The World Needs MLK Today

In a country filled with verbal violence and hatred, I find myself greatly missing leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., who was capable of fighting an issue that oppressed him (to the point of getting him killed) with peace and love. His words were strong and full of prophetic conviction, but his method was that…

Why We Practice Peacemaking

In today’s podcast we talk about peacemaking and violence. Violence is accepted by most in some way, shape, or form, but the Scriptures show us how Jesus refuses to endorse it and even goes so far as to disarm Christians. If we can embody this kind of radical peacemaking, then we’ll be ready to make…

Interviewing Shane Claiborne

Today I had a special interview with Christian activist and author, Shane Claiborne. Shane is well known for his ability to bring communities together and impact them with the love and peace of Jesus. I was excited to talk with him about all kinds of things related to our work at 1208GREENWOOD and our direction…

Racial Peace

If you grew up white like me, you most likely grew up with a blindfold over your eyes. We were taught that slavery was done away with years ago and that equality was eventually found sometime later. Yet here we are today with recent race riots unlike anything our generation has seen. The Black Lives…

Radical Peace Amidst a Horrible Shooting

We didn’t have all the details about the Sutherland Springs shooting correct when we heard about it at church this morning, but our church body stopped mid-service to engage in prayer on the First Baptist Church’s behalf. It seemed unfair to pray for forgiveness and peace so soon after the shooting, but we knew it…