War Consciousness and the F-35

Contemplating the new F-35 fighter jet and the United States's determination to spend trillions of dollars creating war machines and finding enemies to fight, Robert Koehler asks, "What if we began waging peace against terrorism? That is to say, what if we began to recognize that understanding the enemy is what’s crucial, while thinking we can destroy what we fear is an illusion of monstrous proportions?

Epiphany: The All-Vulnerable God

As we await a transfer of power in the United States, Adam Ericksen reminds us that on Epiphany, God was found not in a powerful leader but in a vulnerable child. Likewise, God's kingdom is found not in powerful violence against others, but in vulnerable love for all. "Epiphany tells us that God is not all-powerful. Rather, God is all-vulnerable. God manifests not in a violent ruler, but in a baby."