Category: Non-Violence – Courtesy


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A Covenant for Civility (Sojourners)

[You can sign this covenant online at the Sojourners site. I have added underlines and bolds to the version below.] How good and pleasant it is when the people of God live together in unity. -Psalm 133:1 As Christian pastors and...

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As We Think, So We Are

I recommend for your attention this excellent recent comment by bookaholic. Here are some excerpts. This little bit about Jesus: “he was not energized by and focused on his enemies” is some kind of key. I spent...

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“Devil Music” Telling the Truth

Thanks to Rob for this: This isn’t news, but it still is incredibly appropriate today. But… Guns ‘N Roses is “devil music”, so why is this true? Did i perhaps get brainwashed by the tail end of the...

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The Lamb and the Dove – Powerful Symbols

[The pictures are missing. Temporarily I hope.] The pictures in the upper corners of this site of the Lamb and the Dove are significant to me because they refer my mind and heart to what are to me very fundamental theological...

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Easter, & The Cross, The Deliberate Holy Strategy of God

Today is Easter. Here in honor of that memorial are some difficult but worthy lines from one of my favorite thinkers (from The Person and Place of Jesus Christ, Peter Taylor Forsyth, 1909, London). What is truly human is not...

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The Sabbath: From Money, From Injustice, From Cultural Craziness, TO God

An email came to us declaring inauguration day to be “Not One Damn Dime Day” in the face of religious and political leaders failing to speak out against the war in Iraq. To condense the well-written email, it called...

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Iraqi Family Man Meets Freedom American Style

“In places like Bosnia and El Salvador, Chile and South Africa, East Germany and Argentina, people are struggling to come to terms with their former torturers and enemies. Should they be pardoned? Forgiven? Should they...

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