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Just War vs Pacifism

One hundred years after the beginning of WWI, Nigel Biggar and Stanley Hauerwas debate whether war can ever be justified.  Listen to their discussion from 8th November on… 17 more words



In my most recent post I shared with you that I find the Pilgrims’ story both inspiring and encouraging.  I also find it challenging… 1,575 more words

The Pilgrims And The First Thanksgiving

Theology Without Witness?

In a November 4th panel at Duke Divinity School, well-known pacifists Richard Hays, Stanley Hauerwas, and Amy Laura Hall reflected on war, violence, and a Christian alternative they preferred to call nonviolent “commitment” (Hauerwas) or “reconciliation.” (Hays) You can watch… 1,131 more words

Speak Well

What words are Christians allowed to say? Are any off limits? Have you ever been turned off by the way a religious person talked? When asked to comment on the main problem with American theology, esteemed theologian, Dr. 1,074 more words


Hired or Fired?

Preached at St. Mary the Virgin, Weston on the Green
16th November 2014: 2nd Sunday before Advent
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

Is it just me, or does the Gospel reading we’ve just heard sound a bit like an episode of… 1,464 more words


Sermon: Feast of All Saints

Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” 1,109 more words


For Our Veterans, More Than Thank You - Peace To You

On Veterans Day, it’s important to face the full price paid by veterans for their national service. Veterans today commit suicide at the highest rate in our nation’s history, have startling rates of prescription drug and alcohol abuse, and are often thought of as “damaged goods.” For our Veteran’s and their loved ones, I pray that we can be ears that listen and hands that heal in Jesus’ name. 287 more words

Rick Lee James