Christian Violence

The Endless Crusades: How the Papacy Dealt With Its Most Stubborn Opponents

The Holy Land Crusades Most US school children are taught about the Christian crusades to the Holy Land at some point in their education. The term crusade is derived from the Latin word crux, meaning cross. Those events occurred in the what is known as the High Middle Ages (roughly the 11th to 14th centuries). […]

What Our Founding Fathers Thought About Christian Nationalism

Reading time: About 15 minutes.   In recent years the US has experienced a surge of Christian radicalism unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetimes. This wave seems to still be building and becoming further removed from reality. It’s uncertain when if it will crest and break or continue to rise. Christian […]

The Militarization of Christianity

Militarization of Christianity: Reading time about 8-10 minutes. About twenty years ago, our family attended the patriotic Fourth of July extravaganza at our church. After all the flag waving, chest-thumping, and patriotic songs were over, and we were in our car, my daughter asked me a question. “Dad, why does our church celebrate the military […]