I listened to this podcast recently and thought it was pertinent in light to my recent thoughts relating to violence in the world. I've posted the Transcript below. I don't know what I think but I found this incredibly moving and powerful. -- In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. … Continue reading Transcript – What are you fighting for?
Is the blood of the martyrs really the seed of the church?
The phrase attributed to Tertullian is one thrown about a fair bit during times we hear about the suffering of Christians around the world. In some ways its true, the church has always grown it seems and theres always been resistance to the church worked out in violence. Very truly I tell you, unless a … Continue reading Is the blood of the martyrs really the seed of the church?
Anabaptists, Anglicans and Violence
I'm not an Anabaptist, although I am sympathetic to their ideals. The Anglican church however has several tenants in direct opposition to a number of key Anabaptist tenants. I do not have an issue with these Anabaptist assertions, which leaves conflicted as someone who largely identifies as an Anglican. The Anglican points of opposition are.. No common goods.. … Continue reading Anabaptists, Anglicans and Violence
The Islamic State is changing my mind on Pacifism
For many years after becoming a Christian I believed in pacifism. The early church were pacifists (to my knowledge) and so was Jesus and his immediate followers (with one or two exceptions frequently debated). Part of my journey towards Christianity was in reading the words of Archbishop Oscar Romero who stood up to the injustices … Continue reading The Islamic State is changing my mind on Pacifism