Remembrance Day approaches, and this past week, Bill Millar posted a nice piece on the lessons of war. “It seems,” he writes, “for whatever reason, each generation has to relearn the lessons of war.” In this post, Bill talks about his wife’s grandfather, C.W. Gordon, a presbyterian/UC minister and author who had been an earnest and passionate apologist for war, a consult to Prime Ministers, and who was instrumental in bringing America into the first world war. He served as a padre in the trenches in that war, and in 1927 wrote an exceptionally powerful indictment of the practice of war and its incongruency with the gospel of Christ. Bill quotes his words in full, and I highly recommend it as a reflection this week leading up to November 11th.
war, pacifism, C.W. Gordon, Bill Millar, Remembrance Day

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