Royal Pains

Most people don’t know that when our founding fathers were fighting over what kind of government we should have (during the last days of the Articles of Confederation or during the long hot summer of the Constitutional congress, accounts vary) that a few leaders quietly wrote to Prince Henry of Prussia and asked if he would be interested in becoming King of America. Henry declined. After all, look how they treated their last king. There … Continue reading

Always Outsiders

Those of us who have gone to seminary will tell you there nothing like graduating from seminary to ruin your church going experience. This goes double for taking classes in biblical interpretation. Having had the mantra “context, context, context” drilled into your skull by a venerable professor, you just can’t help but harp on it. Recently I was in a Sunday School class and the topic was being a disciple. Matthew 10:39 was the verse … Continue reading

The Christian Duty to Lament

  I was going to write something snarky today but then this happened. 50 people are dead. 50 people God loved fiercely are dead including one Omar Mateen. So no snark today. There is little doubt that people will express their anger, disbelief, and sorrow on facebook. There is even less doubt that pundits and politicians will claim they know how to fix things in the coming days. But what are ordinary Christians to do … Continue reading

The Church in Crisis

by Don & Joy Veinot & Ron Henzel (Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 1) In a world awash in new religious movements—or what could properly be termed the “repaganization” of the world—Russell D. Moore raises a very important question regarding the future of the Church: …the questions over evangelical identity are not ultimately about turf wars over publishing houses or academic guilds. They are about one … Continue reading

What is THIS doing in an Apologetics Journal?

(Originally printed in the Summer 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 13) by Mike J. Knowles Does any of this sound familiar? Living day to day, minute to minute, wondering if it will ever get any better, wondering if the hurt and despair will ever stop. Not wanting to get out of bed in the morning (afternoon?) because of not wanting to face another day of loneliness and depression. “If anyone really … Continue reading

America At War With Herself

(This originally appeared in the Fall 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal) In the August 9, 2002 on-line edition of World Net Daily, in an article entitled Why are Christians Losing America?, David Kupelian writes:   Most Americans call themselves Christians.   Twice they chose as their supreme leader Bill Clinton – a sexual predator and pathological liar who regarded the “religious right” as enemies and radical homosexuals as friends, and who by any meaningful and historical … Continue reading