On the Brink, We Pray for Peace

On the Brink, We Pray for Peace

As the world stands at the brink of war, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be following the previous strategy of another dictator. When Adolf Hitler rose to power by becoming the German Chancellor in 1933, his main goal was to abolish the Treaty of...
Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

One of the most quoted clichés is from philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Another cliché is that history repeats itself, but that’s false. History does not repeat itself; people repeat it – often out of...

Church Under Hitler Viewed as Cautionary Tale

Christianity’s role in the Holocaust should be a cautionary tale for the church today, panelists and audience members said Tuesday at a screening of a new documentary titled “Theologians Under Hitler.” “Being on the morally right side of...

Theologians for Hitler: Could It Happen Again?

Two notes were sounded about Christianity in Nazi Germany at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, when I attended the school in the late 1970s. One note was played softly, easily missed. A passing reference was made to Gerhard Kittel, founding editor of the...