September 7, 2020

Nonviolence begets violence

I grew up agnostic and, like the Apostle Paul himself confesses, “a violent person.” Now by violent I don’t mean I was looking for a fight, […]
September 7, 2020

Resist not evil by violence

Non-resistance preserves; resistance destroys. It is much safer to act justly than unjustly; to endure an offense rather than resist it by violence; safer even in […]
April 30, 2020

Violence: A Biblical Theology

Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, vol. 1., ed. Lacoste.   The New Testament shows with the cross of Jesus the paroxysm of violence and of its opposite. […]
April 30, 2020

An Idolatrous Celebration

From The Myth of a Christian Nation. Shortly after the Gulf War in 1992 I happened to visit a July Fourth worship service at a certain […]
April 30, 2020

Competing lords: The Kingdom of America Vs The Kingdom of God

From Domesticated Glory: How the Politics of America Has Tamed God God is not merely an interest of ours, He is Lord of the creation, of […]
October 15, 2019

The Christian and War: A Matter of Personal Conscience

By David R. Plaster Does the requirement of obedience to the government relieve the believer of individual ethical responsibility? The activist view is most likely erroneous. […]