Over at the Forgotten Ways I recently made the observation that just war theology is heavily intertwined with Constantinianism. I prefer a more subversive path. If I could indulge in rephrasing a popular saying, Christ calls us to be in the state but not of the state; to be a contrast community, not a co-dependant community. Am I being too provocative? Consider just when and how just war theology arose. Missional ecclesiology for me necessarily involves a rejection of the way of the sword in favour of the way of the cross.