Churches and Domestic Violence: Introducing LifeRing Ministries

Today we introduce LifeRing Christian Ministries, a non-profit dedicated to educating churches about caring for victims and survivors of domestic violence. https://youtu.be/EiXwVQBq8xE Check out their upcoming inaugural seminar (October 15 to 16, 2021 in Leola, PA). The speaker will be Chris Moles of PeaceWorks.

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(Video) Have we misunderstood the cross? An essay on spirituality and suffering

(First published on September 26, 2021) https://youtu.be/7elTybuOA7U The way of the Cross means sacrifice,As to God you yield your allTo be laid on the altar, the place of death,Where fire will surely fall.Mary E. Maxwell For a long time I was quite passionate about the idea that God calls us to take up the cross and sacrifice everything for Him. I believed a Christianity centered around this was the one thing badly…

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(Video) Christian Anarchism: Off-Script with Dr. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Dr. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos is a senior lecturer in politics and international relations at Loughborough University. In 2013, he published "Christian Anarchism: A political commentary on the gospel", based on a doctoral study synthesizing works by anarchist authors including Leo Tolstoy, Jacques Ellul, Dave Andrews and Vernard Eller, all of whom asked a simple question: if we were to base a theory or theology of politics on the life and teachings of Jesus,…

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Turtle Heart by Lucida Kinsinger: Interview and Review

Lucinda J. Kinsinger, author of "Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite", recently published "Turtle Heart: Unlikely Friends with a Life-Changing Bond". Today we're delighted to share an interview with her conducted by That Jesus Podcast (featuring author Emily Smucker as well) and a written book review. What happens when Anne from Anne of Green Gables meets Roseanne from the 1988 sitcom?  Well maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but…

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Kingdom Women Podcast: Navigating Disagreement With Love

https://youtu.be/2IwDYzW8jWQ Relationships are one of the hardest aspects of life. Sometimes, they feel utterly impossible - especially in the heat of disagreement. Today, we talk about prioritizing love in the midst of conflict, an area of life in which we continue to learn, grow and fail. FB: https://facebook.com/kingdomwomenpodcast/Podcast: https://anchor.fm/kingdomwomenpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8ixBzZ9DIPLg7SQNguJdw

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(VIDEO) Evangelicals and Anabaptists Dialogue: Nonviolence and Christian Nationalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZCdTS5NYaA On the third episode of the Outpost Goes Off-script (partnering with Dru Lattin from That Jesus Podcast), we are joined by Tim Whitaker (The New Evangelicals) and Jon Carlson (Forest Hills Mennonite Church) to talk about taking a loving stand against Christian nationalism and questions surrounding nonviolence. We are challenged to love those who have hurt us and those with whom we disagree even as we confront serious concerns and errors…

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Seven Compelling Books to Read This Fall

The Myth of a Christian Religion by Gregory A. Boyd The kingdom of God is in opposition to the kingdoms of this world. However, the church has often muddled this truth. This has resulted in conflicting values and idolatry. This book addresses twelve issues from racial justice to the stewardship of the planet. Engaging with questions that the modern church faces, Greg Boyd discusses what it looks like to practically live the…

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