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A Call to Prayer

A Call to Prayer

A significant transformation is taking place in the United States at the moment. The inauguration of a new President is scheduled to take place in less than a week. The individual taking office, and those whom he has chosen to serve in his administration, have made...

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Hardworking Americans tend to focus on faith, family, friends, and making financial ends meet. It’s likely that living out traditional values has always been more of a focus than politics for most. Since its founding, there’s been a sense that the majority of...

Hope and Encouragement

Hope and Encouragement

These are difficult days. There’s a growing sense among many Christ followers that good things are slipping away, and that unwelcome changes are coming at what seems like an unprecedented pace. Even among some who don’t yet know the Lord there seems to be a growing...

Active Shooters or Shots Fired

Active Shooters or Shots Fired

As protests and riots continue, and as calls to defund law enforcement agencies are foolishly implemented, there’s little doubt that violent crime will increase in the United States. This will likely include many more shooting incidents in 2021 and beyond. Active...

Spiritual Complacency

Spiritual Complacency

In the Panoplia.org Soft Skills and Tactics (SST) online course we address the concept of complacency. In the topic on Risk and Contingency (SST 01.01.04) we share an account of an individual who learned a horrible lesson about complacency in terms of security. While...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We hope and trust that you will enjoy a wonderful holiday season together with those you love. We look forward to resuming our normal posting schedule on January 2, 2021. When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me...

Cultural Insights

Cultural Insights

Both my undergraduate and graduate studies were in the field of cultural anthropology. One of the greatest gifts of this training is the ability to perceive the world through the eyes of those who live in very different contexts than one’s own. Twenty-five years after...

Direction, Devotion, and Destination

Direction, Devotion, and Destination

In our security article this past Tuesday we mentioned how I and a small group of colleagues got lost while trekking in Southeast Asia. We had excellent navigation equipment. In fact, we were actually testing a new land navigation tool during that trip. This was...

Tried and Tested Footwear

Tried and Tested Footwear

Tried and Tested Footwear There’s no question that we’re spoiled in the United States when it comes to firearms. We have so many choices and options that over the years shooters have settled down into camps of allegiance. It’s fun to see those who prefer one...

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