How a military works to rebuild itself, and how to find value in service to an ungrateful nation are evergreen lessons of Atkinson’s novel.
Garrett ExnerMay 29, 2023
Seventy-five years ago, the Samuel Goldwyn masterpiece “The Best Years of Our Lives” premiered to universal critical and popular acclaim. Reviewing the film now, two overarching contrasts between past and present are clear.
Mark R. RoyceApril 28, 2021
Can other churches use hail and farewell events to welcome military families better, educate civilians about military life, and show how servicemembers serve the church?
Mark MeltonAugust 22, 2018
From my perspective the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick production of “The Vietnam War” had but one objective: to reinforce the standard anti-war narrative that the Vietnam War was unwinnable, illegal, immoral, and ineptly conducted by the allies from start to finish.
Lewis SorleyMay 8, 2018
Isolation may be impractical, but its appeal is very understandable. In this article, originally published on June 14, 1943, in Christianity and Crisis, Charles Gilkey presents six influences upon this school of thought, and emphasizes the importance of giving primacy to the opinion of returning veterans in defining future U.S. foreign policy.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMay 4, 2018
President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage can help the nation, and especially the Church, better understand wounded warriors.
Mark MeltonApril 5, 2017
Much has been written on the types of “woundedness” warriors suffer in combat, including physical, mental, emotional, and even moral injury. However, the U.S. has failed to explore a warrior’s spiritual injury in combat and its debilitating, life-long effects (including for a warrior’s family).
Timothy MallardFebruary 13, 2017
It was a day, in the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, when “the pride of our nation” began a battle…
Alan DowdJune 6, 2016
It is not “the military” nor “the government” that will be primarily responsible for the production of knights – of just warriors. Rather, it is, above all, the family, and, secondarily, our places of worship, our schools, our civic institutions – all those relational associations that fill the space between the individual and the state and make up civil society. Impeding this, and lurking in the background of this project, is the civil-military relations of our land.
Marc LiVeccheNovember 11, 2015