Articles

June 28, 2019

Violence and Nationalism

Exerts from Violence: Reflections from a Christian Perspective by Jacques Ellul Violence seems to be the great temptation in the church and among Christians today. Thirty years […]
June 27, 2019

Why Does the NT Not Denounce Military Service?

From the book: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross by Greg Boyd. The Allegation The […]
June 27, 2019

Why Did Jesus Tell Disciples to Arm Themselves?

From the book: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross by Greg Boyd. Another frequently cited […]
May 27, 2019

Who Would Jesus Kill?

War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition by Mark Allman The question of whether Jesus was divine wasn’t settled until 325; the debate over the doctrine of […]
May 27, 2019

Obeying Jesus at the Most Fundamental Level

A simple thesis: ‘Jesus practiced nonviolent enemy-love to his own death and Matthew presents this teaching as a commandment to be obeyed by his disciples.’ Mt […]
May 27, 2019

Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously

Brandan Robertson, Huffpost Cultural Commentator, Activist, Pastor, and Author, Feb. 2015. “Love Your Enemies and Bless Those Who Persecute You” Matthew 5:44 ESV It seems like […]