Ministering in the Midst of Hell: The Chaplains at Pearl Harbor

In the 110 minutes of the attack on Pearl Harbor, our forces suffered 2,403 killed in action, 1,178 wounded in action, 640 that were never accounted for; plus, 188 planes lost, 158 damaged, and every battleship of the Pacific Fleet, eight, crippled or sunk, plus other ships.  Roosevelt, who was never at a loss for … Continue reading Ministering in the Midst of Hell: The Chaplains at Pearl Harbor

The Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1863.

On October 3rd 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation which would set the last Thursday of every November as an official holiday of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. … Continue reading The Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1863.

Defending Justification by Faith: A Critique of New Perspectivism.

The New Perspective of Paul popularized by E.P. Sanders and even more notably N.T. Wright claims that in light of the discovery of literature written during the period of 2nd Temple Judaism, it has become clear that Luther and the Reformers were wrong in their interpretation of Paul’s teaching on the doctrine of justification. My … Continue reading Defending Justification by Faith: A Critique of New Perspectivism.

The Reformation and Its Five Solas

  The Protestant Reformation was a widespread theological revolt in Europe against the abuses and totalitarian control of the Roman Catholic Church. Reformers such as Martin Luther in Germany, Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, and John Calvin in France protested various unbiblical practices of the Catholic Church and promoted a return to sound biblical doctrine. The … Continue reading The Reformation and Its Five Solas

Roger Williams and the Establishment of Religious Liberty

With the dawn of the Reformation, religious persecution did not come to any immediate end. Though most of the reformers ushered in a period of excellent theology, many of the cities in which these major reformers taught would maintain a state church, and as such make their religious convictions also legal dogmas which often would … Continue reading Roger Williams and the Establishment of Religious Liberty