Beheadings. Burnings. Mass rape. Torture. Bombings. Indiscriminate killing of civilians. Snuff films that revel in murder. Refugees flee their homes looking for safety anywhere it can be found. French families grieve, and we grieve with them even as we look on and wonder when the next atrocity will happen, and whether it will happen to us. Jesus'… Continue reading Christian Faith and War 10: Can a Christian Love ISIS?
Today is Veteran's Day. Those of you who have stuck with me through this series will notice that I keep returning to the moral experience of soldiers in my discussion of the Christian just war tradition. I fear that a lot of what we Christian ethicists write from our lofty academic perches speaks neither truthfully nor well… Continue reading Christian Faith and War 9: A Different Kind of Soldier