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Neighbours or Scapegoats

“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” you are doing right.” (James 2:8) James wasn’t saying that this is something we should do just in the good times. He was speaking just prior to the Roman invasion of Jerusalem, when civil war was tearing Israel apart. These […]

Building Peace, not War

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do […]

Restoring the Broken with Jubilee

In the Old Testament they had the jubilee principle, which Israel never seemed to keep. It was to prevent the sins of the fathers being passed down to subsequent generations, to stop the perpetual poverty people were born into. This was part of the clear social rehabilitation the Old Testament was wanting to build into […]

Rebuilding Relationships

One United Nations peace-keeper remarked on how good it was serving in other nations. He said he gets to meet people he would otherwise never have known. He gets to understand people in a way he never did before. Our nations have been so separated in the past, that almost all we hear about others […]

United Nations, Concluding Comments

God’s goal in the gospel is to draw peoples together, undoing the nationalism, racism and self-centredness in our privatised economic lives that keep us apart. The purpose of God here is to bring healing, both to our renewed souls that embrace love rather than self, and to the oppression that the world has been subject […]