Forging Ploughshares

Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Paul Axton Preaches - On this Mother's Day, the theological significance of John's privileging of women is portrayed. John seems to be narrating for us the theological point that to be joined to Christ will mean that we pass beyond stereotypical male/female roles in order to put on Christ – in order to be the bride of Christ. 

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Paul Axton lectures on Romans 6, explaining the "likeness" we share, through baptism, with Christ and how this eliminates the false orientation of the "body of death" and gives us access to being, and not simply having, a body.

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Paul Axton Preaches - Churches indigenous to the U. S. follow the pattern of the early church - acknowledging nonviolent peace and then forsaking this original commitment. The key to maintaining this original peace stance is to correctly understand and implement a nonviolent atonement. 

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In this PBI course discussion Matt, Tim, David, Trenton, and Paul discuss the way in which the false foundation of conservative faith, reflected in the treatment of women, has missed the foundation of Christ. 

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Paul Axton Preaches - Churches of the Restoration Movement once held to the doctrines of the historic peace churches as part of what was to be restored in the authentic church. By this measure, churches of this Movement do not meet the qualification of authentic Christianity, and as outlined by David Lipscomb, Alexander Campbell, and Barton W. Stone, Restoration Movement Churches are of the whore of Babylon described in Revelation. 

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Paul Axton Preaches - The turn from Christ as ethical model also entails a turn from Christ as the full revelation of God. Abstractions about God's nature, apart from Christ, devolve to pure power and evil. The resolution is Christ's depiction of himself as revealing the will of God.

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Paul Axton untangles the problem of the mistranslation in the Latin Vulgate taken up and incorporated into Augustinian theology. A straightforward explanation of the reign of death, at the root of sin, and the defeat of this reign is set forth. 

Jason and Paul look back over the past 5 years and 500 podcasts to the beginning of Forging Ploughshares and the founding of Ploughshares Bible Institute and discuss where we have been and plans for the future. In celebration we introduce our new intro and outro. 

Paul Axton Preaches - The world challenging nature of the Gospel was itself challenged by the Constantinian shift, which seemed to have made the former enemy the support of the church. But the question is, if this Roman violentization of church and theology can be uncritically accepted?

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In this PBI course discussion Tim, David, Allan, Matt, and Paul discuss the impact of Constantinianism on what was presumed to be the unbiased  consensus, the shared natural understanding, reached in the church councils.

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