Tag: violence

Culture

Stones Cry Out: How Jesus Ends the State

This guest post is from Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference speaker David Gornoski, and originally appeared on FEE.org. Warning: The …

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Christian Worldview

Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd

If black lives matter to you, you wouldn’t use violence to punish nonviolent behaviors. As the late Philando Castile’s mother …

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Book Reviews

The Moral Bankruptcy of Just War Theory

Review of Robert Emmet Meagher, Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War (Cascade Books, 2014), xxi + 161 pgs, …

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Libertarianism

Reader questions on war, violence, and overturning tables

I always enjoy getting interesting questions from readers via our Contact Page, and when I’m really on top of things …

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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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Book Reviews

A Farewell to Mars

I cannot overstate my excitement to promote Brian Zahnd’s latest book, A Farewell to Mars. I am passionate about the message …

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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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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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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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News

U.S. Attack on Syria Would Be a Criminal Act

The Catholic Patriarch of Syria has recently stated that a United States attack on Syria would be a “criminal act,” …

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News

Would a war with Syria be just?

Just war theory is not perfect, but insofar as it can be used as a “bludgeon” against war I am …

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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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Theology

Legitimate Murder?

Is killing another human being ever justifiable? Is committing acts of violence ever permissible? Is murder ever legitimate? In an …

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Theology

Theological Schizophrenia

It is bad enough that Republican warmongers like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Allan West are whining about …

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History

Cursed Be Unconditional Obedience

“Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental …

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Theology

Just war or pacifism? Neither?

For the time being, I’m going to be continuing “Q&A Week” until I have caught up with all of the …

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Libertarianism

Christianity, War, and Ron Paul

This talk was given on August 20 at the Florida Liberty Summit 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Thank you Campaign for …

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History

Nuke ‘em and God Will Bless You

“My God, what have we done?” — Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay Americans love anniversaries, and especially of …

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War and Peace

The Warmonger’s Lexicon

Defenders of U.S. wars and military interventions look like the majority of Americans. They also dress like them, eat like …

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President's Blog

How to have an ethical war

Thanks, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, for this enlightening comic. Down with war!

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Christian Worldview

Signs of the Times

The Sunday before Memorial Day is not one of my favorites. The “patriotic” things that go on in churches in …

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Christian Worldview

The Criminality of War

Even without the WikiLeaks revelations that U.S. helicopter pilots gunned down twelve Iraqi civilians, that U.S. soldiers ignored brutal torture …

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Christian Worldview

Can a Christian Kill for His Government?

This is a serious and controversial question to ask anytime, but especially in the midst of a war. But that …

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Theology

Some Thoughts on Violence

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article, slightly …

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Media

Another war?

Jon Stewart tells it like it is. Pardon the colorful language (it is bleeped out), but this is great.

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War and Peace

What If Iraq Had Weapons of Mass Destruction?

It Was All a Lie… The recent revelation that the man most responsible for the myth that Iraq had weapons …

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Culture

Jesus and Soldiers

My good friend Stephan Kinsella, who is not a Christian, recently attended an event with great relevance to our time …

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Theology

Theonomy, theology, and voting

Did this post title turn your head? Did you wonder what this would be about? Me too. Actually, I have …

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Christian Worldview

UT-Austin Shooting & the “More Guns, Less Crime” Event

On the morning of Tuesday, September 28, the University of Texas community was alerted to the terrifying situation of a gunman on campus. Students, staff, and faculty were told via text messages, emails, sirens, and various forms of social media to shelter in place and await evacuation.

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Theology

How to Promote Peace in Your Church

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it is for a good reason. I’ve been carefully writing this article …

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