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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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The opposite of terrorism is not calm or, security. The opposite of terrorism is courage.

The opposite of terrorism is not calm or, security. The opposite of terrorism is courage. The prayer above and the resource to the right, can be used as a responsive reading with friends, a church or can be used for personal prayer. It moved me to tears. The quote above…

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The Anabaptist Comma: Apostles Creed Through an Anabaptist Lens

This post was originally published here at Emmanuel Mennonite Church’s blog and was written by our pastor and a fantastic writer and teacher April Yamasaki. I first heard about this idea when David Augsburger visited Emmanuel Mennonite Church a few years back. I’m encouraged by these thoughts and encourage others to think…

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The lost sheep: The gospel of today’s peace and human rights advocacy

This is a powerful reflection by my adopted sister Regina Mondez. She’s a peacebuilder and human rights advocate in the context of the Communist party of the Philippines and the National Government. This article has a great insight into the oppresses people of the world and the desire of Jesus…

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International Women’s Day (2015): Can women be church leaders?

Last week my wife, Christina, wrote a fantastic blog about our daughter, called Dreams for My Daughter on International Women’s Day. Christina hopes that Teyah will be a woman with choices, strong opinions and deep convictions. This is the example we’ve seen in scripture and from our family leaders. In the recent history of…

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Peace Theology Was a Journey for me, Are You On a Journey to Find It?

My journey of discovering Biblical Peace Theology happened while reading scripture with Bangsamoro Muslim friends in the southern Philippines. I listened to their history, a history of oppressed people, from their perspective and in it I learned to hear Jesus message of peace, hope and salvation in the bible with…