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June 18, 2015
Pacifism claims that war is morally evil and therefore the presence of warfighters in the church is an anomaly. Against this, an understanding of just war grounded in Christian love renders warfighting a Christian vocation.
May 13, 2015
In her excellent biography of Ronald Reagan, Peggy Noonan relates an episode involving a little boy, the son of a Reagan staffer, who was running through the White House hallways with a plastic sword….
June 13, 2014
Enthralling stories instilling national pride. Practical advice on reaching across the aisle (despite their lack of authority to take further action). Entertaining interactions with fellow panelists and the audience. Even most of the audience members seemed to have their questions answered. Except me.
May 26, 2014
Tony Campolo’s RedLetter Christians site carries for Memorial Day its requisite anti-American blog, warning Christians not to honor the war dead with too much reverence, since they were victims of “war profits” and killed…
April 4, 2014
The tone for this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days, the annual gathering of liberal Christian activists in the Washington, D.C. area, was set fairly early on. As I detailed previously, the theme of this year’s…
March 28, 2014
There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by…
August 16, 2013
In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone warfare for failing to “conform to Just War theory as developed over centuries of conventional wars.”
Earlier this year, Baptist ethicist David Gushee, in his piece for On Faith, opined against drones as exemplifying a “disturbing combination of American arrogance and self-righteousness.”
July 16, 2013
A study process under way in the Presbyterian Church (USA) asks church members to “[s]eek clarity as to God’s call to the church to embrace nonviolence as its fundamental response to the challenges of violence, terror, and war.”