Hold Fast the Faithful Word: Studies in Titus

"Holding fast the faithful word" is an exhortation we don't hear much in Christendom anymore. Popular culture has more effect on society's view of Christianity than the Bible does. But the Word of God is the Christian's plumb-line, the carpenter's square, the point of reference to measure and evaluate our lives and our world. Without … Continue reading Hold Fast the Faithful Word: Studies in Titus

Arming Teachers: LIVE for the Students

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission studying the high school mass shooting has offered a suggestion: allow teachers to be armed. The usual opposition to such a measure was swift, namely that teachers are hired to “educate,” not “be law enforcement officers.” This discussion needs some clarity. Let me lay out some … Continue reading Arming Teachers: LIVE for the Students

Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

The terrorist attacks perpetrated against the United States on 9/11 sent shock-waves through America’s communities. The threats to our way of life were no longer from abroad; they were right here among us. Those who sought to do us harm lived right next door, not in caves in faraway lands. Consequently, the criminal justice community … Continue reading Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard

Introduction Police officers lie; that is an established fact. However, it is important to establish when an officer who lies has damaged his credibility and when he is doing his job. The context of the “fibbing” will guide whether a police organization will sanction the officer involved or commend his resourcefulness. Lying can be “good … Continue reading Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard