Nonviolence Works

From Richard Rohr today …. Nonviolence Works Thursday, August 22, 2019 How is it that many Christians have managed to avoid what Jesus actually taught? We’ve evaded major parts of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7): the Beatitudes, Jesus’ warning about idolizing “mammon,” his clear directive and example of nonviolence, and his command to love our enemies. I never see the Beatitudes on courthouse … Continue reading Nonviolence Works

To be like God

Vibrant churches with spiritual energy are filled with people who understand the true nature of our creation and calling – to be like God. To be like God who is love, who shows grace and compassion, who is not violent, who gives everything away so that all may live abundantly.  (See Genesis 1 and Ephesians 4) These churches are learning to live with freedom and hospitality, where … Continue reading To be like God

In a Diverse World

From Richard Rohr’s daily commentary today …. Cross-cultural Discipleship Wednesday, June 5, 2019 If God is always Mystery, then God is always in some way the unfamiliar, beyond what we’re used to, beyond our comfort zone, beyond what we can explain or understand. Many first learn to love and know God through the familiar, human face of Jesus and from there come to recognize God’s … Continue reading In a Diverse World

Did Jesus Say….?

From Brian McLaren: For many people, to be Christian only one thing matters: correct beliefs. Based on the priorities of many Christian leaders and institutions, we might conclude that Jesus said, ‘By their beliefs you shall know them,’ or ‘This is my command, that you believe the right doctrines,’ or ‘Behold, a new systematic theology I give unto you.’ Or that Paul said, ‘Though I speak … Continue reading Did Jesus Say….?