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You may believe you know all you need to know about the tensions between the US and Iran, but it may not be as clear-cut as you think. To interpret the latest round of US-Iran tension, here is some history you need to know. […] Read More

President Trump ordered the killing of one of Iran’s top military commanders. Iran, in turn, fired missiles hitting military bases housing US troops. Tit-for-tat acts of violence may be the way of war; it is not the way of Jesus. […] Read More

The decision for any president to engage in warlike actions should be taken with great caution and wisdom. Yet our presidents seem to be falling into a pattern of crying wolf when it comes to clear evidence for warlike actions. […] Read More

In a Dec. 9 letter, faith leaders urged candidates for US president in 2020 to reduce U.S. military spending, redirecting those funds to alleviate poverty and hunger, improve education and protect the environment. […] Read More

As you observe Veterans Day, originally called Armistice (or Remembrance) Day, marking the cessation of World War I hostilities on the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour in 1918, keep these 4 reflections in mind. […] Read More

The two camps claiming the term “pro-life” are often in opposition to each other. If each can see where the other comes from, can they find common ground to preserve the dignity of human life across the board? […] Read More

David Kerrigan’s excellent and realistic book, “The Prince of Peace in a World of Wars,” shows us that peace is not just a fragile stillness but something that can envelop us as we ride the roller coaster of life. […] Read More

The biggest way your church can honor veterans is not through worship services centered around an unauthentic fantasy of “American exceptionalism” on Veterans Day. Instead, try these 3 ideas. […] Read More

A recently signed peace agreement offers hope, tempered by realism, for a formal and final end to the multi-year conflict in the African nation of South Sudan. […] Read More

Christianity has had a horrendously complicated and shifting attitude to violent conflict. Here are five moments in Christian history that demonstrate our complex relationship with war. 1. The dogged pacifism of the early church. The early church had it tough. Facing persecution and violence from Romans and Jews alike, many early Christians were martyred for […] Read More