Category Archives: Peace

Biblical Justice vs. Human Justice I’m afraid we don’t understand what justice is. I think many of us get our idea of justice from Hollywood action movies (getting even with our enemy) or episodes of Law and Order (giving the bad guy what they … Continue reading

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From Brian McLaren

Praying for peace on Saturday … I’ll be joining many others in praying for the situation in Syria on Saturday because I think it’s time we realize that Dr. King was right: we can’t cure violence with violence. Mirroring violent … Continue reading

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A sermon for Remembrance Sunday 2012

  I don’t normally post my sermons up onto the internet, but I thought it might not be a bad idea every now and then…….   Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12 Sermon: This week I posted a comment on Facebook along the … Continue reading

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Narrative and Mission in Luke

Luke 10-11 the great narrative on mission “One thing is clear to me: The temptation of power is greatest when intimacy is a threat. “Much Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate … Continue reading

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My dungeon shook and the chains fell off

  Clarence Jordan, co-founder of Koinonia Farm wrote, “The resurrection of Jesus was simply God’s unwillingness to take our ‘no’ for an answer. He raised Jesus, not as an invitation to us to come to heaven when we die, but … Continue reading

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A Hoodie quoting the Bible in Congress and being kicked out

Will we ever see hoodie wearing MPs quoting the Bible? by Gillan @ God and Politics in the UK Can you imagine this ever happening in the UK Parliament?  Democratic Congressman, Bobby Rush, donned a hoodie on the floor of … Continue reading

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Dressed in Gentleness

Dressed in Gentleness by prodigalkiwi “Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them … Continue reading

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