Is pacifism for when “life happens”? A response to Rachel Held Evans

Yesterday, I mentioned Ted’s blog. But his post today, in response to Rachel Held Evan’s questions about pacifism, is fantastic. (See here facebook post where she posed the challenge.) So, I thought I would repost it here. Enjoy!

Thinking Pacifism

Ted Grimsrud—September 29, 2014

From time to time, I like to return to the core motivation that led me to start this blog. This blog is a place to think and converse about pacifism. I always wish I could find more time and energy to write, because I am thinking about pacifism all the time. But when I look back, I see that I have managed to squeeze out quite a few words over the past nearly four years—and have probably repeated myself numerous times.

To keep my thinking current, I like to write posts when I can where I articulate convictions off the top of my head without going back to what I have written before. This is how I think about pacifism now. The other day, blogger extraordinaire Rachel Held Evans (who I greatly admire) wrote a short comment on Facebook that asked some hard questions about pacifism. These…

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