When Violence Hits Home: “sparing the rod,” spanking, & peaceful parenting

[Kurt's Editor Note: The following article, written by Rachel Boldwyn, reflects my general approach to spanking. Lauren and I have no plans to spank our daughter, for the reasons listed in this article and for various other reasons. With that said, we need to offer grace and understanding in this area. I have no interest [Read More...]

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 the questions that got asked had to do with Paul’ approach to Christian converts in the military. The question was: Question 2 from Joshua Gillies: “What would Paul say to a Christian serving in the military?” I’ve always known that [Read More...]

What if Bonhoeffer really didn’t try to kill Hitler? [a new theory]

I didn’t come across this topic until this morning as I was reading a friend’s blog [check out David Marshall's good work on theology]. Scot McKnight, back in November, discussed a new book called Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking (BakerAcademic, 2013). Written by Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony G. Siegrist, and Daniel P. [Read More...]

Baby Jesus meek and mild, overthrew an empire – Wild!

 *A version of this article was originally posted on Dec 20, 2010 Baby Jesus Meek and Mild // Pray for me an Orphan Child // Be my strength, be my friend // Be with me until the end Perhaps you remember this prayer from childhood that kids would say around Christmas time. Well, kids… buckle [Read More...]


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