The Constantinian Problem and Opportunity

Yesterday I read a quote by John Howard Yoder, that prior to the conversion of Constantine and the Roman Empire, “it took great conviction to stand for Christ. After Constantine (A.D. 272-337), it took great courage and conviction to not stand for Christ.” The Church grew rapidly from the resurrection to Constantine but when Christianity … More The Constantinian Problem and Opportunity

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Days Without Grace

She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace

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Giving Leaders Authority

The following insight comes from a Quora question. The specific question was Why was the German military so successful during early-WWII? A questioner was interested in finding out why the hideous Nazi scourge was so successful militarily at the beginning of World War II.  Eduardo J. Belgrano, Polymath, Economics, Business, Military History, Quantitative Risk Analysis gave … More Giving Leaders Authority

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Bigot in Chief!

I actually posted a shorter version of this post on a Facebook discussion on my daughter’s page. She had quoted one of the Schonleber Family Slogans, namely, “It is always right to do the right thing.” It was great to see that one of the slogans she learned in childhood still guides her thoughts today. … More Bigot in Chief!

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My Parents are Gone

There is so much I wish . . . I have a picture of mom and dad from the weekend in June when I had the privilege of “officiating” at the renewing of their marriage vows on their 50th anniversary. Two months later Dad entered eternity. And five years later, mom joined him. In the … More My Parents are Gone

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