October 31st 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On that day in history, Martin Luther nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, which called into question the Roman Catholic Church's practice of selling "indulgences". This single act is credited with igniting the flame that became the… Continue reading Summa Scriptura
The advertising methods of the Marine Corps are (and always have been) unique. While other brands and organizations are catering to the culture by lowering standards, adding perks, and making promises, the Marine Corps is attracting new recruits through unflinching standards, exclusivity, and promises of hardship, challenge, and pain. In 1973, the Marine Corps borrowed the… Continue reading I Won’t Promise You a Rose Garden
When my wife was a child, her father used to give her marshmallows whenever she got hurt, referring to them as "get better pills". The goal, of course, was not to cure the injury, but rather to distract from the pain and calm the fountain of tears. In the same way, a kind of "marshmallow… Continue reading The Marshmallow “gospel”
It's been a long time since I've run anywhere other than to my car... in the rain. But all that changed recently when I laced up my shoes and set out to conquer a local loop. The goal: 3 laps (1.2 miles each). Almost immediately, my legs were on fire, followed by stomach cramps and… Continue reading You Should Run More
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thess. 5:16-18 As I sat down to eat a burger the other day, it looked so good that I - consumed it immediately? Nope. Was overcome with gratefulness and prayed?… Continue reading Picture or a Prayer?
"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Tim. 4:12 Tim Tripp II, a junior at UNCW, and Jacob Gillespie, an 8th grader at Myrtle Grove Christian, recently had the opportunity to be… Continue reading A New Perspective
So, we started a blog... So far, there are 10 articles by 5 different contributors, and it's been a lot of fun. As the summer draws to a close, it seemed appropriate to write a blog about the blog to answer some basic questions like "what is it?" and "why did we start it in… Continue reading What is Tactical Theology?