At Centurion’s Guild, we provoke and cultivate conversations at the intersection of religion and politics. In particular, we focus on the point where Christian faith and military service meet, in the person of the Christian soldier. We do our best to foster dialogue that nobody wants to have but everybody needs to have, because the way we talk about soldiers affects how we see them… and how they see themselves.
We take very seriously the honor and dignity of our service members while also trying to be true to the higher allegiance we are called to as Christians. In that sense, we try to remember that God is ultimately greater than our country, which is why our informal maxim is “GOD > u.s.” Our hope is that we remember Peter’s insistence that, when it comes down to it, “we must obey God rather than human beings” (Acts 5:29). It is in this spirit of contingent obedience that we try to encourage fellow contemporary centurions when they, like ourselves, begin to wonder what it means to love both God and country (in that order).
As such, we have felt called to consider amongst ourselves and the general public what exactly it means in our day and age to be a Christian soldier, which is where we came up with the image of a Centurion. We support others relationally through theologically informed conversations that encourage and edify one another. Sometimes those conversations lead people away from the military, other times it doesn’t; we aren’t here to convince people of our beliefs, but to help them develop their own.
We want our fellow soldier saints to know there is a community of believers wrestling with what it means to love God and country (in that order).
Bear with us as we build a more comprehensive web site that will provide access to both military regulations and trends and religious resources, such as podcasts, articles, and videos pertaining to the theology surrounding war, peace, and statecraft. To contribute to our efforts, please visit our Support page. We would love to interact with you on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on our blog! We will try to incorporate a wide range of posts (video, audio, written, links, etc.) for you to deliberate on. Invite your friends, tell your church, and think about this stuff yourself; help us wage peace!
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