Is our culture so bent on manufactured entertainment that we refuse to effectively care even as it destroys us?
Ah, Thanksgivukah. A time for peace, for feasting, for community. The kind of “community” below has received quite a bit of attention this holiday. For good reason, sure. It’s the first time I can remember that people actually will go retail shopping on Thanksgiving proper (and no, I’m not as young as I imagine). It… Continue reading The Thanks-taking Holiday.
OK. As you may know, I am very much a “middle of the road” man; theology, justice, translation, church polity, whatever-have-you. So don’t take this the wrong way: Arizona is about to pass something that is very much NOT “middle of the road” when it comes to immigration policy.
“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world” – Thomas Edison Just before Palm Sunday, I was hit with a rush of devastating news. It seems quite a few of my friends were not kept from their own pockets of it, either. Broken… Continue reading “The Lord Needs It”
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, he was essentially proclaiming peace and justice at the same time by his coming sacrifice. As Christians, we seek to proclaim that same sacrifice; but to many of us, that means we also must seek to proclaim the same standards of peace and justice, as he did.
“Will you live life on our own terms?” Heaven help us, most of us–many of us Christian–already do.
Since Just War theorists tout their own form of justification, I found mimicking the practice for “illustrative” purposes quite enjoyable. So, noting all context, here are the qualifications for a “just war” from that chapter in the Books of History, if you wish to command one or justify one who you think has already done so.