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Mennonite women as conscientious objectors

Shortly after the Second World War began in 1939, women in Ontario organized their local sewing circles into the Nonresistant Relief Sewing Organization. In describing the humanitarian assistance and moral support given to conscientious objectors in camps and war sufferers overseas, secretary Clara Snider said: “We are representing a common cause and stand for the same principles. 709 more words

To bomb evil terrorists or not?

Today I heard this amazing story. The UK head of the Coptic church has said that he forgives the ISIS affiliated terrorists who murdered 21 Christians in Libya last week. 362 more words

Does the cross mean a nation shouldn't go to war?

I am not a pacifist. Even in the depths of my Candler-inspired apostasy from orthodox Christianity many years ago, I never completely made the leap that thinkers like Stanley Hauerwas wanted me to make: to extend Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount against personal vengeance (“turn the other cheek”) to a complete rejection of violence in the cause of justice in the world. 845 more words

The Controversy Of Sexuality

The only problem with showing your sexuality to the world is that the world doesn’t usually accept people who are open with their sexuality.  Other than that, you do your thang, no if’s or but’s (well maybe butts if you’re into that).   129 more words

A Letter from Honiara Beach


Sunday evening, just before sunset; as usual it is still above 30 0 C and quite humid, but there’s still time for a walk before evening meditation and Vespers. 1,253 more words


The Good, The Bad and The Middle

I’m not a pacifist. I don’t believe in pacifism or peace and the likes of it. I also don’t believe in war, but I believe in Cold Wars and negotiations. 734 more words


The Kingdom, Sword, & Pope

This is an edited excerpt from an essay I wrote for a Church History course. It specifically highlights the three doctrinal features of Roman Catholicism which combine to make what I call a “dangerous tapestry”. 1,299 more words