Book Review: I Pledge Allegiance

Keith Phillips and Karl Tsatalbasidis, I Pledge Allegiance: The Role of Seventh-day Adventists in the Military. N.p., n.p., 2007. The authors at the time of writing were both pastors in the Michigan Conference. Keith Phillips begins by telling us of his experience in the Army, and of his introduction to Seventh-day Adventism (and subsequent conversion)…

A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Jerusalem

Today is Bastille Day, a day to remember that the French revolution, though done in the name of “Liberté, égalité, and fraternité, was really an exercise in mob rule and atheism. And we don’t have to look far: France rejects religious liberty for Muslims. “Religious liberty” for France means in the privacy of your own…

Changing Leaders in Missouri

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, apparently has had enough of church growth and charismania. The convention, meeting in Houston, has elected Matt Harrison, a confessional Lutheran, president. For background, see this article that was in Christianity Today. The church has also been approving a major restructuring.