Peter Leithart is one of my favorite authors. He has recently written an outstanding book on hermeneutics, called Deep Exegesis. I heartily recommend it to you if you’re interested in issues related to Biblical interpretation in the 21st Century. It’s one of the best books to date on what’s known in the academy as “theological interpretation.” Another great book of his is A House for My Name, which is an introduction to the Old Testament from a Christian perspective. Too often in evangelicalism, people read the OT from a “history of religions” approach where we curiously gaze upon the peculiar Israelites and remind ourselves of how cool it is that we don’t have to kill sheep all the time. That’s not the point of the OT. The point of the OT is Jesus, and Leithart does a good job of bringing that out.
Leithart is also an avid blogger, and he has a series of recent posts where he notes some of the harsher aspects of Just War Theory in practice, Jus in Bello?, Jus in Bello? 2, Jus in Bello Continued. If you’re interested in ethics and what it means to be a Christian in a world at war, he uses good illustrations that point us toward good questions we need to be wrestling with.