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Category: Divine Interruptions: Stories and Hope

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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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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MJ Sharp: A Christian Peacebuilder Who Gave Himself to Serve Others

A few days ago Michael “MJ” Sharp a Mennonite Christian Peacebuilder was killed while working for local peace and development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with local church leaders and the United Nations. His best friend is a Church-mate of ours in British Columbia, Canada. His parents are…

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A Biblical Challenge to Empire: A Recap of “Biag, Buhay Kinabuhi: Valuing Life, Denouncing Killing”

On Oct 29th Manila groups gathered to show unity and affirm the value of every human life. The Philippines war on drugs had created a local culture of violence. It has devalued the lives of people with addictions. We believe the church, and all people, need to act and show…

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CS Lewis on Writing: A personal letter to a child asking for writing advice.

This was originally posted here My boys and I just finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis’s writing is so clear even though his english is from a different era. My wife and I laugh about how the english in the books have effected our boys over the last 4…

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The Reasons Mennonite World Conference 2016 Excited Me

This was a vlog I made from the trip: Sixty-six nations gathering in the same place to celebrate their unity and diversity excites me! (66 is how many were there in 2003.) Does that excited you? Between July 19th – 26th the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) will gather in Pennsylvania…

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Powerful Prayer: A Mennonite Pastor who recently avoided execution

I just ready this story on the Mennonite World Conference website and I had to share it! It’s wonderful to see how prayer unites brothers and sisters across political, and doctrinal lines. I praise and thank God for the boldness of this woman to stand up to a squad of…

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