Grace to you and peace from your brothers and sisters in Durham, where I join you from Saint Josephs Episcopal Church, and greetings from your humble servants in Centurions Guild, an ecumenical community of soldiers, veterans, and civilians wrestling between Christian faith, armed service, and national identity, for whom I speak as Executive Officer. I have come […]
I recently got a question by email from an online friend and fellow academic. I wanted to post it for a couple reasons; 1) It’s a great question, and 2) he drops the D from “PTSD.” This is increasingly being done by veterans and veterans service organizations, and which I support whole heartedly. The D […]
One Christian soldier highlights this distinction between serving and fighting, between miles and pugnare.
In Philippians 2:1-13, Paul exhorts the Christians of Philippi to be of one mind and one love. “Be uniform,” we might paraphrase. This kind of language would appeal to Christians in this place because many of them were either veterans themselves or children of military veterans. The town of Philippi is where Julius Caesar’s assassins, Marcus […]