Lessons from Hitler’s Rise to Power – An Interview with Dr. Robert Ericksen

How did the German people, including theologians and pastor, become complicit in the evil of Nazi Germany? And what can the United States learn from Hitler’s rise to power so that we don’t make the same mistakes? We explored those questions and more this recorded conversation with world renowned historian Dr. Robert Ericksen, Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies Emeritus and Professor at Pacific Lutheran University.

The Debate: They Both Bombed It

Donald Trump reduces the profundity of the world's problems to soundbites for the "Average Joe," while Hillary Clinton is the candidate of establishment militarism. Watching the first presidential debate, Robert Koehler laments that both candidates "bombed" because neither will stand for peace.

Wanted: A President in Pursuit of Peace

While Democratic and Republican presidential candidates talk about protecting our nation through strengthening the military, Frances Fuller argues that we will never have peace if we only train for war. In addition to a Department of Defense, Frances advocates for a Department of Peace.

Stop the Killing

As war rages on in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, and the United States, even after mistakenly bombing Syrian soldiers, continues to justify its militarism in the name of peace, Robert Koehler echoes the simple but profound advice of President Jimmy Carter: "Stop the killing."

Daniel, God, and Apocalyptic Nonviolence: Bible Matters

Adam Ericksen continues his exploration of the Bible with the apocalyptic book of Daniel. Daniel reveals the truth about human relationships, specifically the truth about human violence. Can this apocalyptic book lead us to peace? Or are we doomed to a future of violence? Explore this fascinating book with Adam in his installment of the Bible Matters series.