Repurposed for Peace: Christmas, Crucifixion & Reconciliation

They shall beat swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, [nor] learn war anymore. Isaiah 2.4 (NRSV) I have a bottle topper that says: “Recycled from disarmed nuclear weapon systems.” Its opposite reads: “Make wine not war.” Whether you drink wine or not this image is [Read More...]

Saturday Night Live Goes to Christmas Church Service (Hilarious!)

This is one of those things… I just had to share. Check it out. Laugh a lot! [Read more...]

Ethical Children’s Books for the Christian Activist Family

In this post, I’ve attempted to create a list of books for families who are followers of the way of Jesus. As Christians, we are called to foster the imaginations of our children so that they will know of God’s heart for reconciliation, peacemaking, and justice. Although I don’t have a long list to offer here, [Read More...]

Jesus was Born in Bethlehem, NOT Rome: Choosing to Lose the “War for Christmas”

Each year Christmas comes along and so do various controversies. Yesterday, my friend Jeff Clarke wrote: However, when we post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram our demand for people toKeep Christ in Christmas, we are in that moment displaying a degree of arrogance, not humility. Instead of pointing people to the humble birth of the incarnate God, [Read More...]


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