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Category: Peace and Reconciliation Theology and the Mission of God

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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Book Summary – The Early Church on Killing: What Did the Early Church Teach about War and Killing?

This is part 1 of a 2 part series about the early church, killing and violence. Read part 2 here. I recently finished Ronald J. Sider’s book “The Early Church on Killing.” He gathered all of the 2000 year old early church source data for Christians today to summarise the early…

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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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I Will Build My Church: Encouragement for Church Planters

I Will Build My Church from Union Church of Manila on Vimeo. I love creating community! That’s what church planting really is. Creating a community who takes care of a place and loves it because God loves that place and it’s people to. This sermon highlights that and the simple message that…

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