The Rise of Christian Conscience

At a recent gathering of 200 top military leaders at the National War College, a revealing statement was made: "The greatest challenge to all that we do now comes from within the churches." The speaker was a high-ranking general who went on to say, "A whole new way of thinking is developing in the churches, and we have to know what to do with it."

The person who reported the story to me said the speaker's posture was not so much hostile as it was deeply concerned. The general held up copies of books from the emerging Christian peace movement and urged his listeners to read them. "No one should remain in the service unless they deal with the arguments of these books."

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