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Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
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Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is the author of The World Is Not Ours To Save: Finding the Freedom to Do Good and Brand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumerist Age.

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President Obama's Hiroshima Apology

(2) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 7:33 AM


From: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
To: President Barack Obama
Cc: Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications
Re: that draft of Hiroshima remarks you were looking for

[To be delivered as written]

I've come to Hiroshima to say that I'm sorry.

Oh, wait....

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The Moral Cost of Nuclear Terrorism

(10) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 7:03 AM

If ISIS gets a nuclear bomb, the planet loses a city. World leaders gathering for the Nuclear Security Summit this month in Washington know this, and that's what they'll be trying to prevent - by shoring up the shaky international system for keeping nuclear materials out of terrorist hands.

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Why David Brooks Is Dead Wrong on the Iran Deal

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:47 AM

David Brooks has done with common-sense conservatism what his New York Times colleague Tom Friedman has done with taxi-driver conversations in foreign capitals: made a career of it. He does it well, too, often coming across like one of the rare grown-ups in the rumpus room of contemporary U.S. political...

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Stanislav Petrov Saved Your Life and Mine

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 4:59 PM

This morning I woke up as I usually do, to the sounds of my daughter babbling through the baby monitor. I heated her milk and watched her happily slurp it down. I put the coffee on while my wife prepared for work. It was a morning like any other, filled...

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Calling All Nuclear Values Voters

(85) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 1:56 PM

When President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney debated foreign policy in Florida on Monday, they sparred over which man would better handle the threat of nuclear breakout in Iran -- despite the fact that their differences on the issue are more a matter of rhetorical emphasis than substance.


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Hiroshima's Lessons: The Air Force, Just War and Nuclear Weapons

(184) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 12:21 AM

Faced with secular activists' furor over the separation of church and state, the Air Force recently shelved a mandatory ethics training for nuclear missile officers following a report that the session employed Christian theology and Bible verses.

But for those who believe that religious values have a place in our...

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A Prayer for Japan

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 8:08 PM

It is too soon for meaning-making with the ongoing crisis in Japan. There will be time later to determine its ramifications for the world economy, for the future of the much-vaunted "nuclear renaissance." But now is not that time. The living are still finding their dead, or seeking and not...

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The Most Important Treaty You've Never Heard Of

(6) Comments | Posted February 20, 2011 | 12:22 PM

Last month, Bishop Elias Taban, head of the Sudan Evangelical Alliance, wrote an urgent plea to Christians in the West:

"It is time for guns to be buried and churches, schools, and medic clinics to be built on the graves of guns. ... We need your continued prayers for the...
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Hiroshima and the Transfiguration: A Meditation

(22) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 6:52 AM

It must be one of the extraordinary accidents of history that the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, which marks the annual Feast of the Transfiguration for Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Christians around the world. As Matthew's Gospel describes the Transfiguration:

After six days Jesus took with...
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Going Nuclear: Young Christians Redefine Evangelical Politics

(17) Comments | Posted April 29, 2009 | 4:52 PM

The story of the "broadening evangelical agenda" -- evangelicals' political engagement with issues such as climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS -- reached a new level of visibility in 2006 with the devastating mid-term losses by Congressional Republicans, even in blood-red districts. President Obama's doubling of John Kerry's support among young...

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