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America on Thin Ice

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by: Greg Boyd I was fascinated by Congress’s Impeachment Trial. After all available witnesses had testified and all the available evidence had been presented, not one mind on either side of the aisle had changed.  …

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Resisting the Pull for Armed Defense

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Article by Michael Gonzalez Yesterday it happened again. Another shooting of innocent victims. Violence upon violence. This time and certainly not the first, in a church. A gunman entered West Freeway Church of Christ in…

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God’s Ways Are Higher Than Ours

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A frequently quoted passage from the Old Testament comes from Isaiah 55. It reads: …my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… As the heavens are higher than the earth, so…

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Jesus was Not a [Socialist]

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Article by Dan Kent Our political climate right now exhausts me. The fracturing. The bullying. The ideological mobs. I feel like I’m surrounded by a hundred Towers of Babel babbling at me all day long,…

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Jesus’ Kind of Social Justice

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For many, the primary way of building the kingdom is to influence politics in order to make America more Christian. Others take the opposite approach, concluding that Jesus didn’t try to overhaul the political systems…

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The Principle of Non-Violence

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Several years ago, Woodland Hills Church hosted a Q&A with Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy to answer questions that arose from their exploration of Anabaptism. In this short clip, they address the Anabaptist principle of…

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Confessions of a Christian Nation: Native American/First Nations Oppression

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In this third part of the Confessions series, Brian Zahnd, Brian McLaren, Bruxy Cavey and Greg Boyd confess the sins of the Christian church against the Native American and First Nations people. Thanks to Rex Harsin…

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Confessions of a Christian Nation – LGBTQ Discrimination

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Here is the second installment of the Confessions series filmed by Rex Harsin. We pray that it will bring healing and opportunities for reconciliation.

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Responding to the Negative Fallout of Trump’s Election

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Yesterday I suggested that we refrain from judging the motivations of brothers and sisters who voted for Donald Trump (see post). As the young lady I spoke with illustrates, a person could genuinely grieve over the negative…

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Believing the Best About Political Opponents

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The surprising election of Donald Trump to President of the United Stated has exposed a profound, anger-filled divide running through the center of the American population. I would like to speak to the many Christians who…

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Election Benediction

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On this election day, when so many Americans are experiencing high levels of anxiety, I thought it would be good to share an “Election Benediction” that was written and sent to me by Kenneth Tanner….

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Jesus and Democracy

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Question: I’ve heard that the reason Jesus didn’t speak up on political issues was because he didn’t have the benefit of living in a democracy. Since we do, don’t we have a duty both to…

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The Problem with Trusting in Governments

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In this clip from a recent sermon, Greg discusses the fear that drives us to reject God as King and instead trust in human kings. This is particularly relevant as we approach the presidential election here in…

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The Politics of Jesus, Part 2

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Even in the midst of politically-troubled times, we are called to preserve the radical uniqueness of the kingdom. This, after all, is what Jesus did as he engaged the first century world with a different…

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The Politics of Jesus

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Many are so conditioned by the mindset of the world that they can’t even envision an alternative way of affecting society and politics other than by playing the political game as it is done by…

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Christianity and American Politics

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Greg was recently featured in Missio Alliance’s Seminary Dropout podcast to share his thoughts about the role of Christians in American politics. Today we’re sharing part 1 of that conversation. What is the role of…

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Kingdom Reconciliation is Not About Politics (But it is Political)

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In the broader culture, the social and political discussions about racial reconciliation are usually focused on people’s rights and privileges as a means of making the world a fairer place. The criteria such efforts at…

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The Coming Kingdom & Racial Conflict

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In the book of Revelation, we see a glimpse into the future. John says he saw,  …a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne…

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Why Racial Reconciliation Matters

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In Psalm 72, the author prays for a day when “all kings” would “bow down” to God’s anointed and when “all nations” would “serve him” (vs. 11). At this time, the Psalmist continues, God’s king…

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Reversing Babel

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Several generations after the flood, we read in Gen 11 how humans were still living in one locale and had one common language and culture. Then someone came up with the brilliant idea that they…

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