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Happy Birthday Clarence!

Happy Birthday Clarence! Sunday, July 29 would be the 100th birthday of Clarence Jordan, civil rights hero and co-founder of Koinonia Farm.  He was a farmer, author, and scholar, and he was instrument...

The Myth of Redemptive Violence

I had a veteran friend once tell me, “The biggest lie I have ever been told is that violence is evil, except in war.”  He went on, “My government told me that.  My Church told me that.  My family told me t...
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An Unholy Wall in the Holy Land

I just returned from Bethlehem, and brought this nativity scene back as a gift. It’s a beautifully hand-carved nativity made from the olive wood distinct to the region. But you can also see something else...