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When Horror Took a Holiday: Remembering the 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce

This Christmas Eve marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce, when French, British, Scottish, and German soldiers unexpectedly laid …

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Christian Worldview

Militarism in American Churches

Since the United States launched the unnecessary, immoral, unjust, and senseless war in Iraq in 2003, the Christian blasphemy occurring …

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History

The Great and (Un)Holy War

One would think that if there is any group of people that would be opposed to war it would be Christians. After all, they claim to worship the Prince of Peace. But such is not the case now, and such was not the case 100 years ago during the Great War that we now call World War I.

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History

Nuclear Christians

In a recent article of mine about Christians apologists for the state, its military, and its wars, I mentioned, for …

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History

Invading Iraq was wrong, and it’s wrong to do it again

This guest post is by Jeremy Mack of The Evangelical Libertarian. For guest post opportunities, please see the Contact page. …

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War and Peace

Kevin Vallier on Christian Pacifism and Libertarianism

I have often wondered why my liberal or progressive Christian friends who are also pacifists give nearly zero credibility to libertarianism, even though …

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Theology

Militarism and Easter

On this Good Friday, Christians are focused on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a propitiation for the sins of …

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Book Reviews

The Antidote to Military Exceptionalism

This talk was given at the Authors Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute. I …

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Theology

Pray for Our Troops

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (1 …

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Politics

Dismantling the American Empire

The WikiLeaks revelations have shined a light on the dark nature of U.S. foreign policy, including, as Eric Margolis recently …

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History

War, Empire, and the Military

Introduction to Laurence M. Vance, War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy …

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Libertarianism

You Can’t Have a War Without Soldiers

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound …

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Libertarianism

The Cult of the Uniform

There are a number of distinctly American symbols that evoke feelings of pride, nationalism, and patriotism. There is the Constitution. …

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History

Erasmus on the Just War

“The most just of wars brings with it a train of evils—if indeed any war can really be called just.” …

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History

Erasmus on Soldiers

“Who could possibly tell how many hardships these idiots of soldiers put up with in their camps? And they deserve …

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History

Erasmus on the Evils of War

“Since we see that there is hardly ever any respite from wars, which normally arise from the ambition or anger …

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Christian Worldview

Are Christian Libertarians also Pacifists?

I have been called many things since I began writing in 2003 about the immoral, unjust invasions of Iraq and …

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Libertarianism

Pulling Down Strongholds

I have a confession to make. I have been accused of writing with an agenda. I hereby plead guilty. For …

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Politics

Is Obama gutting the military?

I am not a fan of Barack Obama. But since there are a lot of things that could be said …

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Theology

Follies of Christian Militarism

Introduction to War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism by Laurence Vance (Vance Publications, 2013), …

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Culture

You might be guilty of military idolatry if…

This past Memorial Day brought forth the usual military idolatry. What makes it worse, though, is that this military idolatry …

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Theology

Shall We Smite With the Sword?

Philip Mauro (1859-1952) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated at Columbian University in the nation’s capital, now known …

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War and Peace

The Iraq War is a War on Christians

Almost two years ago, I reported that there are no more churches in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. …

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War and Peace

Is it Okay to Kill?

Is it okay to kill? I don’t mean a bug in your house, a snake in your garage, or a …

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History

Alexander Campbell, Tolbert Fanning, David Lipscomb: A Nineteenth-Century Anti-War Triumvirate

A shorter version of this essay was presented at the 2013 Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute. Alexander …

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