Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

My question is not whether we should mourn, legitimately and unreservedly, the loss of our war dead on Memorial Day. Yes. A thousand times, yes. My question is this: On what day should we also mourn the loss of others’ war dead? Indeed, one of Memorial Day’s stories...
Becoming Peacemakers in Our Tit-For-Tat Violent World

Becoming Peacemakers in Our Tit-For-Tat Violent World

It was still Christmastide – a season for celebrating the birth of Christ. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we had heard words from the prophet Isaiah declaring that God’s anointed one would be the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) and the reign of God would be one...
Aesop’s Wars: Do Presidents Cry Wolf?

Aesop’s Wars: Do Presidents Cry Wolf?

The United States government is rattling the war sabre with the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. President Donald Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo justified the strike on Soleimani over the weekend, arguing that the commander was an “imminent” threat to...