Archives for Feb 2015

Jesus & ISIS: Five Commands for the Road to Peace

One of the dinner guests asked the eleven of us sitting around a table, “What do you think followers of Jesus should do about ISIS?” After a moment of silence one woman responded, “To be honest with you, I feel like we should respond to ISIS like we should destroy them. I am not saying this is what I should do as a follower of Jesus, but that’s how I feel.”

Behind the Scenes in D.C., Three Reasons for Peacemakers to Rejoice

When most people think about the U.S. government, things like polarization, gridlock in Congress, and uncivil discourse come to mind. I confess I have tended to be critical about our government. But I just spent ten days in Washington, D.C. and witnessed first-hand some positive things the U.S. Government does that give me hope.

UNC Shooting & Peace Catalyst Mourning in North Carolina

This is a sad morning here in the Raleigh area, as we are grieving the loss of lives. Most of you have heard the news already that young Muslim lives were taken last night in a shooting near UNC. This is a beautiful, kind, loving, and generous family. They have worked here for peace between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

The Real Middle East of Today

What immediately comes to mind when you think of the Middle East? Is it the images of bombings and violence that permeate our news media? Is it Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and terrorists?