What's it like to turn from the crusader spirit of the just-war theory to the spirit of Christian peacemaking? In this post I share my own journey to becoming a Christian peacemaker to encourage those who are making the same journey.
What do I think of Elon Musk's "Twitter takeover"? I got up this morning and spent time with some godly people I love, then came home and did some "urban farming" (if you can rightly call my amateurish level "urban farming"), and then I spent the rest of the day with my family. In other …
As much as Jesus demonstrates in his life that it is true that "evil triumphs when good people do nothing", his life also clearly demonstrates the lesson that it is also true that evil triumphs when good people do evil. So how should Christians overcome evil?
Christians are not called to be agents of wrath, seeking to execute vengeance upon the wicked, but to be agents of peace, seeking rather to bring about their redemption! We don't use force to crush our enemies, we depend upon the grace of God to transform them through the cross of Christ which we carry into this world.
I wrote this post as the first post in a series that will present what has been the consistent burden on my soul for the last four years. I am setting out to offer what I believe is the fiery logic of the cross that stands in stark contrast to the reasoning of the world. And I believe this is the way to which every Christian is called without exception. We must recover in our generation these doctrines of peace!
I think we need to challenge the way of thinking that divides life into different spheres and then attempts to assign Jesus' various teachings to their relevant spheres. Jesus is not just Lord over one or two spheres of life, he is Lord over All!
Christians adopt the same attitude as that of Christ, who did not come with a sword to crush the unjust, but became a man of sorrows to overcome sin's tyranny. This, not by war, but by peace, is how Christians overcome injustice.
While living abroad in China I began hearing the drum-beat of war. I was there during the Hong Kong crisis and the trade-war. I heard the propaganda of both the CCP and the U.S. And I heard the perspectives of ordinary Chinese people. I listened to proponents of the Just War theory present their case …
I wanted to comment on what it's like to feel politically homeless in the hope that this will inspire others to start thinking for themselves so that some might stand up for the truths that really matter and others might ultimately discover the truths that really define them!
omething has been bothering me for decades. Something that I think is at the very heart of our problems. But as serious as this problem is, no one is really talking about it. And this is very surprising to me because the Bible says a lot about this subject: "greed". You read that right. We have a serious "greed" problem in America.