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Fifth Anniversary Edition—Fall 2014
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Integrating personal faith with service and leadership in the armed forces of the English-speaking nations

Thanks to all who have contributed to this Journal over the past five years! It now contains 61 scholarly monographs and essays plus nine commentaries and reviews. They are available thru the Main Menu on this page. I welcome original manuscripts or suggestions for republishing papers and commentaries that relate to the focus of this Journal. —Don Martin Jr.

Leadership / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine

U.S. Army Ethic White Paper, July 2014, published by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Press

A Soldier's Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, and Alexander P. Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, published by the Strategic Studies Institute and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Press

Leadership / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent, by Don M. Snider, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Senior Fellow, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and Professor of the Army Profession and Ethic at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC)

God, Man and War / God and Human Nature Religion and Public Life in America in the 21st Century, by R.R. Reno, Ph.D., Editor, First Things: America's Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Life (from the Spring 2014 edition)

Here are the twenty Most-Viewed papers and commentaries published previously in this Journal:

Creed and Culture in the American Founding, by Bradley C.S. Watson, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought, Co-Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, and chairman of the Politics Department at St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania

Influencing Security Operations Across a Cultural Boundary, by Bruce Sidebotham, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille

Story and Community: Vital Keys for a Christian Approach to Military Ethics in the 21st Century, by Reverend Dr. Victor Dobbin, Major General, British Army, Retired, CB, MBE, DD, Chaplain-General of the British Army (1995-2000), Director of the Leadership and Ethics Centre

"Calling" and the Military Profession, by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies, University of Oklahoma at Norman

A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats (why understanding Islamic customs is vital to the effectiveness of official and personal apologies), by Bruce Sidebotham, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille

Ancient and Modern Nation Building, by Dove S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense from 2001-2004

The Religious Rights of Those in Uniform, by Jay Alan Sekulow, D.Jur., Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Robert W. Ash, D.Jur., associate professor of law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia, and Senior Litigation Counsel for National Security Law at the ACLJ

Freedom and Justice in Islam, by Bernard Lewis, Ph.D., Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Why I Am Not a Pacifist, by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Authentic Witness of the Soldier Christian, by Don M. Snider, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired (see byline above)

The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition, by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force,

The Moral Crisis of Just War: Beyond Deontology toward a Professional Military Ethic, by The Reverend Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Ph.D., General Hugh Shelton Chair of Ethics, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Just War in the 21st Century, by Peter Lee, Ph.D., King’s College London, Lecturer in Air Power Studies at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

The Problem of Universal Ethics for Christian Pacifism, by Daniel. R. Heimbach (see byline above)

Caught by Surprise: Post Cold War Politics and the Relevance of the Just War Tradition, by J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., Director and Senior Fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought & Practice

Religious Perceptions of the Just War and Military Ethics, by Ivar Hellberg, Colonel, British Army, Retired, OBE, MPhil

Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe, by Lee Congdon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of James Madison University

Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy M. Browning, U.S. Air Force, D.Min, Command Chaplain, Air Force Material Command

A Communique in Response to the 2011 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterroism, by The American Islamic Leadership Coalition (American Muslim leaders who defend the U.S. Constitution, uphold religious pluralism, protect American security and cherish genuine diversity in their practice of Islam)

Pointing North: Lessons Learned by an Infantry Platoon Leader in Afghanistan, by Paddy Bury, who served as a platoon leader in the First Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment

Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service, by Lee E. DeRemer, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Leadership & Strategy Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and Non-Profits

The views expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve—or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff.

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Spring 2014 Edition
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I welcome the comments and suggestions of readers on the contents of the Journal and welcome inquiries and manuscripts that are relevant to its purpose and scope. —The Editor (for new readers, the bold titles preceding the titles of content identify the sections in which these papers were initially published in the Journal. Refer to the "Menu" in the left-hand column of this page.)

God, Man and War / The History of War The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, President Ronald Reagan's remarks at Normandy on the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings

God, Man and War / God and Human Nature Religion and Public Life in America in the 21st Century, by R.R. Reno, Ph.D., Editor, First Things: America's Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Life

Here are a "Baker's Dozen" of the Most-Viewed papers in this Journal. Please send me papers, reviews, and commentaries on the spiritual foundations that inspire the moral/ethical values of the English-speaking nations and their armed forces. I also seek articles that focus on freedom of religious belief and exercise and appropriate ways to integrate faith in military service and leadership. Send manuscripts to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . —the editor

The Religious Rights of Those in Uniform, by Jay Alan Sekulow, D.Jur., American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Robert Ash, D.Jur., Associate Professor of Law, Regent University, Virginia

U.S. Army White Paper: The Profession of Arms and the Army Ethic (2010), prepared by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE)

The Problem of Universal Ethics for Christian Pacifism, by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Just War in the 21st Century, by Peter Lee, Ph.D., Lecturer in Air Power Studies at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy Browning, U.S. Air Force

Christianity and the Intelligence Profession, by Colonel Charles A. "Tony" Pfaff, U.S. Army

The Role of Religion in U.S. National Security Policy since 9/11, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jonathan E. Shaw, U.S. Army

A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats, by Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve

Biblical Perspectives on a Christian's Service in War, by Al Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired

Calling and the Military Profession: Part 3, by Scott Frickenstein, Colonel, U.S. Air Force

A Communique in Response to the 2011 U.S. National Strategy for Counterrorism, from the American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC)

Pointing North: Lessons Learned by an Infantry Platoon Commander in Afghanistan, by First Lieutenant Paddy Bury, Royal Irish Regiment

Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service, by Lee E. DeRemer, Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired

The views expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve—or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff.

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Spring 2013

God, Man and War / History of War The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, remarks by President Ronald Reagan, 6 June 1984, at the 40th Anniversary Remembrance of D-Day in Europe.

God, Man and War / God and Human Nature

The Moral Foundations of Society, by Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, PC, FRS, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Christianity and Islam: The Differences in the Societies They Create, by Bruce Sidebotham, D.Min., Director of Operation Reveille and Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) U.S. Army Reserve

Islamist Jihad in the 21st Century, by Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min., M.Div., M.S.S.; Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership

The Religious Rights of Those in Uniform, by Jay Alan Sekulow, D. Jur., Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and  Robert W. Ash, D. Jur.. Associate Professor of Law, Regent University, Virginia

Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy Browning, U.S. Air Force, M.Div., D.Min, M.S

LEADERSHIP / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine Biblical Perspectives on a Christian's Service in War, by Colonel Al Shine, U.S. Army, Retired, MA

LEADERSHIP / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership The Authentic Witness of the Soldier Christian, by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College and the Strategic Studies Institute

Book Review: Serving God and Country: U.S. Military Chaplains in World War II, author: Lyle Dorsett, reviewed by Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Stan Giles, Tennessee Army National Guard

Returning readers: The three major categories of archived papers that appeared near the top of the homepage in the previous edition of this Journal now appear below the Fall 2012 papers, but in a different order.

Fall 2012 (no Winter edition for 2012-2013)

GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War Just War Over Cyber Networks, by Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min., M.Div., M.S.S.; Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership
Two Commentaries on Religious Freedom and Expression
, by Rev. Dr. Brian J. Lee, Pastor of Christ Reformed Church, Washington, D.C.

This special edition also highlights papers that explore spiritual service and leadership in the military professional, foundations of service in the Profession of Arms, Just War Theory in the  21st century, and the struggle of two worldviews to dominate Western Civilization: Faith in Man vs. Faith in God. —Don Martin Jr., Publisher and Editor

Essays on Integrating Biblical Faith with Service and Leadership in the Armed Forces and Security Forces (former title: Essays on Professional Service and Leadership in the Armed Forces and Security Forces)

The Problem of Universal Ethics for Christian Pacifism, by Professor Daniel R. Heimbach

Jesus and Pacifism, by Chaplain (Colonel) Wylie W. Johnson, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired

Why I Am Not a Pacifist, by Professor Daniel R. Heimbach

"Calling" and the Military Profession: (in Three Parts), by Colonel Scott Frickenstein, U.S. Air Force

"Calling" and the Military Profession: Part 1

"Calling" and the Military Profession: Part 2

"Calling" and the Military Profession: Part 3

Christianity, Virtue and the Intelligence Profession, by Colonel Charles A. "Tony" Pfaff, U.S. Army

Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service, by Colonel Lee DeRemer, U.S. Air Force, Retired

The Authentic Witness of the Soldier Christian, by Colonel Don M. Snider, U.S. Army, Retired

Biblical Perspectives on a Christian's Service in War, by Colonel Al Shine, U.S. Army, Retired, MA

Pointing North: Lessons Learned by an Infantry Platoon Commander in Afghanistan, by First Lieutenant Patrick "Paddy" Bury, Royal Irish Regiment, British Army

Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy Browning, U.S. Air Force

Essays that Address Foundations of Service in the Profession of Arms and the Relevance of Just War Concepts in the 21st Century

The U.S. Army White Paper: The Profession of Arms and the Army Ethic (2010), by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE)

Religious Perceptions of the Just War and Military Ethics, by Colonel Ivar Hellberg, British Army, Retired, OBE

Beyond the Limits of Codified Morality: A Christian Military Ethic, by Professor Peter Lee

Just War in the 21st Century, by Professor Peter Lee

Caught by Surprise: Post-Cold War Geopolitics and the Relevance of the Just War Tradition, by Professor J. Daryl Charles

The Moral Crisis of Just War: Beyond Deontology toward a Professional Military Ethic, by Professor Daniel M. Bell Jr.

The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition, by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force

The Future of Western War, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson

Essays on the Struggle for Dominance in Western Civilization between Faith in Secular Worldviews and Faith in God

The Moral Foundations of Society, by Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Creed and Culture in the American Founding, by Professor Bradley C.S. Watson

The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment--Michael Burleigh as Historian of "Political Religion," a review by Professor Daniel J. Mahoney of Michael Burleigh's books on Germany in the Nazi era and the major political struggles that have shaped Western Civilization from the latter 1700s until today

Ancient and Modern Nation Building, by Dov S. Zakheim

Equally Not Nothing, by Professor Peter Augustine Lawler, A review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, by David Bentley Hart

Humanism on Trial, by Emeritus Professor Hugh Mercer Curtler, a review of The Wreck of Western Culture, by John Carroll

Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe, by Professor Emeritus Lee Congdon

The Fall of the  Modern Age?, by Professor Neil G. Robertson, A review of Icarus Fallen: The Search for Meaning in the Modern Age, by Chantal Delsol

Why Modern, Liberal, Pluralistic, Secularist Democracies Cannot Educate Themselves, by Professor Thaddeus J. Kozinski

A Time to Stand, by Os Guiness, DPhil

In the "Main Menu" at left on this page, or by scrolling down on it, you will find another 30 papers that relate to the focus of this Journal, which is exploring the spiritual domain of national defense decision-making and leadership in the English-speaking nations.

Call for Papers: I am particularly interested in papers that address the following topics as they relate to defense of the English-speaking nations:

1) How to appropriately integrate one's faith into one's service and leadership in the armed forces and security forces

2) The necessity for commanders and leaders at all levels of our national defense structures to cultivate spiritual knowledge and wisdom concerning the roles of faith in our own defense preparedness, and in the military and security forces of our allies and our enemies

3) How the Judeo-Christian tradition serves as the primary foundation of our nations' ideals,  the core values of our military and security forces, and the source of effective character development in military leaders and followers.

Authors are invited to submit either original or previously-published manuscripts for this and future editions. Refer to the information in "About JFW" in the main menu at left, or contact the editor at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
If you're interested in being notified when new articles are posted, please use the login window on this page to register as a JFW member. This information will only be used to send you news about the Journal. --the editor

The views expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve—or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff.

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Summer 2012
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GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature
Jesus and Pacifism by Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min, Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania, and until his retirement this summer the Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Readiness Command
GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War
Caught by Surprise: Post-Cold War Politics and the Relevance of the Just-War Tradition by J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., Director and Senior Fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thinking and Practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Moral Crisis of Just War: Beyond Deontology toward a Professional Military Ethic, by Reverend Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Theological Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina
The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force, M.A., Chief of the Developmental Threats Section, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Call for Papers: I am particularly interested in papers that address the following topics:
1) How to appropriately integrate one's faith into one's military service and leadership, 2) The necessity for commanders and leaders at all levels of the national defense structures of the English-speaking nations to cultivate spiritual knowledge and wisdom concerning the roles of faith in our own defense preparedness and in the military and security forces of our allies and our enemies, 3) How the Judeo-Christian Tradition serves as the primary foundation of our nations' ideals and the core values of our military and security forces.
Authors are invited to submit either original or previously-published manuscripts for this and future editions. Refer to the information in "About JFW" in the main menu at left, or contact the editor at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  --the editor
If you're interested in being notified when new articles are posted, please use the login window on this page to register as a JFW member. This information will only be used to send you news about the Journal.
The views expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve--or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff.

Spring 2012
GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War Why I Am Not a Pacifist by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Pursuing Strategy in the Wrong Language: The Consequences of Political Correctness By Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min.,  Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania and Command Chaplain for Military Intelligence Readiness Command
LEADERSHIP / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine Beyond the Limits of Codified Morality: A Christian Military Ethic by Dr Peter Lee, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Airpower Studies (Academic) at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
"Most Popular" treatises, commentaries and reports on the following topics: Integrating Faith with Service in the Armed Forces/The Relevance of the Just War Tradition/ U.S. Army White Paper on the Profession of Arms and the Army Ethic--Collections of papers published in this Journal that examine the influence of religious, cultural, political, and military developments in the world as they affect military professionalism, ethical leadership, and decision making for national security operations in Western Civilization--and papers that explore the relevance of the Just War tradition to armed conflict, terrorism, and humanitarian operations today. (Also available in “Archives” in the Main Menu)

The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve--or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff. If you're interested in being notified when new articles are posted, please register as a JFW member by using the login window on this page.


Winter 2012

Commentaries on current events: A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min., Why it's essential for political and military leaders to understand the rituals of apology in Muslim cultures--and the potentially disastrous results of not following those customs

Use the Koran to Control Afghan Anger by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, Why U.S. political and military leaders must know and use the passages in the Koran that could restrain Afghans from attacking and killing Coalition and Afghan Forces after the recent burning of the Koran in their country

GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature

Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe by Lee Congdon, Professor Emeritus of History at James Madison University, Virginia (This paper was published in the Summer 2011 edition of this Journal and is listed again here because it relates so directly to the book reviews that follow.)

The Fall of the Modern Age? by Neil G. Robertson, Associate Professor at University of King's College, Halifax, a review of Icarus Fallen: The Search for Meaning in an Uncertain World, by Chantal Delsol

Republican Virtue, Imperial Temptations, by Richard M. Gamble, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, Michigan, a review of America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire, by Claes G. Ryn

The Moral Meaning of America, by Joseph R. Fornieri, Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, a review of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point: Getting Right with the Declaration of Independence, by Lewis E. Lehrman

Equally Not Nothing by Peter Augustine Lawler, Professor of Government at Berry College, Georgia, a review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, by David Bentley Hart

GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War Ancient Asymmetry in "Ways of War" Resurfaces in Clash with Political Islam, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, D.Min.

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making How the U.S. Should Deal with the New Egypt, a commentary by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Study of Islamic Radicalism, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

LEADERSHIP / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership The Great Omission a commentary on praying for our troops and allies, by Major Kevin Cutright, U.S.Army

JFW Blog...When Loyalties Compete: Making the Right Choice, by the editor...What guides members of the armed forces when they face the dilemma of choosing between competing loyalties? At the Leavenworth Ethics Seminar in November 2011, two participants presented a paper on competing loyalties. They defined loyalty as...(select the link above to read the entire blog entry.)

 


Fall 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making

J'Accuse II!--Responding to Growing Anti-Semitism Why Israel's naval blockade of Gaza is justified under international law, by Robert W. Ash, D.Jur., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Associate Professor of Law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Communique in Response to the U.S. 2011 National Strategy on Counterrorism by the American Islamic Leadership Council (AILC)

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Understanding the Religion Clauses in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by John Harmon McElroy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English, Arizona University

LEADERSHIP/Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine Why Modern, Liberal, Pluralistic, Secularist Democracies Cannot Educate Themselves by Thaddeus J. Kozinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities and the Trivium, Wyoming Catholic College, Lander, Wyoming

I expect to post other articles in this edition by the end of November. Send author's inquiries, original manuscripts, or suggestions for relevant content from other sources that should be republished in this journal to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Also look at the new Journal of Faith & War Facebook page and join the conversation about the spiritual domain of national defense decision making and the leadership of military and security forces in the English-speaking nations of the world.


Summer 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Commentary The Right to Be Wrong: For DADT Repeal to work, inclusion and respect must be extended to all by Colonel Al Shine, U.S. Army, Retired, and Colonel Don M. Snider, U.S. Army, Retired, Ph.D.

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership The Religious Rights of Those in Uniform by Jay Alan Sekulow, D.Jur., Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Robert W. Ash, D.Jur., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Associate Professor of Law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia

GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature

Qur'anic Concepts of the Ethics of War: Challenging the Claims of Islamic Aggressiveness by Joel Hayward, Ph.D., Dean of the Royal Air Force College and Head of the Air Power Studies Division of London College
Conservatism, Christianity and the Revitalization of Europe by Lee Congdon, Ph.D, M.A., Professor Emeritus, James Madison University

GOD, MAN and WAR / The History of War The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, by Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the USA, remarks presented in Normandy at services on the 40th anniversary of D-Day


Spring 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making The Role of Religion in National Security Policy since 9/11, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jonathan E. Shaw, U.S. Army, M.Div., S.T.M., Command Chaplain, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy M. Browning, U.S. Air Force, M.Div., D.Min., M.S., Deputy Commandant, U.S. Air Force Chaplains' Corps College

LEADERSHIP / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership
A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min.

Scroll down to gain access to the major features that have been published in the Winter 2010/11, Fall 2010, Spring 2010 and Fall 2009 editions of JFW.

 

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2010 and 2009 Editions
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Winter 2010/11

 

GOD, MAN and WAR/God and Human Nature The Moral Foundations of Society by Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain
GOD, MAN and WAR/The History of War Christianity, the West, and Just War in the Twenty-First Century, by Peter Lee, PhD, King's College London, Lecturer in Air Power Studies at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

NATIONAL SECURITY/Strategic Leadership The Problem of Assessing Torture by Daniel R. Heimbach, Ph.D., Professor of Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA

NATIONAL SECURITY/Strategic Decision Making Thinking Seriously about Institutions, A review of On Thinking Institutionally, author Hugh Heclo (2008), by Andrew Taylor, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at North Carolina State University. This review was published in Modern Age journal, Spring 2010.
LEADERSHIP/Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine

The Army Profession of Arms, a U.S. Army White Paper

"Calling" and the Military Profession: Part 3 of 3, by Lieutenant Colonel Scott Frickenstein, U.S. Air Force

LEADERSHIP/Practicing and Mentoring Leadership Thinking Christianly about Career: A personal odyssey by Al Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired

JFW Blog: Thinking about the Profession of Arms is an attempt to develop a dialogue about this White Paper. Send comments on the following question, or other related topics, to the editor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : "What are the spiritual beliefs and attitudes that undergird, shape and support the U.S. Army's Core Values, its ethic, its culture and its professional relationships and responsibilities? (You may also focus your responses on other services or other national armed forces.)


Fall 2010

GOD, MAN and WAR: God and Human Nature A Time to Stand: The Christian Faith and the Conflict of Civilizations by Os Guiness, D.Phil, Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum
GOD, MAN and WAR: History of War

Ancient and Modern Nation Building: The Biblical Model for the American Experience by Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary for Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2001-2004

Freedom and Justice in Islam by Bernard Lewis, Ph.D., Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

LEADERSHIP: Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine "Calling" and the Military Profession (Part 2 of 3 parts) by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
LEADERSHIP: Commentary

Thoughts on a New Knighthood by Most Reverend Charles C. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, USA

Paganism, Religious Freedom and Officership: A Christian Military Perspective by Major Jonathan C. Dowty, U.S. Air Force


Spring 2010 Edition

GOD, MAN AND WAR: God and Human Nature Biblical Perspectives on a Christian's Service in War by Al Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
LEADERSHIP: Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine

Creed and Culture in the American Founding by Bradley C.S. Watson, Ph.D.
"Calling" and the Military Profession (Part 1 of 3 parts) by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force

LEADERSHIP: Practicing and Mentoring Leadership

Influencing Security Operations across a Cultural Boundary by Bruce Sidebotham, Chaplain(Major), U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min
Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service by Lee E. DeRemer, Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Professor, Ethics and Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College

LEADERSHIP: Commentary The Witness of the Soldier Christian by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Faculty, U.S. Army War College

BOOK REVIEW: “Humanism on Trial” by Hugh Mercer Curtler, Ph.D. A review of The Wreck of Western Culture, by John Carroll, reprinted from Modern Age journal


Fall 2009: Inaugural Edition This journal focuses on the innately spiritual nature of leadership in the formulation and execution of national security policies in the English-speaking nations of the world. For more info on the Journal please see the items in “About JFW” in the Main Menu at left. Here is what we offer as we begin the first edition:

GOD, MAN AND WAR: God and Human Nature

The Problem of Universal Ethics for Christian Pacifists, by Professor Daniel R. Heimbach, Ph.D.
Religious Perceptions of the Just War and Military Ethics, by Colonel Ivar Hellberg, British Army, Retired

GOD, MAN AND WAR: History of War The Future of Western War, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D.

NATIONAL SECURITY: Strategic Decision Making Faith, Reason and the War Against Jihadism, by George Weigel

NATIONAL SECURITY: Strategic Leadership

Christianity, Virtue, and the Intelligence Profession, by Colonel Charles A. “Tony” Pfaff, U.S. Army

Reacting to the Coming Changes in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), by Colonel Don M. Snider, U.S. Army, Retired, Ph.D.

LEADERSHIP: Developing Leadership Doctrine Story and Community: Vital Keys for a Christian Approach to Military Ethics in the 21st Century, by Reverend Dr. Victor Dobbin, Major General, British Army, Retired
LEADERSHIP: Practicing and Mentoring Leadership Pointing North: Lessons Learned by an Infantry Platoon Commander in Afghanistan, by First Lieutenant Patrick “Paddy” Bury

Book Review: The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment: Michael Burleigh as Historian of “Political Religion,” by Professor Daniel J. Mahoney, Ph.D.


The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve--or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff.

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About the Journal of Faith and War
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by Don Martin Jr., Publisher and Editor

Welcome to the Journal of Faith and War. This journal focuses on the innately spiritual nature of leadership in the formulation and execution of national security policies in the English-speaking nations of the world.

Our era is increasingly characterized by religious skepticism, secularization and moral relativism in the West. Thus those who will govern, direct, educate, lead and inspire the defense and security forces of our nations need to integrate the truths of their faith into their judgments, decisions and actions.

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Call for Content
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We seek articles, monographs, reports, essays, commentaries and reviews for publication in future editions of this Journal. We publish both original manuscripts and reprints of previously-published articles that are relevant to the focus and scope of this journal. Send letters of inquiry or completed manuscripts to the following email address:

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These guidelines offer a comprehensive understanding of the kinds of articles we are seeking.  We welcome manuscripts from those of major faiths who are committed to the ideals of the English-speaking nations and to the moral/ethical values of their armed forces. Potential authors should contact the editor with any questions about writing for JFW.

Instead of waiting for a complete edition of each issue of JFW before publishing it, we will publish articles as they are approved and ready. As each edition is completed, it will be placed in the JFW archives. We envision a period of three to four months for completion of each edition before it is placed in the archives. Also, the major categories of Journal content are accessible through the Main Menu on the home page.

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