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Monday, February 05, 2007

christian peace bloggers

Michael Westmoreland-White has created a new blog-ring: Christian Peace Bloggers.

I've reluctantly joined. Reluctantly, not because I don't believe in peace, and not because I don't think peace is essential to the Christian faith. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. When he was born, angels proclaimed peace on earth. Jesus himself said, "Blessed are the peacemakers," and when he sent his first disciples, he told them to give blessings of peace to any who accepted them (Matthew 10:5-15 | Luke 10:1-16). Clearly, peace is a central element of the gospel message. I don't have a problem with that.

No, the reason I'm reluctant to join this blog-ring is that I simply don't know what I can do or say about peace that will make a difference. Last summer, when the conflict in Lebanon was in full heat, I faced this same dilemma. What do I know? What difference can I make?

But, as one of the requirements of joining the Christian Peace Bloggers, I've committed to blogging about peace on a regular basis, and that means I'll have to become more informed. I'll have to grow. Deep down inside, I'm not sure if I really want to grow. And, to be honest, that's the real reason for my reluctance about this.

Still, too many things in my life are converging around peace for me to ignore. Is God trying to tell me something? I'll blog more about this when I know more.



At 2/05/2007 2:36 PM, Blogger samrocha said...

Hi, I found you while searching for peace-related blogs and postings...

I try and invite those involved in the field of issues I write on to add to our dialogue at DR&P...

Stop by if you like, I will spend some time reading here now...


At 2/06/2007 11:40 AM, Blogger truevyne said...

i'd gonna have to check this blog out. the truth about me is that i don't know how to grow when it comes to peace.

At 2/22/2007 7:04 PM, Blogger Steve Hayes said...

I also joined the Christian peace bloggers ring, but find I don't write enough about peace and what I write is more anti-war.


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