Christian Ethics

What is Christian Realism? - Daniel Strand - Christianity and National Security Conference 2019
What is Christian Realism, beyond Reinhold Niebuhr?

Daniel Strand, a professor of ethics and expert in political theory, spoke about Christian Realism at Providence’s Christianity and National…

On Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Profession of Arms - Chaplain (Colonel) Timothy Mallard
On Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Profession of Arms

Chaplain (Colonel) Timothy Mallard, command chaplain of US Army Europe, spoke about Dietrich Bonhoeffer during Providence’s Christianity and National Security…

Let Us Start Building! A Sermon in Memory of Al McDonald
Let Us Start Building! A Sermon in Memory of Al McDonald

Last week at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, Reverend N.T. Wright gave an obituary sermon that captures Al McDonald’s tremendous spirit. Because Al’s life and vision parallel Providence’s aim to prove the power of the Hebraic tradition to explain reality and promote human flourishing in every sphere of life, both private and public, it is fitting to share Wright’s wonderful essay with you.

How Practicing Christians Can Serve in US Intelligence
How Practicing Christians Can Serve in US Intelligence

Nicholas Dujmovic, who directs the Catholic University of America’s program in intelligence and served at the Central Intelligence Agency for…

Reformed Theology and the State - John Scott Redd Jr
Reformed Theology and the State

John Scott Redd Jr., president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary near Washington, DC, spoke about…

Christian Realism: An Introduction
Christian Realism: An Introduction

The realism in Christian Realism lies in the tension between the redemption and hope that the Gospel brings for a world ensnared in sin and cynicism, and the reality that sin and its effects are still pervasive and will continue to cripple and limit the possibilities for justice this side of paradise.

“Never Again” Are Fighting Words
“Never Again” Are Fighting Words

What will be lost to many—including too many Christians—is the fact that this pledge of “never again” is, if it is to mean anything at all, a promise to fight if, in the last resort and with the aim of peace, nothing else will protect the innocent, requite an injustice, or punish evil.

On Killing Human Monsters - Auschwitz-Birkenau - Holocaust
On Killing Human Monsters

How should Christians respond to the killing of someone so monstrous that their death seems to be a net gain for the world, a victory for the goods of justice, order, and peace?

If Only America Could Choose Peace with Iran
If Only America Could Choose Peace with Iran

The debate in America about Iran is not about war vs. peace. That is not the debate because that is not the choice.