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The following essay was the final assignment for a college course I recently completed, and while I was limited to only five pages for the assignment, I would like to expand this content into a more comprehensive treatment of its subject: the Christian's relationship to war. I would appreciate your feedback on what direction to go from here. Leave a comment or shoot me a private email with your suggestions. Thanks!

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History knows him as Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish Rabbi and figurehead of the world’s largest religion; Christians know Him as Lord of all. When once the King of kings stood before a Roman governor in question over his alleged crimes against the state, He answered, “My kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my kingdom is not of this world” (NLT John 18:36, emphasis mine). Jesus then bore witness to this truth by laying down His life on a Roman cross, and in doing so He set the standard of nonviolent resistance over armed conflict for all who would come after Him. Continue Reading…

Two kinds of peace

February 10, 2015 — 3 Comments
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“I do not give peace the way the world gives peace.”

That is essentially what Jesus said in John 14:27. What did he mean? How does the world give peace? How does Jesus give peace? Are we to live by one in the good times and another in the bad?

All these questions and more are what I explore in the latest episode of the podcast. I hope you benefit from it, and that you share it with other people who will benefit from it as well.


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