During conflict, we can be tempted to ask where is God and how can He be good? This is especially true when we are facing injustice.
So what do we do when despite our best efforts, attempts at peace are ‘one-sided’? A big part of the answer is found in Romans 12:17-18.
“Peacemakers who sow in peace?” Why our attitude matters. The recent withdrawal of the United States Army from Afghanistan and the withering speed of the Taliban takeover has been staggering to observe. Terrible pictures of people falling off departing planes have left us disturbed and fearful for the future of the people in that country
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We talk a lot about how to give good apologies, but as people seeking to build peace and reconcile relationships, how should we receive one?
The current culture encourages throwing out comments like bait into social media and other social settings. The intent is to catch people and reel them into angry conflict over issues, both large and small, without any desire for personal, rational conversation.
To live is to experience brokenness, in our relationships as much as in ourselves. We are all familiar with the sharp sting of unresolved conflict, and the dull ache that replaces it, if healing doesn’t flow.
What does it take to be different online? To be present but not dragged down into toxic online conflict. To instead, be as Jesus encourages in Matthew 5:9, a peacemaker.
If we start to view conflict as a God-given opportunity, we’re already on the road to becoming peacemakers. How? Because we are seeing conflict in a new way.
In a world so riven with conflict, what does the Bible mean when it says that of the greatness of His peace there will be no end?
Wisdom learned on the land often becomes a metaphor for God’s lessons in other areas of our lives, and many of Jesus’s parables had to do with nature.
Conflict can quickly disrupt our plans for a relaxing family holiday. But how can we unwind and be at peace in the midst of unwanted chaos?
The world is burdened by conflict everywhere As the war in Ukraine raged on and Russia’s acts of aggression continued to appal us, at the Oscars Will Smith’s shocking act of violence caused international outrage. Here in Australia, Brian Houston apologised for the incidents that caused him to resign as the global leader of Hillsong Church