Resources on War

Note: This is the fifth and final article in a series on the Christian just war tradition. Imagine North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announces he will finally implement his family’s long-stated objective of unifying the Korean peninsula. To ensure... Continue...

Note: This is the fourth article in a series on the Christian just war tradition. “The difficulty of defining terrorism has led to the cliché that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, implying that there can be no... Continue...

Note: This is the third article in a series on the Christian just war tradition. If a nation is able to meet all of the moral requirements for going to war (jus ad bellum) as well as the moral requirements for... Continue...

Note: This is the second in a series on the Christian just war tradition. In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper, a war drama loosely based on the memoir of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. The trailer for the... Continue...

What are the moral reasons for going to war? What does justice require of us when engaging in warfare? What are our ethical obligations to our enemy once warfare has ceased? The attempt to answer these questions has led to... Continue...

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Here are five facts you should know about the battle that changed not only the outcome of World War II but the course of human history: 1. On June 6, 1944, American,... Continue...

“Dear world, there's intense bombing right now. Why are you silent? Why? Why? Why? Fear is killing me & my kids.” That’s a tweet from Fatemah, a mom trapped with her children in Aleppo. Why are we silent? Try telling... Continue...

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are five facts you should know about the event that propelled the U.S. into World War II: 1. In... Continue...

The Syrian Civil War remains one of the most complicated conflicts in the world today. The following interview breaks down the drivers, causes, and future of a civil war that has displaced more than half of the country’s population. At... Continue...

Note: This post, which I originally wrote in 2003, is dedicated to all our Christian brothers and sisters in the military — the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in foreign lands — and all of those in the states who... Continue...