The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday

45 - Are Christians Called to Pacifism? (w/ Shane Claiborne and Jack Hoey)

June 05, 2023 Seacoast Church
The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday
45 - Are Christians Called to Pacifism? (w/ Shane Claiborne and Jack Hoey)
Show Notes

Does holding to the Christian faith mean that violence is never an option?  From contexts of a parent using force to protect a child to a country using weapons to protect civilians, what does "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemy" look like practically?  When Jesus says "those who live by the sword will die by the sword," does that mean no fighting, even in order to protect? 

Author and activist Shane Claiborne and Seacoast's Jack Hoey are together again to discuss pacifism (check out Episode 2 for a discussion between these two on whether Christians can accrue wealth and serve God at the same time).

We're all in agreement that the church's highest calling is to love.  Are there times when love demands force?

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In this episode
Shane Claiborne /
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Jack Hoey /
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Joey Svendsen, co-host / Instagram
Lynne Stroy, co-host/ Instagram

Executive Producer: Josh Surratt
Producer/Editor: Joey Svendsen
Sound Engineer/Editor: JT Price
Sound Engineer: Gabe Dewalk

Music, theme song: Joel T. Hamilton Music
Other music:  Seacoast Music


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