Mere Fidelity: War, Nonviolence, etc. w/ guest Preston Sprinkle

This week we chatted about just war theory and nonviolence/pacifism. Is is ever okay for Christians to go to war? What’s the difference between police activity and the law-keeping function of the State among the nations? What counts as violence? Stuff like that.

To do that we invited on our friend Preston Sprinkle as a guest and had a rip-roaring good time. No joke, not only was this a great conversation, it’s probably one of the funniest episodes we’ve ever recorded.

As always, feel free to share this around.

Soli Deo Gloria

2 thoughts on “Mere Fidelity: War, Nonviolence, etc. w/ guest Preston Sprinkle

  1. Enjoyed the podcast Derek; it seems like you all have a great time even though this was a heavy subject. What bothers me is the callousness that some Christians have with killing others. Even if we assume it is a just war, we should enter it with some bit of hesitation knowing that not just earthly buy heavenly lives are at stake.

    Last night I saw a facebook post of a picture of two guys who had been beating up several elderly men and women. The comment read something like, “post these pictures so everyone can see how worthless these two men are” Granted they should face the law. We are broken people when as Christians we see others as worthless instead of someone in desperate need of a savior.

  2. Pingback: The end of war? | The Simple Pastor

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s