Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

At the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, I, like so many others, pray for peace.  In a world torn apart by conflict and war, peace is sorely needed.  And so I pray for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  And then …

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The prospect of a military strike on Syria by the USA is causing consternation across the globe.  The sheer hypocrisy of the US position is staggering; here we have a country that has actually used WMD on a massive scale in Japan during WWII, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, but now finds it …

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The Mennonite’s have a long tradition of non-violence and pacifism.  Like the other historic peace churches (Quakers, Church of the Brethren), Mennonites have, from their origins, taken the position that Jesus was himself was an avowed pacifist and therefore his followers must live his example. As we might expect, there are varying viewpoints within the ‘peace churches’ …

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