Afghanistan, a Catastrophe

America‚Äôs rapid abandonment of Afghanistan will go down in the history books as a bungled mess on par with our withdrawal of Vietnam in the 1970s. This drawdown cheered on in some aspects by both political parties led to a one-and-a-half-week takeover by the Taliban, which experts thought would happen on a timeline of about…

The Prodigal Son’s Brother

No. The title isn’t meant to be literal. I have thought a lot about this parable (Luke 15:11-32) and I think that it is likely one of the more popular. We can apply many aspects of it to our life and typically when thinking about a sinful past we often compare ourselves to the prodigal…

Why I’m not voting for President

Elections should never be as difficult to decide for a voter as they are today. Each of the parties should have a candidate that is understood to be a perfect example of what that party stands for. I find that not to be the case in this election. The political situation is so divisive and…

The Vulnerability of Life

In the late Summer of 2010, I came upon my first poignant realization of the fear of death. I was preparing to leave the States for a deployment to Afghanistan, and all signs were pointing to it being a very active and remote section of the country where heavy combat was likely. I had just…