Shepherd in Combat Boots: A Conversation With Father Kapaun’s POW Friend

Father Kapaun celebrating Mass on a Jeep

Father Emil Kapaun, U.S. military chaplain during the Korean War, was captured on November 2, 1950.Two days later and twenty miles away, Lieutenant Bill Funchess was captured by the Chinese Communist Forces and taken to a prison camp, where he was thrown into a 9-by-9-foot thatched roof mud shack.  There, lying in the cold on a dirt floor, were eleven seriously wounded enlisted men.Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest, died in that camp; his fellow soldier Bill Funchess, a Methodist, became … [Read more...]

John Piper Reads Pro-Life Poem “The Children”

John Piper reads "The Children"

The Didache is the earliest known Christian document outside the New Testament, and is considered to be among the writings of the Apostolic Fathers.  Most scholars date the Didache to the end of the first century or beginning of the second century after Christ.In the Didache, there is a clear commandment against abortion: “Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten.”  --Didache 2:2On January 22, 2013, the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision wh … [Read more...]