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I have been interested in Christian pacifism for quite some time. Jumped on board when I first heard about it, actually. The idea that Christians should be committed to a non-violent way of life because Jesus was non-violent was, and still is, a no-brainer. 1,946 more words

General Bloggings

Choosing a different path

I wake to absolute silence. Not even the sound of memories echoing in my mind. As my eyes and other senses begin to adjust I realise I’m cocooned in a container. 651 more words

Signal Cartel

Project Ghibli #6: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Original Release: 11th March 1984
Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Producer(s): Isao Takahata
Screenwriter(s): Hayao Miyazaki
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We’ve had a busy couple of weeks, but time to pick up where we left off with the next instalment in our series. 731 more words

Project Ghibli

Just One of Pacifism's failings

I do not concur with the pacifist and pre-figurative notion that in order to construct a peaceful and non-violent future revolutionaries and radicals must practice non-violence in their organizing and activism. 128 more words


Privilege is not Solidarity: Mennonites and the Anthem

As the national anthem began to play and all activity stopped in the stands, I became acutely aware that I was the only one not facing the flag with my hand over my heart. 802 more words


What should Christians do about War and Peace? - On the 15th anniversary of 9/11

On September 11th, 2001, Michelle and I were in Kingston, Jamaica.  We had been there for a year as church-planting missionaries.  That morning I was down the road at our co-workers house feeding their rabbits.  638 more words

Walter Roberts and 100 years of British militarism

Today is the anniversary of Walter Roberts’ death: 1895-1916.

Roberts studied architecture and was a Christian pacifist and socialist; his brother Alfred was also a conscientious objector. 789 more words