Posts Categorized: Nonviolence

Saturday, September 17, A Season of Peace

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24 (CEB) I made the mistake yesterday asking God for a “peace bomb.” That’s a juxtapostion of two words if I ever saw one. What I was asking for was an “invasion of love” — there I go again. Not the… Read more »

Friday, September 16, A Season of Peace

Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Matthew 26:50b–52… Read more »

Thursday, September 15, A Season of Peace

And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this… Read more »

Wednesday, September 14, A Season of Peace

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in God, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)   Promoting nonviolence is a primary pursuit of peacemaking. Skillful, intentional communication is required for peaceful resolutions on an international scale… Read more »

Tuesday, September 13, A Season of Peace

Thus says the Lord: Act with justice and righteousness and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. Jeremiah 22:3a (NRSV) Several years ago, I led 20 teenagers from Arkansas on a mission trip to serve with Memphis Youth Mission. We had a free day and decided we would visit the… Read more »

Monday, September 12, A Season of Peace

He shall judge between the nations and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 (NRSV)   This Scripture is inscribed into a wall across the street from… Read more »

Sunday, September 11, A Season of Peace

Then suddenly a messenger tapped him and said to him, “Get up! Eat something!” Elijah opened his eyes and sawflatbread baked on glowing coals and a jar of water right by his head. He ate and drank, and then went back to sleep. The Lord’s messenger returned a second time and tapped him. “Get up!”… Read more »