My Nonviolent “Tipping Point” – How I Finally Adopted Pacifism

I never liked Anabaptism. In fact, I actively looked for examples of Mennonites that broke away from traditional stances like nonviolence. As a high school student, I can remember taking pride in the church my Grandpa grew up in because a bulletin from the 40’s revealed over twenty young men away fighting in WWII. As [Read More...]

Empire vs. the Neighborhood (Walter Brueggemann)

Another great video from our friends at The Work of the People! Check them out.  This is a great resource for Youth Ministry or church gatherings.  If you are in ministry I highly recommend subscribing to their video club or purchasing the Hi Res videos… Walter Brueggemann on on empire and the liberation of the [Read More...]

I’ll Just Admit It… Why I’m Not a Patriot

*The following is a guest post from Erin Thomas.  Check out her blog! “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22,23). The last four words of this passage — there is no law — are the most [Read More...]

You Might Be A Christian Nationalist If…

Over the past couple of days I read a great book called, Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives (Wilkens and Sanford).  One of the “cultural stories” that this book covers is a common theme on this blog: nationalism.  We live in a nation whose citizens often put the cross and the flag [Read More...]


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