Mar
14
2015

The Limits of Christian Non-Violence 02: The Balancing Principles

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This post is part of a series. In Part 01, I introduced three situations in which pure pacifism may fail, and in which we need some balancing principles that prevent enabling of sin, abuse, and death of innocents. Profound Truths As Paradox Evangelicals recognize the paradoxical pairs of truths that exist, though they typically call them […]

Mar
14
2015

The Limits of Christian Non-Violence 01: Non-redemptive destruction

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This post is part of a series. I am taking a pretty fantastic course at Fuller Theological Seminary this quarter entitled IS502 – THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. Fuller is largely populated with what I would call center-left Evangelicals, and often, the profs and students have a predisposition towards Christian pacifism. Coming from the Evangelical […]

Mar
11
2015

The Three Conditions of Forgiveness

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I admit it, the title of this post is misleading. In actuality, as Christians, we are to forgive others without condition. The relevant passages teach us that we are to: Forgive people as many times as they sin against us (Matthew 18:21-22) Forgive them because God forgave us (Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13) Forgive them or […]

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