Jeff K. Clarke

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Love-your-enemies

Have you ever been wronged? I’m confident that most, if not all of you, would say yes. For those who have, Jesus provides us with a quick and decisive response. “Love your enemies” In Matthew’s account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (5:43), he chose to frame this portion of teaching by using tradition as a point of contrast – “You have heard that it was said, ‘love your neighbor and hate… Read More

bluechair

‘We know where God is, we do not know where he is not.’ What a liberating and informing statement about God’s nature and activity in the world. And yet, so many have interpreted this presence in abstract ways, detaching God from his creation and defining him in ways that do not correspond to the story of scripture – his story. It would seem that we need to recapture the essence of the… Read More

brianmclaren2010b

The subject of inter-religious and non-religious dialogue normally conjures up images of battle, debate and intense forms of argumentation. Even for those who claim to represent Christianity, hostility, rather than hospitality, usually describes our method of persuasion. In this video from Brian McLaren, he asks a number of important questions about how we normally conduct ourselves as Christ-followers in a deeply religious world. He also makes a number of important suggestions on… Read More