Vol 3:25 The Missional Practice of Nonviolence: Contrast Witness in a Culture of Violence

In arguing that the roots of how we lead in the North American church is rooted in culture, I find J. Denny Weaver in his book, The Nonviolent Atonement to be an interesting conversation partner. In it he makes the following statement regarding the post-Constantinian church and its accommodation to the social order: “When the church comes to accept the social order and to see the structures...

Vol 3: 24 The Missional Practice of Nonviolence – Challenging Our Fear of Doing Nothing

If nonviolence were only a matter of faith, of what we profess, then I believe many more Christians would give assent to being nonviolent; it’s the realities of life that make nonviolence untenable – What about someone harming my family? What about Hitler? What about rampant violence overpowering and destroying the innocent in the world? It might be argued that “violence can only be...

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