Why I’m Not a Pacifist: Part Four

Apologetics and Theology

Are Christians required to be pacifists? One of the key verses that must be considered is: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, […]

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Why I’m Not a Pacifist: Part Two

Pacifist

In a previous post, I gave some reasons from the Old Testament why I am not a pacifist. While I need to get to the New Testament, I’m not quite ready to leave the Old […]

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Why I’m Not a Pacifist: Part One

Pacifist

I have no problem with Christians who embrace pacifism. However, I have encountered people people have argued that Christians must be pacifists. To some it is absolutely clear that the Bible teaches non-violence in all […]

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A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

Apologetics Journal

Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer (eds.). A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Nonviolence (Eugene: Cascade, 2012), 243 pp. Pbk. When it comes to issues of nonviolence and pacifism, […]

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Nonviolent Action

Apologetics and Theology

When I saw I had the opportunity to review Ron Sider’s Nonviolent Action, I had some mixed emotions. I do believe that violence is required in certain cases, as seen by my role as a […]

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Should Christians Serve as Military Chaplains?

Before I go into this topic I should share two things: 1) I am a Christian, and 2) I am a military chaplain. Based on this you may be able to guess my answer to […]

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Can Christians Serve in the Military?

Apologetics and Theology

I have read in some pacifist publications that it is impossible for a Christian to serve in the military. I’m not sure that is a useful way of phrasing it. I know that I am […]

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