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Did Jesus Christ teach nonviolence? Was Jesus Christ modeling nonviolent change?

The world changes leaders change their lives, influence their neighbourhoods and effect their communities. But, change always creates conflict. Jesus Christ is one of history’s greatest change makers. He also created a conflict with leaders who eventually killed him. But did Jesus Christ teach nonviolence as his model for sustainable…

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Are Christian politicians called to imitate Jesus? What about justice with the sword and ordering creation?

A photo posted by Melissa Vincent (@misvincent) on Oct 20, 2015 at 4:55am PDT In a discussion about politicians and Christians this became a central question. Christians are not called to imitate Jesus in everything he did. But, Christians are called to do some things he didn’t do, for example, have children. And…

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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…