I have been discussing my views as a pacifist more publicly lately. Many have known for quite some time that I hold a pacifistic view. I will soon be posting more material on why I am a pacifist and provide arguments for the position. The purpose of this post is to examine a common misnomer, that of the connection of being a pacifist and being passive. These are not one and the same. Here I am posting a clip by Dr. Greg Boyd – a pacifist. Boyd exquisitely breaks down the difference between nonviolence and being passive. He examines righteous anger in the person of Jesus.
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Michael Stark has a Masters in Philosophy from Denver Seminary and a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Judson University. He has taught philosophy and theology at Colorado Christian University & Trinity Christian College. His academic focus is on Soren Kierkegaard, and the intersection of existentialism & social though and action. He is also the co-founder of IAmProject, a nonprofit organization that fosters spiritual formation and healing for churches and the LGBT community. His cardigan collection leaves many envious. Don’t worry, he shares. Michael has published in a variety of academic journals and books, as well as popular outlets such as Huffington Post, The Other Journal, and RELEVANT. You can visit his personal blog at www.michaeldstark.wordpress.com. View more posts