Good Samaritan

What Power Still Gets Wrong on Humanitarian Intervention: A Book Review of Samantha Power’s The Education of An Idealist
What Power Still Gets Wrong on Humanitarian Intervention: A Review of Samantha Power’s The Education of An Idealist

In “The Education of an Idealist,” Samantha Power comes across as a compassionate person with generous impulses. These attributes cannot by themselves determine policy on the question of humanitarian interventions.

Christian Activism and Reform in the Age of Black Lives Matter
Christian Activism and Reform in the Age of Black Lives Matter

In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the deaths of so many others, a Christian response to injustice means that if black lives matter to Jesus, then black lives must matter to those who claim to be his followers.

Xi’s Regime Recasts Itself as the Good Samaritan
Xi’s Regime Recasts China as the Good Samaritan during Pandemic

Beijing’s public relations push is deflecting attention from its criminal malfeasance in response to COVID-19, airbrushing history and recasting the People’s Republic of China as a global Good Samaritan

“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.

Theology and Border Walls
Theology and Border Walls

While the just war tradition has typically focused on international conflict, just war logic has rarely been used to analyze the ethics of border security and border walls. This failure is to our detriment.

Foreign Aid: A Confluence of Interests and Ideals
Foreign Aid: A Confluence of Interests and Ideals

Helping nations in need often serves America’s most important interests while burnishing America’s highest ideals.

Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil: Is Xenophobia Replacing Kindness?
Venezuelan Refugees in Brazil: Is Xenophobia Replacing Kindness?

Many Venezuelan refugees have settled in the Brazilian state Roraima. While the government has been supportive of the refugees, xenophobic incidents have occurred in recent weeks. As Brazil’s general elections are less than a month away, the question of what to do with these “others” has also become an electoral tool.

The Latin American Good Samaritan and the Venezuelan Exodus - Venezuela Refugee
The Latin American Good Samaritan and the Venezuelan Exodus

An estimated 10 percent of Venezuela’s population has fled the country, putting stress on other governments in Latin America since these nations still have their own challenges.

Battle Hymn of Responsibility
Battle Hymn of Responsibility

Christian clergymen of today typically prefer to disparage power and prestige as demonic ensnarements that Jesus shunned when offered. But Jesus exemplifies not the rejection of power per se but rather a godly deployment of it.