Great Blog here: http://enemylove.com/  :

Enemy Love, an excellent resource and blog facing the Questions asked of Christians about nonviolence.

Charles Spurgeon on Christian War Fever  [new link; concise quotes]

And Another Blog on Spurgeon:

Spurgeon (1834-1892) had a lot to say on the subject that can and should be applied to today.  So my Word for Wednesday this week are excerpts by Charles ]Haddon Spurgeon,…

Christians and Violence series by Prof. Preston Sprinkle of Eternity Bible College  (Founded by Francis Chan) Note: A lot of good dialogue with the writer in ‘comments’ on each article

And another series, also by Dr. Sprinkle: Kill Them All, on the OT herem (ban)

The classic, The Early Christian Attitude to War, by C. John Cadoux. This was the first book that John Howard Yoder recommended to me. Free online

A must–read essay, A Practical Christian Pacifism, by Prof. David Hoekema

And an excellent essay on Christian Pacifism by Myron S. Augsburger

John Wesley, Thoughts on War, Video

Our Country Passes from Undeclared War to Declared War; We Continue Our Christian Pacifist Stand By Dorothy Day The Catholic Worker, January 1942, 1,4.

Not a pacifist story but the Christmas truce of 1914 is a wonderful story that can open the dialogue with non-pacifist Christians.

Quotes from Ante-Nicene Fathers

And  for SCRIPTURE RESOURCES SEE the “Scripture and Pacifism” page [next to  “About” on the “Home” page]

The “Best Of” stories from three previously-produced VHS videos on peacemaking for children ages 8-11 now available on DVD.  MennoLink

Pentecostal Pacifism

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3 thoughts on “Blogs and Resources

  1. When researching for my book, Christian Pacifism, I read a masters thesis at the North American Baptist Seminary over 30 years ago. And now, just made contact this year with the author,
    Jay Beaman, Ph.D.

    Here is his website with a link for his book, Pentecostal Pacifism.

    Here is one statement of Christians during WWI, from his webpage:

    ¨Resolution Concerning the Attitude of the General Council of the Assemblies of God Toward any Military Service which Involves the Actual Participation in the Destruction of Human Life.
    ¨While recognizing Human Government as of Divine ordination and affirming our unswerving loyalty to the Government of the United States, nevertheless we are constrained to define our position with reference to the taking of human life.
    ¨WHEREAS, in the Constitutional Resolution adopted at the Hot Springs General Council, April 1-10, 1914, we plainly declare the Holy Inspired Scriptures to be the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and
    ¨WHEREAS the Scriptures deal plainly with the obligations and relations of humanity, setting forth the principles of “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14); and
    ¨WHEREAS we, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, believe in implicit obedience to the Divine commands and precepts which instruct us to “Follow peace with all men,” (Heb. 12:14); “Thou shall not kill,” (Exod. 20:13); “Resist not evil,” (Matt. 5:39); “Love your enemies,” (Matt.5:44): etc. and
    ¨WHEREAS these and other Scriptures have always been accepted and interpreted by our churches as prohibiting Christians from shedding blood or taking human life;
    ¨THEREFORE we, as a body of Christians, while purposing to fulfill all the obligations of loyal citizenship, are nevertheless constrained to declare we cannot conscientiously participate in war and armed resistance which involves the actual destruction of human life, since this is contrary to our view of the clear teachings of the inspired Word of God, which is the sole basis of our faith.
    ¨Weekly Evangel, August 4, 1917, p. 6.

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