Who Would Jesus Shoot?
On November 12, 2014, the Director of the McDonald Centre, Prof. Nigel Biggar, participated in a debate on the theological legitimacy of war entitled “Who Would Jesus Shoot?” with Dr Thomas Yoder Neufeld, a Mennonite theologian and author of Jesus and the Subversion of Violence. This event was co-sponsored by Bloomsbury central Baptist Church.
Around 160 people attended the event, which was held at Union Chapel in, London, and chaired by Karen Stallard, minister at Union Chapel and a member of the Anabaptist Network steering committee, and Simon Barrow, co-director of the Christian political think-tank Ekklesia. One attendee reported that it was ‘the best, most constructive public conversation about peace and war from a Christian perspective that I think I’ve ever been part of.’
Listen to the event here: