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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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A Prayer for the Netherlands in the Midst of Their National Tragedy

Mourning in Netherlands: “Our heavenly Father, whose voice causes the foundations of heaven to shake and sends forth the incensed smoke of imperceivable mystery to fill the sanctuary, we confess that our finite minds are unable to comprehend the breadth … Continue reading

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There Goes the Constitution?

It has been about three weeks now since the Hobby Lobby decision, and based on all the brouhaha from the left against the decision, you would think that the Supreme Court had virtually overruled the Constitution. The case: Should a … Continue reading

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