Finding Roots of Peace in a Violent Society

Language and images matter, because what we feed ourselves through our media shapes our thinking and our society.  The way marketers advertise to us also speaks volumes about who we are.  So, what does it say about our society when a Texas business owner decides it’s a good idea to feature an image of a woman, bound […]

September 9, 2013 in Peacemaking, Stormy Issues by

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The Myth of Redemptive Violence

“God has deliberately sided with the poor and oppressed of the world by embracing their vulnerability in the midst of a deadly empire.” –John Dear

October 19, 2010 in Stormy Issues by

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Biblical Interpretation and Spousal Abuse

It should be self-evident that physical, mental or emotional abuse in any marriage would be unacceptable to God.  The psalmist makes it clear: The Lord has heard the cries of the humble,  “To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. (Psalm 10:18) St. Paul (Galatians 5:19-23) wrote of many […]

December 21, 2009 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Justice Work, Stormy Issues by

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