Christian Nonviolence Is The Strong Position

Christian nonviolence is not the “weak” position. It is, in fact, along with Just-War Theory, a historically “Christian” practice. It is not weak because in the face of terror and violence, there is the image of God, maintained by the resolve of the peacemaker, and therefore bearing witness towards the one who decides to pervert…

A Theology of Alternative Endings (Part 1)

As a student of Philosophy, and an observer of the various ways others think and act, I mostly pay attention to two things: Coffee and Kierkegaard. The former is for obvious reasons, sometimes for taste but mostly for necessity. The latter because, well, he is the thinker I mostly attach my current faith-awakening to. It…

Winning Millennials For the Kingdom of God (part 2)

As the old saying goes: “the purpose of the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable*.” I was seriously concerned that I sounded too passionate whenever my literature professor brought up the gospel narrative, but I almost couldn’t help it. Jesus, as I have experienced it, was intoxicating. He was, and is,…

St. Patrick & the Druids

If you are like me then the only thing you know about St. Patrick is the beer and the color green. You also know that if you don’t wear green, and your friends are childish, you will receive pinches of love until you throw on an article of clothing with a shade of green. While…

Noah & the News

Here we are. It is upon us…another earthquake, famine, pestilence, war, and possible upheaval of an entire economic system. Another group has declared war on a group it does not appreciate for existing. And the news has begun to raise the anxiety level of a country of fatalists. What is it we normally would conclude?…