The Global Immersion Project – everyday peacemakers. global conflict. #IsraelPalestine

Kurt’s Introduction: Some of you may already know, I’m currently preparing for a trip to Israel/Palestine. Not only is it a dream come true to get to walk where Jesus walked, but this trip is quite intentional – learning from peacemakers in the region to become more of a peacemaker myself.  For the past several [Read More...]

God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”

When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it as our tool of death instead of God’s tool for bringing life. And so the story goes… I can remember a scene in the movie Independence Day.  The drunken dad turned heroic father, Russell Case, chooses to sacrifice his life [Read More...]

If the Spirit took the lead…

Throughout the New Testament we find that the Holy Spirit takes an active role in the story of the people of God. The Spirit actively works throughout the cosmos, the church, and persons to lead this world toward its eventual goal: new creation. Yet in my own experiences I often assign a passive role to [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – Concluding Thoughts and Exhortations (part 9)

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. ————————————– Convinced of the theology of nonviolence, I have embraced the essence of my Anabaptist roots.  It would be arrogant to assume that my [Read More...]