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This Is War: A New Sermon Series

Update: This series of three sermons has concluded. Visit to hear them.

What is the Christian response to war?

Is there such a thing as a “just” war—a “good” war?

Should we be pacifists?

Does it make sense to talk about proportional responses to acts of violence?

Does God ever endorse violence?

What sort of ethic does Jesus call us to embrace?

What should we hope for and work toward in these precarious times?

Join us for This Is War: Christian Faith and State-Sponsored Violence, a three-week sermon series by Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston. You will find the schedule below, and full details on our worship calendar.

Sunday, Jan. 26: God the Warrior
Exodus 15:1-12; Revelation 9:11-16; Hosea 11:1-9
How are we to make sense of God as a divine warrior?

Sunday, Feb. 2: Whose Side Are You On?
Joshua 5:13-15; 1 Chronicles 22:6-10
Where does God stand in the midst of human conflict?

Sunday, Feb. 9: Wounds and Words
Judges 5:24-30; Isaiah 58:6-12; Matthew 5:1-11
What should Christians do in violent times?