Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

A Heart of Wisdom and White Sulphur Springs

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The sun was setting behind Hezekiah Ridge, the peak of a small mountain on Victory Trail winding through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny country. I stood at the top looking down on the 1,000 acres of land surrounding the Heritage House at White Sulphur Springs thinking about a heart of wisdom. Porcupine Shale formations covered with green moss and […]

The Difficult Truth Series: People Don’t Change

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“People don’t change.” I hear that every so often, usually after someone’s feelings have been hurt. Sometimes I lean toward disagreement. “No,” I will say “people can change.” And off we go.

The Ballad of Betty and Chesty

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For Marines, the Crucible is both a test and a way of life. This test of courage and strength begins at basic training, extends into combat, and often continues after their service is complete. This ballad describes one small part of the Crucible and is dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces […]

A Paratrooper’s Faith and a Legacy of Love

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Green Light On June 5th, 1944, high above a war raging in Europe, a paratrooper’s faith helped calm a 20-year-old soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division. The vibration of the military transport plane might have put George to sleep if not for the peril he was about to face. He was about to jump under cover […]

Why Antithesists Should Be Digging Jesus’s Bones

Everybody has a stumbling block when it comes to accepting the truth about Jesus Christ. After Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, he was charged with spreading the good news of the resurrected Christ to first the Jews, and then the Gentiles. The Jewish leaders of the day had been following the road to […]

The Croods: Before There Was Fire, Living in a World of Darkness

If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve seen The Croods.  The Croods follows a prehistoric family who live in a world of darkness and fear.  During the course of the movie, the Croods “. . . embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is […]

A History of Thanksgiving in the New Testament

Thanksgiving is upon us.  It is a time to understand the history of Thanksgiving and express our gratitude for all we have been given. It’s a time to be thankful not only for things, but for circumstances. This post will look at the history of thanksgiving in the Pauline Epistles.  We are far removed from […]

Endowed by Their Creator: Military Prayers from America’s Leaders

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First Principles Press has released book chronicling the history of prayer in America’s military establishment.  “Endowed by Their Creator”: A Collection of Historic American Military Prayers 1774-Present is a must-read for service members seeking to understand the history and role of prayer in the military.   Since the founding of our country, our presidents and […]

Just War Theory and Evangelism Part 2: Jus in Bello

  This week we continue our 5-part series on just war theory and evangelism by looking at jus in bello, or the “rightness of the conduct of war.” Have you ever felt like a failure after sharing your faith?  Have you felt like you were barking up the wrong tree or going down the wrong path? There […]