Is preaching nonviolence bad for evangelism?

Many in the evangelical realm, especially pastors and lay leaders committed to church growth, believe that proclaiming the revolutionary vision of nonviolence and Kingdom allegiance is antithetical to evangelism. In other words, some folks (with good intentions) worry that emphasizing an Anabaptist (peace and justice) ethic might make the Gospel unattractive in our American context. [Read More...]

Are you anti-American or simply trans-national?

One of the things that I’ve been accused of on a few occasions is being anti-american. This, of course, is absurd. Am I anti-self? I’m an american myself, for goodness sake, and I have no inclination to renounce my citizenship or turn in my passport. I didn’t see Apostle Paul do that with his Roman [Read More...]

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, I have recently been reading your blog. I find it very interesting and obviously counter-cultural. I have taken particular interest in your series on nonviolence (Nonviolence 101). A little about me. I was raised in a Christian home, am the [Read More...]

Drone Strikes: the New Crucifixion

[Yesterday and Today on Pangea, I'm highlighting an important issue: Drone Strikes. Our nation increasingly uses unmanned drones to "hit" targets in the so-called war on terror. In the process, many innocent women, men, and children have been unjustly killed. An unfortunate side-effect of this (beyond death itself) is the reputation these unjust attacks bring [Read More...]


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