Pacifism

“Peacemaking” and Public Policy: A Recipe for Disaster | Review of Hosler’s Hauerwas the Peacemaker?
“Peacemaking” and Public Policy: A Recipe for Disaster | Review of Hosler’s Hauerwas the Peacemaker?

In this volume, Nathan Scot Hosler looks to Stanley Hauerwas, one of the most outspoken pacifist theologians of our time, as inspiration for contemporary “peacemaking” and “peacebuilding” efforts.

The Bible is Not Enough: Evangelical Thinking about Nuclear Weapons is Confused
The Bible is Not Enough: Evangelical Thinking about Nuclear Weapons is Confused

What does the Bible teach us about nuclear weapons treaties? Nothing. That’s right. Nothing. If one scours their Bibles, they will find not one single passage that tells us what God thinks about nuclear non-proliferation treaties.

Ten Theses on Christian Realism: A Reply to Scott McKnight
Ten Theses on Christian Realism: A Reply to Scot McKnight

Scott McKnight recently posted a blog on Christian realism quoting long sections from Lee Camp’s new manifesto Scandalous Witness. Daniel Strand responds.

Reinhold Niebuhr and the Second World War

Beginning in 1940, Reinhold Niebuhr made the case for a sober, realistic, and morally grounded US involvement overseas, out of the central admission that whatever America’s own faults, a punctilious detachment from world affairs might very well result in the triumph of greater imbalances and injustices

Christian Influence on US Foreign Policy

Formal religious adherence is declining, but America’s longtime religious self-identity as a lodestar of democratic responsibility in the world continues unabashed.

“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.

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.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
A Terror to Bad Conduct: Christian Statecraft and the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

For his countless acts of callousness and injustice, Baghdadi deserved to die, and I can be thankful that the world is spared from his terror without sacrificing my Christianity to say as much.

Rejoicing & Baghdadi’s Death

Several Christian pacifists have warned against celebrating the death of ISIS terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who blew up himself…