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The costs of war | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


I am just starting to see the first veterans of the Iraq war in our shelter here in Poughkeepsie. I have hired to Iraq veterans on the overnight shift and see them struggling to put a life back together. This article notes two major things:
1) One-fifth of our national debt is paying for our response to September 11.
2) We can pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan today and still be paying for this war until 2011.

How Evangelical Leaders Have Changed Since 9/11 | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

I am not a pacifist; I believe that we must pursue justice. Yet a Christian history stained by anti-Semitism—holding an entire people responsible for the actions of a few—teaches us the terrible consequences of not following Jesus' way. We dare not do to Muslims what we have, to our shame, done to Jews.

Philip Yancey, author of What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters


Christianity Today published this range of Christian responses, which I found remarkable in variety and tone. I will be reflecting on parts of several articles Sunday, especially from Will Willimon (you should read all the way to the end for his prophetic message), Phillip Yancey and Richard Stearns of World Vision.