The Syrian civil war has become a humanitarian hell. More than100,000 are dead, images of a state-sanctioned chemical weapons attack have evoked a global protest, and most Western leaders agree that Syrian President Bashar Assad isan all-around bad guy. But enacting another bloody and expensive war against an unstable Middle Eastern country, particularly one with the backing of Russia and Iran, is something many Americans will not support.
So, which position should Christians support?
Traditionally, Christians have viewed war through one of two lenses. Those who hold to Just War Theory believe that war is often right if the violent conflict meets certain criteria. On the other hand, Christian pacifists believe that violence is incompatible with a faith that is patterned after the one who blessed peacemakers and urged his followers to "turn the other cheek."
So, what position do you support as a Christian?
Come and watch, as we explore this explosive topic with Bart Tarman, a follower of Jesus and our resident expert on the Middle East. We will look behind the scenes at the people that are being affected by this war and how Jesus might respond to this world-wide conflict. Come and join the conversation!