Nonviolence 101 – Resistance is Futile… or the Meaning of ἀντιστῆναι (part 2)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– Key Texts Throughout the New Testament there is a common thread of nonviolence.  My goal in this section is to look at several [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – Becoming a People of the “Third Way” (Part 1)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– Throughout my life, I have been part of a unique culture.  This is a group of people who can point to several common [Read More...]

When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows the Empire

Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history.  In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond.  Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure of the Roman Empire that the [Read More...]

WikiLeaks and Pro-Life?

WikiLeaks has been one of the political issues dominating our news and radio in the last couple of weeks.  Almost daily, I hear this issue being discussed in my casual car rides while I listen to NPR. Interestingly, there are two basic opinions about the cables that are being released.  There is one side of [Read More...]


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