Ecumenism and Christianity Today

Ecumenism and Christianity Today

Christians confess a belief in one Church in the Nicene Creed. By this, it is believed that Christ founded a single, visible, historical community that is his Church, and he fervently prayed that the Church be one (John 17). If this is the case, why are there many different Christian churches, with a trend towards greater and […]

Judas Maccabeus and the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman means a great deal to me. As an actor, he was one of the finest of his generation, and set a new bar for the acting profession. He worked with some of the greatest directors the industry has ever produced (including many of my personal favorites). And yet, he was a troubled person. […]

60 Minutes: The Coptic Christians of Egypt

The Coptic Christians of Egypt

Turmoil in Egypt has led to one of the worst persecutions of the country’s Coptic Christians in their nearly 2,000-year history CBS News — Think of Egypt and the first thing that comes to mind is not Christianity. But Egypt is home to the Copts, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, with roots dating […]

The Death of Democracy in the Death of Syria

The Death of Democracy in the Death of Syria

As the western war machine ramps up for a Syrian assault, one can’t help but wonder if the myth of democracy or a constitutional republic is finally dead in the American consciousness? When the United States led a coalition assault on the nation of Iraq in 2003, it was perhaps one of the most popularly-supported […]