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A Letter from Honiara Beach


Sunday evening, just before sunset; as usual it is still above 30 0 C and quite humid, but there’s still time for a walk before evening meditation and Vespers. 1,253 more words


Peaceful Confrontation

How do you react to adversity? For me, it all depends. I’m a Christian. I like to think of myself as a pacifist. Yeah, I know. 362 more words

Life Lessons

Zero Dark Thirty and the Morality of Never-Ending War

Early on in Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s new film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the audience is confronted with the moral question that will haunt the entire story: what actions are acceptable to take when confronting and enemy that cannot be seen, which hides in shadows, and which is more about ideology than fealty to any nation-state? 1,279 more words


Robert Gates versus Albert Einstein

The soldier-philosopher-flautist Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1712–1786), is remembered, among others things, for saying: “Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.” (He must have regarded the human voice as a musical instrument like the flute.) 403 more words

Government and Christians (5): pacifism and non-participation

On the “Post-restorationist Perspectives” blog, a thoughtful “pacifist” piece appeared recently. The blogger referred to the “less evil democratic political system,” and I smiled sheepishly, knowing that some Christian readers are unable to separate the non-twin notions of Americanistic democracy and God’s will. 892 more words

Amer. Rest. Mvmt. (Stone-Campbell)

How can the left stop the right?

If you’re on the right, you join the war effort.
If you’re on the left, you stay away from it.
So the rightists are shooting, facilitating and encouraging others to fight. 53 more words