The 21st century has been plagued by the problem of terrorism. Violence done in the name of religious and political ideology (by people who do not represent their governments) has become a crisis issue, while people victimized by terrorism—both strong and vulnerable—struggle to answer with widespread success. In the wake of this new reality, Christians need to reflect on what the proper response of the church should be. Certainly there have been strong proponents of both just war theory and pacifism, however, the church must respond in a way that carefully considers Scripture and is thoroughly grounded in Christian tradition.
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