Articles

September 6, 2019

Biblical Realism in Relation to Israel

by Bill Wachtel In so-called “replacement theology,” which is very widespread, literal, ethnic, national Israel is no longer in view as God’s covenant people, but rather […]
June 28, 2019

Violence and Nationalism

Exerts from Violence: Reflections from a Christian Perspective by Jacques Ellul Violence seems to be the great temptation in the church and among Christians today. Thirty years […]
June 27, 2019

Why Does the NT Not Denounce Military Service?

From the book: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross by Greg Boyd. The Allegation The […]
June 27, 2019

Why Did Jesus Tell Disciples to Arm Themselves?

From the book: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross by Greg Boyd. Another frequently cited […]
May 27, 2019

Who Would Jesus Kill?

War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition by Mark Allman The question of whether Jesus was divine wasn’t settled until 325; the debate over the doctrine of […]
May 27, 2019

Obeying Jesus at the Most Fundamental Level

A simple thesis: ‘Jesus practiced nonviolent enemy-love to his own death and Matthew presents this teaching as a commandment to be obeyed by his disciples.’ Mt […]