Book Review | The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks

Rumor has it that Utah Superintendent Brad Smith had recommended to his staff at the Utah Office of Education Thomas E. Ricks’ The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today. I had no idea if it was true, or why, but with Smith’s reputation for a disruptive leader and the apparent waves he was making to Utah education, I decided it was worth picking up the book to see if it shed any light on his philosophy. I’m glad I did. After finishing it in late August, I find myself recommending Thomas Ricks’…

Government and traditional marriage

Dieter Boenhoffer is a personal hero of mine. He was a Lutheran minister in Germany at the time of the Nazi takeover in Germany.  Most churches submitted to the will of the Nazi Government by preventing Jews from worshiping in their congregations, recognizing the government as having supreme control over religion and looking the other way when government began mass extermination of those the government felt were undesirable. Rather than consent to the will of the German government, Boenhoffer (along with other ministers) formed the Confessing Church.  This led Boenhoffer…