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Fighting in Good Conscience: Reflections on 'War and Christian Ethics,' edited by Arthur F. Holmes

War and Christian EthicsI have a deep and abiding respect for the men in our military. My admiration grew after I read Lone Survivor, the true account of a failed Navy Seal mission in Afghanistan, written by the only surviving soldier of team Redwing, Marcus Lattrell. In his moving and detailed account, Latrell describes the rigors of Navy Seal training, the brutality of actual battle, the bittersweet glories of post-combat recognition by his Commander and Chief, and the heart-wrenching responsibilities of a “lone survivor” to personally contact the families of each of his fallen brothers. Stories like these should provoke us to serious reflection on the subject of battle and military engagement. War is not a video game.

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Man's Universal Desire For Regeneration: Reflections on 'Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age' by Bill McKibben

EnoughOn the last two pages of the first volume of Jonathan Edwards’ collected works resides a small yet significant piece of writing.  It is entitled, “Theological Questions,” and contains ninety inquiries into many topics apparently posed by Edwards himself and collected into a document.  Questions include queries from, “How do you prove that the Scriptures are a revelation from God?” to “What is true benevolence to men?”  One question in particular has, since my initial discovery of this page, prompted thought and provoked many questions in my own mind: it is number sixty-eight and reads, “Do not the unregenerate desire to be regenerated” (690-691).

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A Christian Response to Abortion: Reflections on 'Evangelical Ethics' by John Jefferson Davis

It has been easy for me to slip into the mentality that engagement in ethical issues is not Evangelical Ethicsnecessarily the priority of the Christian individually or the Church as a whole.  To be honest, as I consider the past eight years of my Christian life, I can say that most of the time that I have spent in seriously pondering the truth of Christianity and its application, I have narrowed in primarily on issues that relate directly to me.  To my shame, I admit that I have engaged in little, if any, significant ethical reflection in regards to how I am called, as a Christian, to think and interact Biblically on moral issues in society.  It is only recently that I have found a growing conviction concerning the wickedness of abortion arising in my soul and the subsequent compulsion to engage this issue more purposefully.

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‘Evangelical Ethics’ by John Jefferson Davis

Evangelical EthicsIt has been easy for me to slip into the mentality that engagement in ethical issues is not the priority of the Christian individually or the Church as a whole. To be honest, as I consider the past eight years of my Christian life, I can say that most of the time I have spent in seriously pondering the truth of Christianity and its application, I have narrowed in primarily on issues that relate directly to me. To my shame, I admit that I have engaged in little significant ethical reflection in regards to how I am called, as a Christian, to think and interact biblically on moral issues in society.

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