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...]

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty

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Now is the time to begin teaching people that following Jesus means we must oppose the death penalty. Here are 5 reasons why: [Read more...]

Literal or Metaphoric? (or are we asking the wrong question entirely?)

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While I love the debates on whether or not a particular passage in scripture is intended to be taken literally or metaphorically, lately I’ve been wondering if after all this time, we’re simply asking the wrong set of questions. Back in February I had the opportunity to attend the Justice Conference with one of my [Read More...]

Real vs. Fake Christian Persecution: how you can spot the difference

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One of my biggest pet peeves in this world, is when folks in my tribe play the “persecution” card. On one hand, we can’t help it– we’ve been programmed to label any negative experience related to our faith in the category of “persecution”. However, we should know better– and should know that this is actually [Read More...]

Why July 4th Troubles Me: my loyalty is somewhere else.

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As I logged onto Facebook today, I saw the predictable and obligatory independence posts clogging my news feed. Offensive images of the American flag with scripture scrawled about, countless posts about how “great” we are, and a host of other pro-American jargon that simply doesn’t represent what should be the humble attitude of Jesus followers. [Read More...]

Why Christians Can’t Defend The Actions of George Zimmerman

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  On February 26, 2012 George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Each day for the foreseeable future, the 24 hour news networks will inundate us with the daily news as he now goes to trial for the murder of 17 year old, Trayvon Martin. When this senseless killing first took place, [Read More...]

Prince of Peace or God of War? Liberty University cashes in on war profitability (and what sojourners left out)

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Image (C) Sojourners Magazine In the May edition of Sojourners Magazine, Sojourners reveals that Liberty University- the world’s largest Christian University- has made a disturbing departure from their mission of developing “Christ-centered men and women” in order to cash in on the big business of training war-fighters. This departure from producing students who are “Christ-centered” [Read More...]

Dead hookers and AK-47′s – not God’s country anymore…

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When I lived in Texas for a brief stint in the 90′s, locals commonly referred to their state as “God’s Country”. I can understand the nickname when I think of the many beautiful spots I’ve seen in Texas, but not when I think about the laws in Texas. Or America, for that matter. News from [Read More...]


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