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Ep 147: Priorities to Dismantling the State

If you’re not a button pusher (to end the state tomorrow), then what smaller “buttons” would you push, and in …

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Christian Worldview

The Schizophrenia and Healing of the American Church

The saddest part of Christian leadership in America is its schizophrenic attitude towards war perpetrated by the state both at …

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Culture

Ep 146: Minarchism, Anarchism, and What is a True Libertarian?

Should anarchists make a minarchist argument to win statists over? Does being a minarchist make you unlibertarian? WHat would disqualify …

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Culture

Ep 145: Loving Enemies in an Age of Violence, with Ron Sider

Did Jesus really say that his followers could never use violence? Are there circumstances whereby a person should reluctantly use …

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Podcast

Ep 144: Postcards from Babylon, with Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd joins us again to discuss the themes in his book, Postcards from Babylon. The American Church is trending …

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Podcast

Ep 143: Love Anyway, with Jeremy Courtney

How do you unmake violence in parts of the world at war? How do you see those in need as …

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Libertarianism

The Frankensteinish Outcome of the Iraq War

America’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 had a Frankensteinish effect. It created a monster.

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War in the forest
Christian Worldview

Should the USA pull out of Syria?

President Trump’s decision to relocate approximately 50 U.S. troops within Syria set off a firestorm of outrage and disbelief. I …

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Christian Worldview

Ep 134: Christian Pacifism Explained, with Ted Grimsrud

Do Christians need to be pacifists? What would that even mean or look like? Is it wrong to use a …

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Christian Worldview

The Way

One gains a glimpse of the mystery of the number, three; the deity is neither one nor many; its perfection …

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Christian Worldview

We Pray for Peace as we Revel in War

Bloodshed Leads to More Bloodshed Whatever happened to the rifleman? I’ve got a job for the rifleman. He really knew …

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Christian Worldview

Do Not Conform

Our culture is addicted to violence. That includes most Christians. A few months ago, I went to a men’s conference …

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Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another
Christian Worldview

The Persecution of Truth

In 2003, a nation was still reeling from the effects of a deadly terrorist attack that cost thousands of lives. …

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Christian Worldview

Christian Citizenship

I am currently conducting research in the Gospel Advocate, a journal of the Churches of Christ founded in the 1850s, …

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Politics

Is Google Better than the U.S. Military?

“Google should be ashamed,” says Marc Thiessen, the former chief speechwriter for George WMD Bush who is a “is a …

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Book Reviews

Does Religion Cause Violence? (Book Review)

There is no shortage of new books on the relationship between religion/theology and violence. Does Religion Cause Violence? is the second from …

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Politics

Syria: This Is How Domestic Policy Influences Foreign Policy

Legendary foreign correspondent Robert Fisk gave an informed account from the ground on the Syrian (likely non-) gas attack. You …

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Politics

The United States & North Korea: the Formation of a Relationship

Donald Trump has become the first sitting United States President to meet with a North Korean Leader. Depending on who …

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War and Peace

The Tragedy of the Seven Samurai

All artistic masterpieces have something in common, according to René Girard. Akira Kurosawa’s movie Seven Samurai, better known to western …

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War and Peace

Just War? Christian Leaders Must Avoid Becoming Court Prophets

Disappointingly (but not surprisingly), a prominent evangelical leader has once again provided alleged moral justification for war in the Middle …

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Christian Worldview

Google Meets Corinth: Comparing Software That Kills to Meat Sacrificed to Idols

It seems in life, that every blessing eventually turns into a curse. The house you’ve always wanted now requires $20,000 …

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Politics

The Idol of National Security

Exodus 1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to …

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Politics

What You Should Really Know About the Libyan Slave Trade

Christians Serious About Justice Cannot Pretend History Began Yesterday Readers of The Gospel Coalition could hardly be blamed for thinking …

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Politics

Lying Mattis

“I’m the secretary of defense. We defend the country.” ~ Secretary of Defense James Mattis Secretary of Defense James “Mad …

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Politics

Why I’m Triggered by Knee-Jerk Reactions

After a tragic event like the one brought on by a white terrorist in Las Vegas, predicting the ensuing social …

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