Nonviolence 101 – Other Key Passages that Deal With Violence [White Horses, New Testament Soldiers, & Swords] (part 6)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– Now that we have looked at the two key texts in the New Testament that address the issue of nonviolence, there are other [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – Submit to the Sword, but Do Not Carry One! [Romans 12-13] (part 5)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– Perhaps the most appealed to text in the New Testament to call into question any nonviolent readings of Jesus is Romans 13.  When [Read More...]

A Call to Biblical Pentecost (Guest Post – Josh Vestal)

If you are unfamiliar with Pentecostal theology, let’s just say we put a lot of emphasis on the moving of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I wonder if we put too much emphasis on the moving of the Holy Spirit. A church meeting in my faith tradition can sometimes get a bit out of hand, with [Read More...]

The Story of God & Capital Campaigns (Guest Post – Author, Sean Gladding)

There’s this story in Luke’s Gospel. Jesus is in the Temple with the disciples, and he’s watching people drop money into the treasury coffers. After some rich guys drop in sacks that make a nice jingle when they hit the pile beneath, an old woman drops in two small coins that barely make a sound. [Read More...]