The End of Sacrifice: The Eucharist as Christ’s Nonviolent Presence

In this post, I want to explore the connection between Rene Girard’s view of sacrifice and the nonviolent empowerment of the church through the Eucharist. Before I do, here are a couple of my assumptions. Christianity, in its ideal form, is absolutely committed to nonviolence. In Christendom (and some years prior) our fore-bearers gave into [Read More...]

How to pledge allegiance to Jesus on Election Day

Excerpt from Mark Schloneger on CNN.com: Our fears, our hopes, our worries and our struggles are the currency that buys our votes. And how do politicians and their supporters acquire this precious currency? They invest billions of dollars to foment fear, inspire hope, create worry and exploit our struggles. It’s a power play. Some of [Read More...]

Christian Politics – Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it!

Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it! That’s how I’d summarize the role of Christians in this politically loaded season. Our hope for a better world is not in our political bantering. [Read more...]

A Post for Passover! Exodus / Passover Motifs in the New Testament… “The Cups” (repost)

Yesterday evening at sundown began the ancient festival of the Passover. As you may remember, this is the celebration that retells the story of the Hebrews being liberated from their bondage in Egypt. The theme of “exodus” is one that has often been overlooked by Christians, but is one that we must not ignore if [Read More...]


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