The Last Crusade?

Whatever happened to America’s crusades? Once upon a time, crusades were an integral part of American rhetoric, indicating a noble or righteous struggle inspired by higher motives. All sorts of political causes were “crusades,” not to mention the...

5 Moments Show Church’s Complex Relationship with War

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...

But are they really Muslims?

The savage inhumanity of ISIS’s brutal ideologues continued to manifest itself this week as the organization kidnapped hundreds of Christians to be used, abused, and possibly beheaded in a sneering show of radical imbecility that grows from a perverted...