Oikos

A place where head and heart try not to be split

Welcome to My Blog on Christian Theology, Anthropology, History, , and Ecclesiology … aka my ravings and rantings.

Just Defense Pacifism: An Actualized Christian Ethic of Defending Life at the National, Church, and Individual Level

This post is from my Christian Ethics class in seminary. At this point I believe I am solidly in this modified defensive peacemaking Just War Theory camp, but I have yet to read Boyd and Yoder’s Anabaptist defense of Absolute Pacifism, so perhaps I will change my mind in the future… Introduction: In J. R.Continue reading “Just Defense Pacifism: An Actualized Christian Ethic of Defending Life at the National, Church, and Individual Level”

Character Imitatio: Jesus’ Wilderness Extravaganza (and Theosis)

This last week, in my spiritual formation covenant group, we had a time of meditation/imaginative prayer over the temptation of Jesus in the gospel of Luke. It was a meaningful experience (even if its hard to imagine yourself in that pericope/setting), and this post is a reflection on the passage in light of what I’veContinue reading “Character Imitatio: Jesus’ Wilderness Extravaganza (and Theosis)”


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