Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby advocates for an “extremist” church, confident in its transformative power. Duke University professor Stanley Hauerwas advocates for a pacifist church, bearing witness to nonviolence.
Recently, the legacy of John Howard Yoder has come under scrutiny in light of his prolific sexual misconduct. Mark Tooley argues that these revelations further demonstrate that Yoder twisted his theology to suit his lifestyle.
Against the seemingly gentle assertions of pacifism, those who truly want to love in our world must understand there remains a need of coercion to maintain a minimum of justice and to preserve those innocents whom the unjust would ravage.