Windows on the World: Logan M. Isaac
| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Windows on the World is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christians today. Through these forums, the campus community is exposed to Christian thinkers and activists who model our motto of “the whole gospel for the whole world.”
Presentations are Fridays, 10 a.m. in McInnis Auditorium (St. Davids campus) unless otherwise indicated. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and open to the public.
"Theology in the Crosshairs: Toward a Martial Hermeneutic"
IN COLLABORATION WITH RED LETTER CHRISTIANS
Speaker: Logan M. Isaac, Author, Advocate, and Entrepreneur
The isolation of military personnel and communities from their civilian counterparts, a phenomenon known as "The Civil-Military Divide," has been especially pronounced in the American church since the early twentieth century. This may be because pacifist theology has normalized a flawed systematic theology of war propagated by so-called "Christian realists" which was co-opted from pastoral resources handed down by Augustine of Hippo and finding their final form in Thomas Aquinas. Caught in the crosshairs of God and country are Christian soldiers and veterans who need a constructive, bipartisan hermeneutic to complement existing mental health solutions in order to combat the epidemic of military suicide.
Following this presentation, the Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal. Sodexo offers a discounted meal rate of $5/person, payable at the door. Luncheon attendees should go through the Dining Commons line and bring their lunches back to Baird Library.