What if Haddaway had been Catholic?

Perhaps if the Catholic Church had not, historically, “offered its services” to every “well-intentioned” government its come into contact with for the past 1,700 years, I would be a little more sympathetic toward its recent complaints about its supposedly diminishing rights. (In case you are wondering: 1) I re-wrote the first line as, apparently, some people missed the tongue-poking-through-the-cheek nature of this post. I received a few comments suggesting... Read More

“Just because you love the lord doesn’t mean you can’t knock the hell out of somebody.”

The title? That’s a direct quote. It was stated by a man I’ve known since I was in elementary school. He also worked with my dad for twenty-some plus years and, to this day, they remain training partners. Anytime I’m back home in the fine state of North Carolina, I’ll hang out with them in a gym they fondly refer to as “The Dungeon.” It’s called the dungeon because it’s old, small, has few machines, lots of free-weights, and big... Read More

“Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History” (Read it or I’ll Kick Your–)

I just received a copy of Michael Long’s Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History. I’m pretty excited about it and would love to give you a full-blown review but that’s reserved for a future journal entry. I can tell you this much: it’s quite thorough and contains sections of scripture, works from the early church, the medieval church, the reformation, modernity, and the contemporary church. It’s also very eclectic including readings... Read More