Brandon Meeks

Brandon Meeks

J. Brandon Meeks serves as Theologian-in-Residence for his Anglican parish in Arkansas.

Nationalism, Globalism, and the Ships of Tarshish

There are few things worse than being called a “nationalist” these days. We’ve learned to spell “patriotic” with four letters; we’ve refashioned it as a cultural expletive unsuitable around women, children, and polite company. Globalism is the new gospel; nationalism the new heresy. And the Grand Inquisitors read the roll call of the damned every evening at five o’clock.

Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Veteran’s Day Tribute

Men make war. That is the awful reality that exists in our fallen world. Abel is dead and Cain still lives. We have not yet beaten our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks. But it is also true that war has made men. Good men. Noble men. Honorable men. Men of whom the world is not worthy. Such men are gracious gifts given in order to make the rest of us better men.