Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome !

This blog is under construction, but there are a few items to look at for now.

For those curious about the book, here is a synopsis:

In essence, the book asks, if Jesus taught peacemaking, forgiveness, and compassion, and if a Christian is a person who follows Jesus, then why are Christians supporting wars and other violence? It is a call to all Christians to ask, are they Christians in name only, or do they really follow Jesus? I give many examples of courageous people who follow Jesus as they walk through harrowing challenges. I also provide research and suggestions for how we can help our children to make wise and compassionate decisions in order to create a more peaceful world.

Friday, November 14, 2008

MLK Had it Right

“Somebody must have sense enough
to meet physical force
with soul force.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, October 6, 2008

What Would Jesus Really Do?

If Jesus taught by words and example that we should be loving rather than violent, and if Christians are, by definition, people who follow Jesus, then why is it that so many Christians support war?

This and other questions will be explored on this blog.

Here is one scripture to get us started:

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28–31, NIV)