The Imperial Guard and Roman-era military/civil service roles

This post is an appendix to this one in which I discussed military roles for Christians in the Roman era.  Two side questions arose, and I decided to post separately this material about the "Praetorian Guard" in Philippians and some important historical information on military roles. Imperial (Praetorian) Guard The term "Praetorian Guard" in Philippians 1:13 … Continue reading The Imperial Guard and Roman-era military/civil service roles

Early Christians and military service

Once I happened to sit down at a college cafeteria near two other faculty members.  The college was a secular one, and these particular faculty members were rather difficult people.  One of them (an English teacher who had, incidentally, told one of my good students she was too stupid to learn), remarked that she supported the other one's … Continue reading Early Christians and military service