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Origami Elephants - August 8, 2014

Israel, Gaza and Just War

Israel, Gaza and Just War

Bryne and JR. return from busy summers to dive into the conflict between Israel and Gaza. We explore the history of the region, what's at stake for both sides and land on a discussion of Just War. Is violence ever morally permissible? Is Pacifism an effective, realistic alternative to violence? How can we become peacemakers?

From Series: "Origami Elephants Season 1"

Origami Elephants celebrates the tension between beauty and certainty. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room - the topics we either avoid or fight about. Bryne, JR. and their guests choose instead to investigate the elephants, to let them draw us together rather than divide.

More From "Origami Elephants Season 1"

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In This Episode

0:00 – Catching Up and Getting Over Illness
3:30 – Not Valentine’s Day (So What is It?)
8:30 – 25th Anniversary of “The People vs. Larry Flynt”
13:00 – Megan Phelps Leaving Westboro Baptist Church
23:00 – The Papal Resignation and our Pope Names
31:30 – Episode VII (Star Wars, not StoryMen)
33:00 – Lent and Fasting
41:00 – A Little Bit of Valentine’s Day

Episode Links

Books & Films:

Kevin Smith’s film Red State

Blog Posts and Articles:

Clay’s USA History Guy
Matt’s posts on 40 Days of Fasting
JR.’s Guide to Lent

Megan Phelps Leaves Westboro
Clay’s post: Jesus Loves Porn Stars
I Know You’re Cheating On Me!
The Pope and Twitter
Clay’s Zombified Warm Bodies review
JR.’s Less-Zombified Warm Bodies review

Find Matt Mikalatos at:

Blog: The Burning Hearts Revolution
Amazon Author Page

Find Clay Morgan at:

Blog: Clay Writes
Amazon Author Page

Find JR. Forasteros at:

Sermon Podcast and World Religions Podcast

Music for the Podcast:

Creative Commons License Spinnin’ by Alex is licensed under a Attribution (3.0).

By JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.