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Non Violence

I had an unusual experience on Facebook recently: a civil conversation with someone who disagreed with me about a controversial situation. This doesn’t happen often so it is certainly worth nothing. However, that does not mean the comments made by others in the midst of our discussion were civil. The conversation began with the story […] Read More

I am tempted to file a defamation of character lawsuit on behalf of Jesus. I wish Jesus would do it himself, but I know he won’t. He would much prefer that we win people over to his viewpoint by preaching his word and following his example. And that’s fine as far as it goes. But […] Read More

Christians will likely ignore the most biblically sound theme in Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ,” and they will likely embrace the most biblically faulty problems of the movie. Both offer insightful congregational leaders a teachable moment. First is Jesus’ complete rejection of violence, which Gibson accurately captures. Jesus speaks against the use […] Read More