Author: Ted Grimsrud

Why Abortion Opponents Should Oppose Brett Kavanaugh…and all Other Republicans

Ted Grimsrud—9/29/18 I am acquainted with several people (and know of many, many more) who were troubled by Donald Trump’s lousy character and shady business dealings yet still voted for him. The basic rationale seems to have been: “Sure, Trump is awful. Clinton’s awful too. The difference is that Trump will appoint Supreme Court justices … Continue reading Why Abortion Opponents Should Oppose Brett Kavanaugh…and all Other Republicans

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What happened in the Civil War: Reflections on James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom

Ted Grimsrud—September 3, 2018 [I have started a long-term reading and writing project to try to understand the American Civil War (CW), especially in terms of its moral legacy (here’s an introduction to this project). The first step will be to read a number of the standard accounts of the CW and its historical context. … Continue reading What happened in the Civil War: Reflections on James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom

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An interesting book of divine violence

Ted Grimsrud—August 16, 2018 What follows is a review I have written responding to a recent book on the ways Christian theologians have responded to the issue of divine violence in the Old Testament. This book does little directly to help us know how to resolve the problem. But having an understanding of the history … Continue reading An interesting book of divine violence

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God and punitive judgment in Revelation

Ted Grimsrud—July 29, 2018  The book of Revelation is generally understood to be a visionary account of God who judges and violently punishes human wrongdoers and idolaters. I have long disagreed with that “standard account” interpretation of Revelation. Early in my career I wrote a book that presented a much more peaceable interpretation of Revelation … Continue reading God and punitive judgment in Revelation

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