An Anthem for Nonviolence: "White Flag Warrior" by Flobots

One of my favorite bands is the Flobots.  They speak from a progressive Christian perspective on issues of politics and justice.  While I do not agree with them all of the time, the overall theme of their music is one I resonate deeply with.  The following song, which features Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), is called [Read More...]

Welcome to Visitors from Sojouners blog!

If you are new to this site, I want to personally welcome you here!  Thanks for reading my article at Sojourners, and I hope that you will enjoy other things that have been written here. For those who are regulars, feel free to check out my article called: “Why Christianity and July 4th are Incompatable” [Read More...]

Quotes to Ponder: Early Church on Empire and Violence

Since I have been on the topic of empire/nationalism/violence/military lately, I thought I’d throw out some quotes,  from the period between the Apostles and Constantine, that have challenged me.  It is historically undeniable that the early church of the first three centuries was against employing violence in any situation.  Something that is frustrating at times [Read More...]

Dear Reader… "Wrestling" With Nonviolence

Dear Reader, There is an area of theology that I have wrestled with in new ways for the past four years or so: war and peace.  I have a friend who pushed back on areas of nationalism and just-war theory for quite some time, and it seems that we have found consensus in the last [Read More...]


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