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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Jason, Vangie, and Paul discuss how Christian's are to perceive this present political moment in which a vast number of Christians have aligned themselves with a particular political party. 

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Part I - Jason and Vangie Rodenbeck and Paul Axton discuss the significance of the Netflix portrayal of the election of Pope Francis and the resignation of Pope Benedict.

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Paul Axton Preaches - The way of peace can be equated with the Gospel while the way of violence is that taken by the enemies of the cross of Christ. It should be oxymoronic to speak of “violent Christianity” or “Christian warfare.” Peace is the Christian way established by the Cross and instituted in God's Kingdom, the Church.

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In Part 2 of this interview with Dr. Deborah Saxon the roll of self care is explored more completely and this gives rise to a discussion of how this understanding relates to other cultures such as Japan.

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Paul Axton Preaches - The story of Herod's lying guise of wanting to worship Jesus and his subsequent slaughter of the innocents calls upon us to consider the moral cost of the perpetual battle for power in which political leaders will put on the façade of religion and where the powerless and the poor are slaughtered for the powerful. 

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In Part 1 of this 2 part conversation with Dr. Deborah Saxon we discuss some of the missing texts written by and focused on women in the early Church. Dr. Saxon has focused on gender and the care of the self in early Christianity and she explains what this meant and its implications for Christians today.

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Deep and full joy and laughter are a rebellion against the darkness of the world. Laughter and Christ are synonymous. To miss the laughter, to miss the joy, is to miss Christ.

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In part 2 of this discussion between Brad Jersak, Matt Welch, and Paul Axton the approach to the Old Testament understanding, in light of Christ, is worked out.

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Paul Axton Preaches: Humans are deadly. We are deadly for other creatures and for ourselves. The revelation of Christ witnessed to in Scripture is not about God’s anger being appeased or satisfied. It is about the human predicament, the exposure of the destructive nature of human logic, and the positing of life on a different principle. 

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In this episode Paul Axton and Matt Welch talk with Brad Jersak about his journey of discovery of peace and the Christ centered nature of that peace. 

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