But what of this notion that there’s no sense in opposing war and actively pursuing peace because “it won’t work in the real world?” Should we abandon active, vocal opposition to war because pursuit of peace does nothing but chase an unattainable utopian dream?
Politicians: No Hope. No Fear
Posted in : American on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: Barack Obama, Christianity, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, politics
“If we want a better world, we should not hope for an Obama and we should not fear a Donald Trump. We should build it ourselves.” – Edward Snowden
Why I Stopped Pledging Allegiance
Posted in : Nationalism on by : GodArchy Tags: nationalism, patriotism, Pledge of Allegiance
We’re all citizens of another kingdom which is fundamentally at odds with other kingdoms seeking to rule the world, or part of it. We are outposts of heaven living as strangers and foreigners among the nations. And we need to be reminded of that identity every single day.
Christian Anarchy? How Does That Even Work?
Posted in : Christian anarchism on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: anarchism, Christianity, political system, statism
In a purely philosophical sense, the idea of Christian anarchy may not be possible. But if we view anarchy as merely a political arrangement, it fits together neatly with a Christian world-view.
The War Hero Who Wouldn’t Carry a Gun
Posted in : War on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: Desmond Doss, Hacksaw Ridge, non-violence, WWII
“God intervenes radically only in response to a radical attitude on the part of the believer – radical not in regard to political means but in regard to faith; and the believer who is radical in his faith has rejected all means other than those of faith.”