Does Pacifism have Pitfalls?

I first encountered Jonathan Sauder two years ago at a Making Peace Conference in Pennsylvania.  Jonathan came to the podium to give his presentation, and as I always do, I had my pad of paper and pencil in hand to take down anything that I thought noteworthy or particularly well-stated.  I found myself quickly overwhelmed by Jonathan’s choice of words, the flow of his presentation, his clever and dry humor, and his sensitivity to his topic. I soon learned that it was pointless to try to focus on taking notes—in doing so I was missing the experience of purely listening and enjoying the experience. When it was said and done, Jonathan received a standing ovation from everyone in the room—from beginning learners to Ph.D.’s.  In his engaging and fluid presentation, I noticed that Jonathan had a transcript.  I had one simple request—could we get a copy of the transcript.  As you might have guessed—everyone wanted a copy.

The School of Peace Theology is now proud to announce a course from Jonathan entitled: Can a Christian Conscience Be a Good Conscience?  Detecting Deadly Innocence, Hostile Forgiveness, and other Pitfalls for Pacifists.  The course will be using Bonhoeffer’s Ethics as a way of approaching this delicate topic. Jonathan is the “heir apparent” of Preaching Peace in both career and thought.  Michael refers to Jonathan his intellectual sparring partner (as well as intellectual superior).  Presently Jonathan is functioning as Assistant to the Director for Preaching Peace, while pursuing his advanced degree at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX.

The School of Peace Theology brings you the opportunity to experience Jonathan Sauder not for just one session, but for six live sessions in his premier course in the school.  And even better, there is an interactive question and response session for 45 minutes after each presentation!

Take advantage of this opportunity starting Tuesday, April 17 at 8 pm EDT—you will be glad you did!

Peace,
Greg Vadala
Director
The School of Peace Theology

April 28, 2017

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