Early Christians and military service

Once I happened to sit down at a college cafeteria near two other faculty members.  The college was a secular one, and these particular faculty members were rather difficult people.   1,628 more words

Peacemaking & Nonviolence

UNDER THE HEADING, "WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?": Army puts Muslim Chaplain in Charge of the Spiritual Needs of 14,000 Mostly Christian Soldiers

Authored By Onan Coca March 2, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/army-puts-muslim-chaplain-charge-spiritual-needs-14000-mostly-christian-soldiers/

In one of the most head-scratching turn of events in recent military history, the Army has decided that the man most capable of handling the spiritual needs of 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers is… 745 more words


Strong In The Lord's Power: Part III - War

Ephesians 6: 11-12 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle (struggle) against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, agasint the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” 681 more words

Bible Studies

Q&R- PTS & Spirituality

I recently got a question by email from an online friend and fellow academic. I wanted to post it for a couple reasons; 1) It’s a great question, and 2) he drops the D from “PTSD.” 579 more words


Christian Soldiers--Check Your Equipment!

Chuck Swindoll once gave a sermon, on the radio, that I’ve never forgotten.

As an ex-Marine, he explained how important it is for a soldier to check and recheck his equipment before he goes on duty. 282 more words


Martinian Difference: Fight or Serve

In my last post on the subject, I described the error in conflating the Question of Killing with the Question of Military Service. This mix up isn’t just a product of modern war, either, the Church has been trying to figure it out for some time. 745 more words


The Question of Killing(?)

Although I have two masters degrees in theology, I did not initially encounter the Question of Killing in the abstractions which are typical of formal theological education. 914 more words