Hero of War: “Rise Against” Violence or Lose Your Humanity

Many of us dream of becoming a hero. To be the one who saves the day. To know what it is to find victory for the sake of the distressed. This quest leads people in all sorts of interesting directions. As a husband, I want to be the man who rescues my wife. I want [Read More...]

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down While You’re Still… P.O.’d! (Get Out Your “Damn It Doll”)

  This past weekend, I had a moment where I got P.O.’d.  If you’re human, you can probably relate.  It was over something that wasn’t even a big deal, yet my blood started boiling and I felt like hitting a wall.  But then I realized that such an action would let anger win.  So I [Read More...]

Osama bin Laden, God the Violent Warrior, and Loving Our Enemies

  Jesus’ teachings are hard, especially this one: “Love your enemies.” Because this command of Christ feels defiant to logic and experience, many jump backwards to the Hebrew Scriptures.  Rightfully so… well, at least to some degree. God as a conquering warrior is a primary image in the Old Testament.  CONFESSION: Many Christians, especially those [Read More...]

N.T. Wright Rightly Reflects on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

N.T. Wright comments below on the recent situation with Osama bin Laden in light of the Myth of Redemptive Violence.  I think we Americans need to listen to relevant evangelical Christian voices from across the pond.  Also check out these other posts on the situation with Osama bin Laden: “Mourning the death of Osama bin [Read More...]


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