Author: Ted Grimsrud

Why it is important to recognize that Paul does not write about “homosexuality”: The Bible and LGBTQ inclusion [Part 2]

Ted Grimsrud—October 4, 2017 Over the past several decades, as North American Christians have sought to discern the way forward amidst differing convictions concerning the acceptance of LGBTQ Christians and of same-sex marriage, one of the arenas of debate has been what to make of the writings of Paul the Apostle. Continue reading Why it is important to recognize that Paul does not write about “homosexuality”: The Bible and LGBTQ inclusion [Part 2]

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The Politics of Engaged Pacifism

Ted Grimsrud—November 7, 2017 [This is the third in a series of four posts on Christian pacifism. The previous one, posted on November 4, was “Some biblical bases for pacifism.”] “One of the most pressing questions facing the world today is, ‘How can we oppose evil without creating new evils and being made evil ourselves?’”[ …] Continue reading The Politics of Engaged Pacifism

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Pacifism and violence in the struggle against oppression

Ted Grimsrud—October 29, 2017 Is pacifism a viable social philosophy? I believe that it is, though I also recognize that arguments in favor of the possibility that at times violence might be appropriate can seem pretty persuasive. Nevertheless, as I will outline later in this post, I think the moral and practical problems with violence … Continue reading Pacifism and violence in the struggle against oppression

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