What does the Bible say about war? Does Christianity necessitate pacifism? What is just war? These are questions Augustine asked after the fall of Rome in 410, and questions evangelicals ask today. In an era of guerrilla conflicts, weapons of mass destruction, and preemptive warfare the boundaries have become even more hazy: Is it alright to start a war if it might prevent other wars? While many wars have definite end dates, some are more subtle and ongoing: the war against drugs, class warfare, and of course, the ever-present conflict in the Middle East. Inevitably, Christians can be found at almost every level of these conflicts: some on the front lines, some working for humanitarian agencies, and others in diplomatic roles.
- US Slavic Churches Booming with Ukrainian War RefugeesOne generation of Soviet refugees is welcoming another.русскийУкраїнська
- Christians Worry About Getting Trampled Like Grass in Sudan ConflictThe African country has seen conflict and coup over and over, but this time, says historian Christopher Tounsel, believers are right in the middle of it.Français
- As Churches Offer Refuge, Sudanese Christians Refine Theology of War“Already but not yet” takes on new meaning as violence scatters believers from Khartoum to corners of Sudan where biblical application has long been lived.
- Estonia Seminary Unites War-Weary Russians and Ukrainians in ChristBaltic Methodist Seminary offers a rare safe space to Slavic foes.
- Died: Rachel Kerr James, Missionary Nurse to War-Torn VietnamOne of the first Southern Baptists into Indochina, she started medical clinics while raising four children and helping her husband plant churches.
- Khartoum Churches Damaged as Sudan Descends Closer to Civil WarAs foreigners evacuate, Sudanese Christians remain caught in the crossfire of rival generals.
- Poetry, Photography, and Fleming Rutledge Led One American to Volunteer in UkraineA Maine man learns that discerning God’s call can be complicated.
- Russian Christians Make Theological Case for PeaceAnonymous Christmas condemnation of invasion offers insight into antiwar movement as it seeks reconciliation with Ukrainian believers—who want names.
- Can Westerners Atone for Their Sins Without Breeding Resentment and Ingratitude?An imaginary soirée with Douglas Murray, the Christian-friendly agnostic author of "The War on the West".
- ‘Pray for the End of the Dictatorship’: The Cries of Myanmar’s ChristiansPleas to God for unity, justice, and the strength to survive.