I have been a big supporter of President Bush and his polices. Over the past few weeks, however, as I’ve studied and preached through the Be Attitudes, I’ve become increasing aware of Jesus’ example and teaching regarding peace. In addition, I am aware that many in the emerging conversation, and younger Christian leaders are against the war in Iraq. I also understand the preemptive command of God to deal with the people living in the promised land when Joshua led the people in. Other OT leaders went to war fighting off oppression, under that command of God.

So yesterday I began a journey to attempt to better understand war and peace in the context of scriptures. I’ve ordered a couple of books – one advocating Biblical passicism and one by a good conservative Southern Baptist who I presume will argue a case for the just war.

It is a journey I am anxious to begin…

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