National Security and the North Korean Crisis

  Several friends and associates have contacted me in recent days, asking about the emerging crisis with North Korea, and the implications for national security. I thought I’d pass along some of the things that I’ve told them, plus a … Continue reading

A Consumer’s Guide to the Apocalypse

By Sheldon Recent news stories about how some evangelical Christians have embraced Donald Trump note that this acceptance is not just the latest example of politics making for strange bedfellows. There is, apparently, a strong sense that The Donald holds … Continue reading

Why Accepting Refugees is Crucial to National Security

By Sheldon When Trump released his ill-conceived and poorly-executed immigration order that stopped the flow of refugees from seven Muslim countries, he justified the action based on “national security,” claiming that it would keep out the “bad people” who were … Continue reading

The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Sheldon Greaves Many years ago PBS ran a wonderful Christmas special called “Simple Gifts” featuring a series of animated short segments based on several Christmas stories. They were all thoughtful, sometimes provocative, and emotionally rich. One of the segments … Continue reading