Many things in the “blogosphere” or even in the news tend to be covered only in the most superficial way. At times, for a Christian, even discussions from other Christians may not broach the depth or academic/theological rigor that may be desired.
A source that attempts to fill that void is the Journal of Faith and War, which has Read more…
The Journal of Faith and War has a long and interesting treatise on the Biblical perspective on Christians serving during wartime.
The article covers pacifism, the Bible’s take on military service, and other angles on what is sometimes a controversial topic.
Even if you don’t find a conflict between your faith and your profession, you should still be able to articulate why you do not feel there is a conflict. The JFW article provides an excellent starting point.
The “Journal of Faith and War” is a relatively new resource of the Association for Christian Conferences, Teaching and Service (ACCTS) (see links). The site
aims to influence for good the faith basis of morally responsible leadership in regard to preparing for war, going to war, fighting wars, concluding wars, evaluating wars, and maintaining discipline and accountability among parties involved in planning, projecting or applying military force. It will examine national defense decisions, policies, and strategies as well as the leadership of military and security forces.
Col Don Snider’s article on the authentic Christian witness in the military is at that site, as are a variety of articles on Biblical service, “calling” and the military, and others. As the site collects content, it may prove to be a valuable resource for mature Christian and professional military insight.
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