Editor's Introduction - The Challenges of Asymmetrical War to Just War Theory: Conversations between Ethicists and Military Chaplains
 This month also brings us a wealth of other writing. Paul Jersild, whose work has often graced these pages, brings us an essay on spirit ethics which concludes "A spirit ethic is confident that the believing community can bring the needed resources to bear in arriving at an informed, compassionate, and wise assessment of each challenging social issue it faces." Kirsi Stjerna surveys the theological writing of Reformation women and finds them parlaying their domestic authority into a compassionate, scripture-based theology. John Stumme plumbs more recent depths in Lutheran history to shed light on the definition of religious organizations included in the Affordable Care Act.
 We close with two of our regular features. Christine Muir Shahan reviews Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy by Eric Metaxas and finds a rousing, inspiring account of the Lutheran saint. Clint Schnekloth offers excellent advice for those preaching in Lent, in his essay entitled "Getting beyond Guilt."
© March 2012
Journal of Lutheran Ethics
Volume 12, Issue 2