Resources

Biblical peace is central to the bible’s description of the church and the answer to the question,  “Why does the world need the church?”

We pray that every church would embrace biblical Christian peacemaking and nonviolence as Jesus described it, central to the world recognizing us as sons of God. Peacemaking Jesus’ way has been missing from the global church for too long.

These are resources that have shaped us and we pray that they would also help you and your congregation as you study scripture and follow Jesus. They are all free unless you want printed copies. If you would like printed copies, please contact us.

E-books (click the title to get the file)

1. Pursuing Peace: The Essence of the Peace Assemblies NetworkPursuing Peace title

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The Mission of God is Reconciliation: Faithful Christian Witness in a World of Destructive Conflicts and Divisions. Produced by the Issue Group on this topic at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization hosted by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

This book is comprehensive with 3 Chapters:

  1. Reconciliation as the mission of God: theological understanding
  2. Pictures of deep brokenness where we see God’s mission of reconciliation breaking in to the devision, violence and fragmentation.
  3. Case studies of Brokenness and Hope: 7 examples of how the church has embodied God’s reconciling mission on earth.

2. The Politics of Jesus – Simplified VersionPolitics of Jesus Title Page

by Nathan Hobby with James Patton

Reconciliation as the Mission of God title3. Reconciliation as the Mission of God.

YouTube Videos

Sermon series

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Rescuing Revelation

Dr. Greg Boyd at Woodland Hills Church in Michigan

“The book of Revelation can be an incredibly confusing and even frightening read, but it wasn’t meant to be either. In fact, behind the violent and alarming imagery of Revelation lies a world of beauty as we see the self-sacrificial love of Christ forever triumph over the darkness we encounter all-too-often in our world. In this series we take a deeper look at what the disciple John wrote and why, dispel common misconceptions of what it all means and celebrate our glorious future it promises.”

Inglorious Pastors: Waging Peace in a World of War

Pastor Bruxy Cavey from The Meeting House in Toronto

In the sixteenth century a renegade group of Christian leaders rebelled against their own religion. These dissenters called for the church to separate from the state and to reject all forms of violence. They waged their war with weapons of peace, and many died for their radical cause of calling Christians back to the way of Christ. Known as “Anabaptists”, they dared to think that Jesus should be taken seriously when he taught his followers to turn the other cheek, love their enemies, and do good to those who hate them. Join us as we learn practical lessons for how we live today–lessons from the teachings of Jesus, embodied in the lives of these Inglorious Pastors.

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The Cross and the Sword

Dr. Greg Boyd at Woodland Hills Church in Michigan

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are citizens of the Kingdom of God; however, we live in the kingdom of the world. In this sermon series, Greg uses the theme of “The Cross and the Sword” to address this dichotomy head on. First distinguishing the two kingdoms from each other (the first uses “power under” to influence; the latter uses “power over”) then covering five dangers of fusing them. Powerful illustrations of how we are to be of the Kingdom of God but live in the kingdom of the world are used throughout, including examples of how to respond to controversial issues like abortion and homosexuality. (This series was the inspiration for Greg’s book, “Myth of a Christian Nation”.)”

Check back for more resources soon! We’re always updating this page.

How does this make you think about following Jesus?

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