Hey friends. You may remember that I spoke at a conference a couple months back. It was an honor to share this moment with many excellent voices for peace and justice: Plenary 1: A Fresh Encounter with Jesus, with Greg Boyd, Meghan Good, and Brian Zahnd Plenary 2: A Radical Approach to Community, with Bruxy [Read More…]
Revelation is a book of hope.
Revelation is a book of sacrifice.
Revelation is a book of gardens and cities.
Revelation is a book that exposes violence.
Revelation is a book that calls out empires.
Revelation is a book that summons us into a better way of being human.
Revelation is a book that features, front and center, a slaughtered lamb. [Read more…]
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…]
Last night we continued in our series at Pangea Communities called Threads. This is a look at our core values as a church and how when we weave them together, they produce what Paul calls “a tapestry of love.” [PODCAST] The value we covered in our latest worship gathering is STORY–We choose to live into [Read More…]