The Way of the Cross – Excerpts from Pilgram Marpeck’s Writings

Today, we would like to share excerpts from an early Anabaptist tract by Pilgram Marpeck on ""Defencelessness and Fidelity to Christ". It was originally published as Die Aufdeckung der Babylonischen Hurn and was translated by Peter Hoover and edited by Edsel Burdge. You can download it for free from Scroll Publishing here. To learn more about Pilgram Marpeck, click here. Something I would note is that the choice between different expressions of…

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Sexual Abuse & Jesus’ Kingdom: Interview with Hope Ann Dueck

Hope Anne Dueck is the co-founder of the organization, A Better Way. A Better Way equips trusted adults in children’s lives with the tools to recognize and respond to potential and actual child sexual abuse. Hope has also worked with and stood with victims in advocacy. Recently, Hope was interviewed by That Jesus Podcast. Special thanks to Laura Sporre and Darren Miller for transcribing the interview! May you be challenged and equipped…

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You Cannot Love God and Hate Palestinians: Christianity and the “Other”

“You shall love the stranger as yourself” This is proverbially dipping our toes into a maelstrom and one can hardly expect not to be battered in the ensuing lashing winds. But, come, let us speak. Anti-semitism is real. I have seen its face, its faces. The hate is something that stews in the background of daily existence here, the vitriol constant and unabating. The violence begets more violence, the conspiracy theories more…

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Is the Gospel Enough? Contemplating Social Justice

In the light of the public outcry against racial injustice and violence in 2020, Derek Kreider contemplates the Christian response. Is it enough to "just preach the gospel"? What is a holistic Kingdom-of-God approach to justice in the world today?

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Nonviolence At Home

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:43-45, NIV). Nonviolence in the face of evil is often understood in…

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(VIDEO) Why Christians Should Be Against Violence and War

https://youtu.be/I2DLnRZAAiA TRANSCRIPT: Jesus of Nazareth calls all Christians to love their enemies, and this means Christians, in following Jesus, must reject violence, coercion and war.  People have called this position pacifism, nonviolence, nonresistance or enemy love.  Jesus taught many things that fly in the face of our natural inclinations. He brought an upside-down kingdom with a value system that is diametrically opposed to the world’s way of doing things. One of his…

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