What Do We Do With Sutherland Springs?

by Gary Mitchell and Brent Bever Love your enemies, yes. However, when churches are physically attacked, what should our response be? What if the violence of Sutherland Springs, Texas comes to our door? Sometimes it feels like this country is determined to find yet another difficult issue that divides us. Can we agree on anything? Do […]

A Brethren in Christ Theology of Risk

A Brethren in Christ missionary in Southeast Asia is very frugal and looks for the cheapest flights whenever she has to travel. During a time of political unrest in Bangkok, the cheapest flights she could find would have required her to leave one airport and take public transportation to another. She was prepared to risk venturing […]

We Value It All

by Kurt Willems Reprinted from the Summer 2017 edition of Shalom! DO WE REALLY mean that? As Brethren in Christ folks, we have this value—pursuing peace—that our world most desperately needs to see in real life. When applied consistently, it confounds the ideologies of any political party. This value pushes us to take the “all” with utter seriousness. […]

From Man of War to Man of Peace

by Ron Kramer Reprinted from the Summer 2017 edition of Shalom! I WAS BORN to be a soldier. Unknowingly trained from birth by my dysfunctional family, I adapted to conflict, chaos, and pain. To protect myself, I ignored and stuffed painful emotions. The benefits were that I appreciated order, functioned well in crisis, and became very resourceful at accomplishing […]