Tag: war

“War is the health of the state,” says Randolph Bourne.

Christians should be against war in all but the rarest of circumstances (even then we should double-check!).

“War is the health of the state,” says Randolph Bourne.

Christians should be against war in all but the rarest of circumstances (even then we should double-check!).
Culture

The Haunting of Christ in the Holy Land

The Israel-Palestine vortex of human suffering that has flooded eyes on social media over the last weeks has been stupefying. …

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Libertarianism

The American Sacrament that Denies Allegiance to Christ

There’s an antebellum African-American spiritual song called “Down by the Riverside.” The song reflects upon being baptized and what it …

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President's Blog

Fear the President, or Fear the Lord?

Today we look at a Christian Post “Voices” article from March 2022, following Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, titled “Fearing the Lord and fearing America’s president.” This author essentially wants to criticize President Biden for being a weak president, in particular citing the Ukraine response and withdrawal from Afghanistan as demonstrative of such. 

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War in the forest
War and Peace

Stop the Yemen War!

In lieu of our normal Weekend Insights post, I want to highlight an important opportunity in the United States happening …

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Christian Worldview

God and War in Ukraine

Truth is the first casualty of war. The current war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine is not an exception. …

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Libertarianism

Swords into Plowshares: What WWI and Nagasaki Should Remind Us About Christmas

Comparing Nagasaki to the Christmas Truce of WWI When the Jewish prophet Isaiah wrote of the coming Messiah, he presented …

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Christian Worldview

Simple Arguments Against the Iraq War

On the eve of the exit of President Bush, it seems appropriate to review what will most likely be the …

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News

Weekend Insights – Horton vs. Kristol

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Book Reviews

When Christians Sold Out to the State En Masse

Review of Gordon L. Heath, ed., American Churches and the First World War (Pickwick Publications, 2016), x + 213 pgs., …

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History

The Deadly Cost of Interventionism

For many years, Christians all across America have sincerely believed that the Federal Government and the military need to “promote freedom” through active aggression against other nations – this is the philosophy of “interventionism.”

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Christian Worldview

“The Son Of Man Is Not Come To Destroy Men’s Lives, But To Save Them”

This guest post comes to us from Greg Cheney. Greg lives in Alaska with his wife, Kari, and their twelve …

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Christian Worldview

Can Christians Serve Two Masters?

“No man can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). The fine print at the bottom of the website where I signed …

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War and Peace

The Things That Make For Peace

I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war. – Psalm 120:7 As he approached …

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News

Israel and Palestine – Economic and Christian Reflections

This guest post was written by Dawson Kiser. Dawson is a writer from Chicago Illinois. He recently graduated from Grove …

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Theology

My Christian Brothers…

This is a guest post by Jim Fedako. He is a homeschooling father of six who lives in Lewis Center, …

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President's Blog

Weekend Insights – Let’s Leave Afghanistan!

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew 5:17 puts it, one way he “fulfilled” the Old Testament law and prophets — was by reorganizing God’s followers from a nation into a church. He denationalized them, transforming them from a typical earthly kingdom into the transnational, interethnic, nongovernmental, nonviolent, geographically dispersed organization we call the universal church. For these reasons, Jesus was an anti-nationalist which makes Christian Nationalism antithetical to the Christian faith.
Christian Worldview

Jesus was an Anti-Nationalist

One of the more overlooked ways in which Jesus brought God’s ethical ideal into full bloom — or as Matthew …

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Christian Worldview

Violence Will Not Save Us

As I have previously written, the early Christian virtue of patience (and therefore non-violence) and the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle are …

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War in the forest
War and Peace

3 Reasons Christians Can Be Anti-War

This piece came to me last week indirectly from Scott Horton, host of the AntiWar.com podcast and now the Scott …

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Christian Worldview

The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Response to Tim Challies

Tim Challies is a reformed pastor and longtime blogger based in Canada. He recently published an article lamenting the quarantine …

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War and Peace

Can a Christian Join the Military?

This guest post is by Steve Wilder. Steve is an electrical engineer and homeschooling father of four. There are three …

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Christian Worldview

Should Christians Honor Veterans?

The following is adapted from our forthcoming book, 100 Answers to Tough Questions for Libertarian Christians.  To be informed when we …

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War in the forest
Libertarianism

Church Support for War Created Social Justice Rage

Rene Girard: “’Saul, why do you persecute me?’ (Acts 22.7). This is the fundamental question. Christian conversion is our discovery that we are persecutors without knowing it. All participation in the scapegoat phenomenon is the same sin of the persecution of Christ. And all human beings commit this sin.”

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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

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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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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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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