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Category Archives: War & Peace

The appeal and problem with pacifism

Pacifism appeals to all who seek to follow Christ. Jesus said turn the other cheek and to treat your enemies the same as you do your friends. Because Jesus followers … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

What if civil war came to Texas?

Imagine Texas finally seceding from the Union as so many have blustered through the years. Lots of planning has occurred, and it takes the United States government a while to … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chaos should not surprise us

Our world seems to be drifting toward chaos. There is violence in our American streets and in our broader world. The killers of innocent people are moving us toward terror. … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Demographic changes may impact war possibilities

There has been much talk recently about the impact of Hispanic and Asian immigration on the outcome of the Nov. 6 election. No matter your politics, there is another interesting … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nobel reminds us of the value of peace

The Nobel Committee has reminded the world again of the importance and fragility of peace. In awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, the committee shocked the … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Of war and beauty and nationalism

People from other cultures sometimes help us see the world more clearly, or at least differently. Robert D. Kaplan, in his book Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

World Baptists come out for peace

The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging its member conventions and unions, churches and Baptist individuals to learn the “ten practices of ‘just peacemaking’” and “to incorporate them … in our … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Give peace a chance — pray

While it’s best to pray every day, here’s another good special prayer emphasis–World Sunday for Peace, May 22. The peace prayer day is in conjunction with the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Not a time to rejoice

David P. Gushee has written a great statement about the death of Osama bin Laden on behalf of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. It’s titled, “Do not … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Going to war on TV

Cameron and I watched the final episode of the HBO World War II series “Pacific” last night. I still have a lot of images from the series flitting around in … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · Leave a comment