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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Those disaffected from evangelical Christianity have formed a community which is in many ways quite helpful but it has also strayed into Gnostic notions regarding gender and God. Bret Powell and Paul Axton discuss the Liturgist podcast and its significance.

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This Father's day sermon by Paul Axtno suggests ultimate despair is answered through love of God as Father.

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Paul Axton interviews congressman Mark Siljander, attacked by Bush and Cheney for attempting to work out a diplomatic solution to the Middle East, spent 4 months doing hard time in a federal prison as a result. His notion that we should give peace a chance has had real-world results and radical personal consequences.

THE ALGORITHM Things To Avoid:

Are you pushing a personal agenda?

Are you asserting that"I" am right & "you" are wrong?

Are you using the tactics of shame or disgrace;"pointing out mistakes"?

Are you keeping a record of the offences committed by the "other" person?

Are you holding anger toward the "other" person? Are you acting proud of yourself, your culture/country or religion?

Are you happy when bad things happen to your enemy?

Things To Embrace:

Are you patient with each other?

Are you acting in kindness or acting upon your own self-interests?

Are you seeking justice and truth?

Are you hopeful (to God) for a positive outcome?

Are you giving up easily or are you working together persistently?

Do you think that the "other" party is trustworthy?

Are you only protecting your self interest?

How To Apply: Eat a meal together. Pray with & for each other.

Highlight common ground & resolve any misunderstandings. Get to know them personally (family, passions, concerns, etc.)

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In John women play key roles as models of service and belief which seems to narrate the theological point that the law is suspended through relinquishing prototypical masculine notions of identity and taking on new (feminine) familial orientation. Paul Axton preaches.

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Eric Seibert is Professor of Old Testament at Messiah College and his book Disarming the Church is a complete guide to the peaceable kingdom. If Christians follow the Prince of Peace, why do they often behave so violently? What can be done to transform the church so that it looks more like Jesus? In this podcast. Seibert and Paul Axton explore these questions and discuss biblical and practical reasons for living nonviolently in all areas of life.

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Paul Axton preaches on a Christianity which needs to hurt others - children at the border - Christ on the Cross - in which law is privileged over doing right. Through an examination of John 5 the question is raised whether this "law and order" Christianity deserves the name "Christian."

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“Theology is the constant attempt of Christians to speak well whether we be laity or clergy.”
— Stanley Hauerwas

Jonathan Totty interviews Stanley Hauerwas about why being informed about theology is important for all Christians. And, how as Christians we are obligated to engage in theology so as to make sense of our own humanity in relation to God. This is the first of a series of podcasts titled “Why Theology Matters.” In this series Jonathan explores how theology is the “Queen of the Sciences” and the broadest horizon in which we understand and make sense of reality by interviewing theologians, pastors, and lay people who are engaged in the work of theology.

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Paul Axton preaches on how the Logos overcomes the logos of man in that identity through oppositional difference is undone.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty have a conversation about Balthasar's explanation of the analogia entis, Barth's misunderstanding, and why this esoteric matter would make a difference to a theologian like James Cone.

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Paul Axton preaches on the ultimate sin identified with Judas: handing over Jesus. This sermon demonstrates how this ultimate sin is one that is shared by the Apostles and which is specifically confronted by Jesus.

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