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Laying Down Our Swords

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

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Christian Living

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi: Volume LXVII, by Mohandas Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi consists of about a hundred volumes of an average of 500 or so pages each, containing everything Gandhi ever wrote that survives and everything he ever said of which a written record was made, from his childhood to his death. 4,288 more words

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Reach High for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Youth appeal to world leaders to participate constructively in the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

Participants of the Reaching High conference* in Prague, November 27-29, 2017 express our; 499 more words

Nuclear Guardianship

Why Do We Resist Jesus' Teaching?(Crucifixion of the Warrior God ch.3)

As I read Boyd’s long book Crucifixion of the Warrior God, I am reminded of a common debate and inconsistency in Christian circles.  Some Christians will argue for a literal interpretation of every passage of scripture.  734 more words

Jesus

Why American Pentecostals Stopped Being Pacifists

By Roger E. Olson, originally published on his Patheos blog. Reposted with permission.

In my opinion, many evangelicals have neglected, if not denied, the supernatural due to a general search for respectability. 1,632 more words

Nonviolence

Does Jesus’ “Temple Tantrum” Negate Pacifism and Nonviolence?

It’s probably the story most people turn to when they want to throw a wrench in the gears of pacifism. “Jesus advocated nonviolence, you say? Well, what about when he flipped over tables and drove the moneychangers from the temple? 683 more words

Reaching for the Door

She had a husband but she was no wife. In a world where a woman had to belong to somebody, be it her father or her husband, she was bound to him but he had no obligation to her. 1,051 more words

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