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Tag: The Kingdom of God

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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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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Trapping Jesus: When his Kingdom is from out of this World

The conflation of political affiliation and religious devotion isn’t new. In fact, it was one of the earliest traps the enemies of Christ tried to ensnare Him with. Part of the reason Jesus infuriated people in power was because He refused to do their bidding. He served a higher calling…

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Why do Christians who believe in separation of church and state have political opinions?

This is a response to a question I’ve heard often in the past 2 years in the Philippines and countless times online. Rather than responding on a message board I’ll respond publicly and point people to this post in the future. Today the question was raised: “I have always wondered why…

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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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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…

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