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Putting Away the Sword of Self Defense: Scriptural Reflections of a Pentecostal Pacifist

This article is one of the best defenses for Christian pacifism I have read, written by Pentecostal pastor Eric Gabourel. It was originally posted on the website of his church… 1,679 more words

Bible Study

Freedom of Speech and Terrorism

See Here: The story in this article is about two teenagers. One of them is 16 years old and posted a cartoon on facebook of someone holding Charlie Hebdo and being shot, with the slogan that CH doesn’t stop bullets. 841 more words

Social Movement

(Non)Violence

Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. Americans of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, and faiths came together to celebrate the life of a man who served as a crucial voice in the civil rights movement, urging his fellow citizens to recognize all races as truly equal in the eyes of the law (and in the eyes of the beholder). 1,444 more words

Public Theology

The Pope: "Momma Say Knock You Out..."

I’m not one for any form of religion, but I do have to admire the current Pope (Francis)…

Here is a little insight into what I’m about to go into: 895 more words

Life

Man of War, Man of Peace

I’ve never been one for unfettered jingoism.  It doesn’t suit my personality.

But I’ll jump straight into it.  The real Chris Kyle did heroic things, sometimes for reasons that make some of us uncomfortable.  2,369 more words

American Sniper

The Unsubmerged City

Commuting days until retirement: 77

To continue the First World War theme from the previous post, I saw that a film based on Vera Brittain’s classic memoir of her early life – … 2,184 more words

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