“That’s NOT the Gospel Andy!” I bristled inside as I felt another contrary voice rise up. Many dear friends have sought, with good intention, to re-direct my thinking and efforts back to what I should really be doing as a minister. Apparently peacemaking should not be the main thing, whatContinue Reading

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Yesterday I accompanied a group of campus ministry leaders doing some training in Seattle as they visited a Mosque in Redmond (MAPS–Muslim Association of the Puget Sound). I introduced this Christian group to my friends in the Muslim community, in part to have an important encounter with each other. TooContinue Reading

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Peace with God. Who should be included in the circle? What are my limits? One of the discoveries I’ve made in this journey of peacemaking (both in Israel/Palestine conflict and in Christian/Muslim bridge building) is the trap we sometimes fall into thinking God’s peace is all about me, or byContinue Reading

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Momentum is building and the chorus of those committed to (and working for) peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is growing. But the voice of those who want to silence any possibility of peace is simultaneously getting louder. The specter of more violence, and the loss of life also seems veryContinue Reading

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