Romans thirteen is inevitably the first passage that Christian peacemakers need to contend with. Often it's used as grounds to prove that Christians can set aside the teachings of Jesus in service of their country. But I believe Christians, having been heavily influenced by Augustine and his subsequent theologians, have made catastrophic errors in interpreting Paul's writings by disconnecting them from their context.
Jesus vs. Caesar
I came across an informal poll on Twitter asking Christians if it is okay to lie to serve their nation. A full 53.4% said "yes" versus 41.2% who said "no". So which is it? Let's find out!
Almost Beyond Control
"Whenever you find a man of God, you will also find an overwhelming passion for God that is almost beyond control" ~ A.W. Tozer "Almost beyond control": the Christian's passion for God should never be under the control of the flesh, so that it is subjugated to the will of the flesh, nor is such …
Is Twitter better or worse after Elon Musk's takeover? Is freedom an objective good? Should we celebrate the right to sin? I want to push back against certain conservative narratives and challenge Christians to conform their thinking to God's word rather than to the various political narratives of either the "left" or "right".
Kingdom Case Makers: Apologetics 101
Worldviews are complex. In this post we talk about how to be Kingdom case-makers who engage the whole person with the good news of Jesus!
What Is Liberty’s Value?
What does it mean to be free? And are you truly free? Let's ask the question "does liberty have inherent value" so we can better understand how Christians should view the question of "liberty".
On What It’s Like Becoming A Christian Peacemaker
What's it like to turn from the crusader spirit of the just-war theory to the spirit of Christian peacemaking? In this post I share my own journey to becoming a Christian peacemaker to encourage those who are making the same journey.
Towards A Gospel-Means of Resisting Evil
As much as Jesus demonstrates in his life that it is true that "evil triumphs when good people do nothing", his life also clearly demonstrates the lesson that it is also true that evil triumphs when good people do evil. So how should Christians overcome evil?
The Inverted Sword
Christians are not called to be agents of wrath, seeking to execute vengeance upon the wicked, but to be agents of peace, seeking rather to bring about their redemption! We don't use force to crush our enemies, we depend upon the grace of God to transform them through the cross of Christ which we carry into this world.
The Doctrine of Peace: What’s At Stake?
I wrote this post as the first post in a series that will present what has been the consistent burden on my soul for the last four years. I am setting out to offer what I believe is the fiery logic of the cross that stands in stark contrast to the reasoning of the world. And I believe this is the way to which every Christian is called without exception. We must recover in our generation these doctrines of peace!