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February 11, 2013
When “Top Gun” becomes a pacifist
In 1986 when I was a senior in high school, a new movie was released...
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 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 19, 2012
What can we learn from the early church? – Living like the first Christians
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is a church consultant and former Chief Operating Officer of Sojourners...
October 29, 2012
How an author of ‘Jesus for President’ can also be Roman Catholic: From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
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October 18, 2012
The Impossibility of Being President and Following Jesus
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Nonviolence is the answer the Middle East is looking for… but no one knows about it!
I think the title will make more sense once you watch this short Ted Talk....
October 01, 2012
Giving away 20 free copies of Red Letter Revolution by Claiborne and Campolo
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August 31, 2012
Greg Boyd on the Old Testament as a Shadow of the New
FROM GREG BOYD AT REKNEW: “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you...
July 04, 2012
Just Jesus & Unjust July 4th: Why I Don’t Celebrate Independence Day (Annual Unpopular Post)
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July 03, 2012
Bringing Down Gun Violence with Holy Rage!
Bringing Down Gun Violence with Holy Rage By James Atwood Children in the United States...
June 21, 2012
A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Common Questions about Christian Nonviolence
I believe that the New Testament clearly teaches that kingdom people ought to refuse violence...
June 14, 2012
Forsaking Power and Violence: How Radical-Reformers Lived the Politics of Jesus
As our society becomes more secular and cynical of the institutional church, the nonviolent way...
June 12, 2012
Why I voted for Jesus instead of Obama in the primary
Why I voted for Jesus instead of Obama in the primary… Because, obviously, President Obama...
May 24, 2012
RE-Membering Memorial Day
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March 28, 2012
Shane Claiborne on What the Gospel is FOR! (video interview)
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March 26, 2012
Hero of War: “Rise Against” Violence or Lose Your Humanity
Many of us dream of becoming a hero. To be the one who saves the...
March 22, 2012
America Loves a Bully and the Acceptance of Violence in Movies
FROM ADAM LEIPZIG AT CULTURAL WEEKLY: Joan Graves, head of the MPAA’s ratings board, writing...
March 08, 2012
Indicting Violence: A Pacifist Review of The Hunger Games
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February 07, 2012
They Called Me a Communist
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January 23, 2012
Ron Paul: The Anti-War Candidate Who Will Start New Wars
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January 17, 2012
Nonviolent Marches are Silly Dr. King – History Wins!
Thanks to David Fitch for pointing me to this video of Dr. Martin Luther King...
January 11, 2012
An Anabaptist Hero and Martyr: Michael Sattler
The following is all quoted from Anabaptists.org After the death of Conrad Grebel (1526) and...
January 04, 2012
I’m Mennonite… and Finally Became Anabaptist: Embracing our Mission to Post-Christian America
I’m a Mennonite. Yes, it’s true. Mennonite even in the “ethnic” sense. In fact,...
December 30, 2011
Jesus vs Jehovah – The Problem of Violence in the OT in Light of a Nonviolent Jesus (Greg Boyd)
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