We find Christ anew in the one who offends us most

Beautiful Boston University Campus

Here is a fragment from the last post on the Reconcilers blog of Chris Rice:

I’m still contemplating three invigorating days last week at “Teaching Religion, Conflict Transformation, and Peacebuilding:  A Consultation of Educators,” held at the Boston University School of Theology.  I love Boston, and it was a refreshing space with people committed to being more than theoretical, including a couple Jewish leaders I really enjoyed meeting.

Three things I’m thinking about:

First, while the church’s many conflicts are cutting the knees out of our credibility, convenor Tom Porter’s claim that “we’re in the early stages of a movement” putting peace witness at the heart of Christianity struck me as true.  Regarding “early stages” Tom cited Willard Swartley’s recent, important book Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics. Regarding the “movement” part I have written about emerging “communities of the restless.”  The BU gathering was another example.

Read on…

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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