Welcome to the intersection of Christian faith and armed service.
A place where community comes together despite diverse experiences.
Where assumptions are examined.
Where absolutes fade away.
I’m Logan M. Isaac, and this is the future I work toward;
the one we can make possible.
Our past and present mistakes must guide our future progress.
We’ve stereotyped. We’ve generalized. We’ve ignored.
We’ve identified the military as a monolithic being. We’ve forced a false dichotomy between faith and service. We’ve closed veterans out of the Christian conversation.
The result? A world where veterans are discouraged from having conversations about faith, leaving their care devoid of a meaningful religious dimension. Where soldiers believe they’re monsters in the eyes of God. Where 19 of the average 20 veteran suicides per day are by people who self-identify as Christian.
It’s time we rewrite this story, with hope at its center.
Together, we can bridge the gap between Patriot and Pacifist.
I work with those who want to challenge binary assumptions and navigate the divide between the Christian faith and armed service to improve conversation, community, and care.
Work With Logan
Through speaking, consulting, writing, and educating, I partner with clergy, chaplains, leadership teams, college students, families, and more to foster greater understanding of how faith and military service can coexist.
Worship and theology are communal in nature, and I invite congregations of all sizes and means to consider how I may offer myself as “a living sacrifice” so that conversation, communities, and care may be enriched.
“Mr. Issac engages every one of his students through his grasp of theological aspects embedded within current social and political issues. The already-theologically-minded student must sharpen his argumentative sword upon the anvil of Mr. Isaac's critiques; whereas the uninitiated must consider, perhaps for the first time, the theological or religious underpinning of the topics at hand.”
“Logan's life and witness call us to stand with him at the complex intersection of faith and patriotism. Being in conversation with him has opened my eyes to populations that I often do not notice. I am grateful for the refined vision I am gaining with Logan's help.”
“Logan is an intellectually rigorous theologian and as well as an exceptional listener. He excels equally as a scholar and mentor, striving to implement Christ's guidance in all he does.”
“Logan has the ability to help people see how personal stories connect to larger social issues. As a classmate of his in divinity school, I was drawn to the way he narrated his combat experience in the Middle East to the crisis of moral injury and mental health for military veterans and soldiers back home. I came to see how my own story was tied up in the lives of veterans and sought to become a better friend and advocate.”
I am Logan M. Isaac.
I’m an Iraq veteran who has been writing the wake of war since my honorable but reluctant discharge from the Army in 2006. Today, it is my mission as a theological educator to create a constructive and practical martial hermeneutic through which to understand Christianity and armed service.
My direct experience in combat, in academia, and in supporting military communities and personnel has led me to my work as an author, advocate, and entrepreneur who believes that peace is so much more than the absence of war.
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