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February 26, 2018
God for Guns: A Christian Response to Yet Another School Shooting
...many of those who cling more tightly to their weapons at times like this are...
December 11, 2017
Jesus’ Radical Kingdom Reformation within Judaism (and some stuff about The Reformation)
ust like Luther, and the later reformers 500 years ago, the message of Jesus upset...
March 17, 2015
Politicized Christology in Christianized Politics: “Constantinianism” of “Right” and “Left”
This is a guest post to get us thinking about political discourse as Christians. Thanks...
July 04, 2014
A Liturgy of Confession and Allegiance for July 4th
Litany of Confession & Allegiance [Source] One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins...
June 30, 2014
Christians and July 4th: Celebrate with Kingdom Lenses – Not Americanized Ones
For the past several years I have publicly discussed why I tend to avoid associating...
May 25, 2014
A Pacifist’s Prayer on Memorial Day
God, help us to remember… …that life is a gift. To call it a gift...
January 23, 2014
Where I disagree with N.T. Wright: Paul, Soldiers, & Leaving Violent Professions Behind
Recently, an edition of "Ask N.T. Wright" was release via his Facebook Page. One of...
December 18, 2013
Baby Jesus meek and mild, overthrew an empire – Wild!
*A version of this article was originally posted on Dec 20, 2010 Baby Jesus Meek...
September 05, 2013
A Pacifist View of Syria that You Might not Expect
I really appreciate Greg Boyd's clarity and wisdom on the issue of Syria. Here's an...
August 15, 2013
Fight: “Erasing Hell” co-author defends nonviolence in a new book!
Preston Sprinkle, co-author of Erasing Hell (with Francis Chan), has written a book that ought...
May 27, 2013
Re-Membering Memorial Day with Love
photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info Remember… …that life is a gift....
April 15, 2013
North Korea may bomb the hell out of us and blow us to smithereens, yet we will cling to the instability of hope
***I wrote this article prior to the events in Boston, otherwise my title would...
April 01, 2013
America’s Unforgivable Youth: What Lupe Fiasco can Teach the Church
Growing up, I developed a love for rap music. Yep. Many of you are shocked....
March 21, 2013
Comfortable Idolatry? – Padding our prayer benches in the flag
Here is more evidence of nationalism in our culture. This couldn't be further from anything...
March 19, 2013
Is preaching nonviolence bad for evangelism?
Many in the evangelical realm, especially pastors and lay leaders committed to church growth, believe...
February 27, 2013
Are you anti-American or simply trans-national?
One of the things that I've been accused of on a few occasions is being...
February 06, 2013
Confronted by Peace: the surprise of nonviolence is leading my friend out of the army
KURT: An Email I received on July 25, 2012 -- MATT YOUNG (20-year-old soldier): Sir,...
February 04, 2013
Drone Strikes: the New Crucifixion
[Yesterday and Today on Pangea, I'm highlighting an important issue: Drone Strikes. Our nation increasingly...
February 03, 2013
From the Sky: a film about drone strikes, family, and resistance
[Editor's Note from Kurt Willems: Today and tomorrow on Pangea, I'm highlighting an important issue:...
January 24, 2013
Following Jesus: The Best Gun Control Ever!
The Central Valley of California is similar to most of rural America. It’s an area...
January 21, 2013
Cornel West on why MLK’s Bible shouldn’t be used at the inauguration of Obama
Cornell West is a voice that I always listen to. I can't, a white middle-class...
January 16, 2013
My Nonviolent “Tipping Point” – How I Finally Adopted Pacifism
I never liked Anabaptism. In fact, I actively looked for examples of Mennonites that broke...
January 09, 2013
The Ugly Beauty of the Kingdom of God
Much in the world is ugly. Ugliness manifests itself in ways that we hope never...
January 01, 2013
From the Margins: Following Jesus in a post-Christian culture
[This article originally appeared in winter 2012 issue of In Part, the magazine for the...
November 05, 2012
Why do (or don’t) you identify with a political party?
It seems to me that Jesus had an interesting habit: critiquing both sides. He was...
November 04, 2012
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...
November 02, 2012
After the election of a new President, we will still…
*To be clear, I did not write this. I do think it is making a...
October 29, 2012
How an author of ‘Jesus for President’ can also be Roman Catholic: From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
I’m thrilled to tell you about a book that is out called From Willow Creek...
October 18, 2012
The Impossibility of Being President and Following Jesus
Content Director's Note: This post is a part of our Election Month at Patheos feature....
October 01, 2012
Giving away 20 free copies of Red Letter Revolution by Claiborne and Campolo
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