The Nonviolence of Jesus

When Jesus disarms Peter, he disarms all of us. Learn more on the 1208PODCAST. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. And as a bonus, a good word and illustration from my brother Joel after preaching tonight: Before I begin I should give the disclaimer that I don’t…

Names

Today we often name children after names we like the sound of. But in ancient times, names carried more meaning and weight. In today’s episode we dive deeper into the Scriptures to uncover some of the customs behind names and naming in ancient times. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the…

Peaceful Tactics

The kind of peace I advocate for is the kind illustrated in the life of Jesus. He embraced peace to the point of death when he could have started a legitimate holy war instead. Not only could he have called angels down to fight, but he also had enough traction that he could have easily…

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…

Jesus is Coming Back “Soon”

I have Christians often tell me that Jesus is coming back soon. They seem urgent about it and ready for the moment. I always have to smile because they are biblically correct. Jesus said He’d be back soon and the early church taught the same thing. I cannot argue with their Bible study. But whatever…