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Setting the Table: Resources for the Church to Become the Reconciling People of God.

This is a resource post. For more Christian Peacebuilding Resources check out the resources page. I recently had an awesome afternoon with a woman tired from working in a Christian institution. She was a staff member at a prominent Christian school in the United States or America and burnt out…

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Biblical Justice and Participation in Injustice: Coal Dust Anyone?

You and I are part of systems that support an unjust world. It doesn’t need to stay that way. Biblical justice calls us to be part of reconciling and restoring the world. If the world couldn’t be restored then The Creator wouldn’t have bothered coming into the world as a…

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My Crisis & Starting Point: Finding Life as a Christian Peacebuilder

My journey to discovering that peacebuilding and reconciliation are the center of the good news Jesus embodied started in the picture below. Mandeville Jamaica. This is Stones Hope. It was an old coffee plantation that started in the early 1800. Now it’s a small YWAM bible school for international students and an elementary…

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A Guided Prayer Exercise: Prayer for Peace

Scroll down for the exercise Enemies and prayer Jesus taught his disciples about how his Kingdom works in the Sermon on the Mount (1). In it he gave specific instructions about actions towards enemies. His instructions don’t make any sense unless he’s really my king. The world teaches me to overpower others.…

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War on Drugs: A Christian Pastor’s response to Kian delos Santos’ Killing

Parents should never have to bury their own child. Worst than burying a child is seeing the physical violence, scars and bullet wounds, on your son’s body because the police killed him. I imagine this is how the Creator God felt looking at Jesus on the cross. Click Here for…

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PODCAST// Sabbath as Resistance: Walter Brueggemann on Becoming Radical Christians Who Love God and Our Neighbour

Charlottesville. I lament the pain and injustice that we are seeing there and all around the world. The world needs peace, but how do we get there? Listen to the Walter Brueggemann interview here Non-religious peacebuilding is mostly based on skills and tactics. These have been a major focus of…

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Jesus is my President: Jesus and his disciples gave us a choice

All people who consider the Creator God have a choice to make. We have to consider who Jesus is. We need to decide if Jesus was God walking on earth showing exactly who God is, and speaking to use with the Creator God’s voice. We need to decide if he…

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