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Christians at War: A Pacifist Turn?

During and after the First World War, Bethel Academy principal A.J. Wingblade made a concerted effort to keep a full list of all those associated with Bethel who had served as soldiers, sailors, or nurses during the war. 1,292 more words

World War I

A Farewell to Mars by Brian Zahnd (Review)

For me, as for many Christians in America, it has often been difficult to separate our commitments to Jesus and our patriotism as Americans.  I remember singing songs to the greatness of America at church around national holidays.   464 more words

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To Followers of Spurgeon Quotes on War

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If you wish to keep track of Charles Spurgeon On War, … 95 more words

Christians And War

Anarchism and Pacifism: The (Un)Likely Duo

For a little while, our two friends, let’s call them A and the other P, were not what you’d call the best of friends. On rare occasions they would shake hands out of courtesy, or wave to each other from afar, but very often each would pass the other by.  711 more words


What are the Weeds in Matt 13:24-30, 36-43?  A Case of Jesus’ Pacifism?

In Matt 13:24-30, 36-43, Jesus tells a parable in which weeds are sown by an enemy in a field which the owner has sown good seed.  1,273 more words


We need a right to live, not a right to die

A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. 838 more words


What causes war?

This is a question I’ve given plenty of thought to recently, in light of the centenary of World War I, the Syrian conflict and more recently the renewal of… 478 more words


Barry reblogged this on Another Spectrum and commented:

While the reduction or removal of guns is not likely to see peace break out, it work certainly reduce significantly the harm caused by conflict.