If Jesus is a pansy, I want to be one too – Reflections on Christlikeness

Recently a pastor wrote an article about why God is not a pacifist. Not only so, he argued that Jesus (the “God-human”) is also not a pacifist and never taught such. He went on to claim that Jesus wasn’t a “pansy,”[1] as though being a pacifist equates one to this derogatory title. [Note: I, personally [Read More...]

When “Top Gun” becomes a pacifist

In 1986 when I was a senior in high school, a new movie was released all across movie theaters of America. This film portrayed a life that became the envy of just about every young man. It involved cool motorcycles, hot babes, and fast jets. If you haven’t already guessed, the movie was “Top Gun” [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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