If God Still Smites Places, Texas Is Begging To Be Messed With

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They say “Don’t mess with Texas,” but if God still smites places, they sure are about to tempt him. Now, truth be told, I don’t believe God smites places– I believe Jesus is God, and Jesus obviously doesn’t smite places, but I don’t think that means we should just go around asking for it. Texas [Read More...]

How Violence Is Justified But Homosexuality Is Wrong, When You’re A Biblical Literalist

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I spend a lot of my time discussing Christian discipleship and educating people on the Christian doctrine of nonviolent enemy love. It’s not an easy game, but one that I like playing. One of my joys on the blog has been to watch people transform on the issue of enemy love– there have been so [Read More...]

Remembering to Pray for Terrorists on 9-11

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On this day every year, we remember a tragic day in our nation’s history. It will always be a day etched into my mind, that each year begs the “where were you?” question. While most Americans watched the day unfold in the morning, I watched the towers collapse late in the evening Korean time. I [Read More...]

Duck Dynasty And Dealing With ISIS

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From the Duck Dynasty study Bible perhaps: [Read more...]

10 Things Your Childhood Pastor Didn’t Tell You (But Should Have)

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What things do you know now that you wish your childhood pastor would have told you? As I look back on what I know now, here are 10 things I wish I had known back then: [Read more...]

Iraqi Genocide: Our Violence Got Us Here

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My spirit has been grieved in a way I haven’t experienced before as the situation in Iraq and Syria has turned for the worse as of late, and is now straight up out of control. The ISIS has made amazing strides in gaining power throughout the region, taking over whole areas, and has now begun [Read More...]

Gun Training A Mandatory Part of School? (Yes, Gundamentalists Exist)

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People wonder why I push back against gun culture so hard, and well, the guy in this NRA News video is my answer. The commentary argues from the standpoint that instead of anti-gun policies we need policies that assume people need guns and that “guns make life better”. In the perfect world he describes, people [Read More...]

The Potential Beauty That Could Come From Dying For An Enemy

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As I sit down to write this post I’m realizing that I’m probably going to get branded as “that guy who writes about nonviolence”, but I can think of no core aspect of the message of Jesus that I’d rather talk so much about. Nonviolence is one of those utterly insane ideas that becomes ridiculously [Read More...]

No, Jesus Didn’t Command We Own Weapons

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Perhaps one of the most abused passages in all of scripture these days is Luke 22:36. The issue comes up often, and is a predictable comment that ends up in any thread where I discuss nonviolent enemy love… “But didn’t Jesus command that his disciples carry swords?” To arrive at the position that Jesus endorses [Read More...]

Please Skip That Independence Day Service At Church

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If your church is going to be holding an Independence Day celebration this year, I hope you’ll think this through and decide to skip it. Celebrating Independence Day at church is among what I believe to be the most offensive things we could do in a place that is supposed to be reserved for worshiping [Read More...]


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