did you know that since 9/11, there have been 23,780 separate deadly terror attacks carried out by Islamic extremists, according to thereligionofpeace.com? The 13th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us. Why did it happen at all? We get a hint … Continue reading

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Darwin and WW I

Quick quiz: What started World War I? A Serb nationalist shot and killed a visiting Austrian leader. But why would that shooting trigger the killing of millions, including one out of two young Frenchmen, in what we now know as … Continue reading

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Just Being There: Why I Serve as a Chaplain

“As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4.5). I have been often asked the question: “Why do you try to walk that tightrope between civilian ministry and the … Continue reading

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Maria Von Trapp, RIP

Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children—the real ones—died. Her name was Maria—not to be confused with the lady played by Julie … Continue reading

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A Christian Response to Ferguson

When will the rioting in Ferguson, MO stop? There has been much mayhem—including the police using tear gas—and much looting in the St. Louis suburb. The media covers this story heavily. Some estimate there may be as many media members … Continue reading

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Barbarism on the March

There have been numerous and sometimes contradictory stories and images of anti-Christian slaughter coming out of Iraq and Syria right now. They cannot all be confirmed. But there is a pattern emerging: Even children are not immune from the barbaric … Continue reading

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John Donne in the Trenches: Teaching Western Literature as Moral Leadership

Note: This post first appear as: Milton, Michael A. “John Donne in the Trenches: Moral Leadership and the Chaplain as the Living Repository of Western Civilization.” The Chaplain Corps Journal. The United States Army, 20 June 2014. Web. 05 Aug. … Continue reading

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50 Years of the War on Poverty

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It appears that poverty won that war. Jesus said you will always have the poor with you. He also said, “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something … Continue reading

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Drugs Vs. Religion

Americans are accepting pot in seemingly unprecedented ways. Even as it is becoming legal in more places, such as Colorado by an act of the voters a couple years ago, there are still consequences to face with the widespread use … Continue reading

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