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.

1 comment:

Bruce Robinson said...

I have long been troubled by the linkage between religion and violence. On one hand, all of the major religions of the world teach some version of the Ethic of Reciprocity (a.k.a. Golden Rule). See www.religioustolerance.org/reciproc.htm

On the other hand 9/11 and the vast majority of terrorist attacks ever since have been by deeply religious people who are motivated to violence by their faith.

I write for ReligiousTolerance.org. We have selected this book as our recommended book for April.