Nonviolence 101 – Your Coat, A Longer Walk, & Love Your Enemies (part 4)

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. ————————————– The Shirt off Your Back, and then Some! This second scenario envisions a situation where a creditor takes a poor person to court [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – Activating the Nonviolent Imagination (part 3)

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. ————————————– The Nonviolent Imagination If a command to not use violent force is indeed how Jesus opens up this section of the sermon, then [Read More...]

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...]


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