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…]

If Jesus is a pansy, I want to be one too – Reflections on Christlikeness

Recently a pastor wrote an article about why God is not a pacifist. Not only so, he argued that Jesus (the “God-human”) is also not a pacifist and never taught such. He went on to claim that Jesus wasn’t a “pansy,”[1] as though being a pacifist equates one to this derogatory title. [Note: I, personally [Read More…]

Re-Membering Memorial Day with Love

photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info Remember… …that life is a gift. To call it a gift is to imply that we did not earn it. Life is grace. Peace preserves life. So on this Memorial Day weekend we remember that God’s intention for this world is shalom. This would be a [Read More…]