Category Archives: Peacemaking

Kill Them With Kindness

Here’s a sweet peacemaking story: A Republican sent a nasty tweet to an actor-comedian who had posted comments critical of President Trump. You’d expect the comedian to retort in kind, and for the downward spiral to continue, right? Especially because these men don’t know one another. But the comedian, Patton Oswalt, did the unexpected. Apparently he decided […]

Peacemaking at Harvest Bible Chapel

Prayers going out to my Peacemaker colleagues who are helping heal wounds within the congregation and leadership at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. May the God of peace be with you!

Christian Mediation in Clergy Abuse Cases?

Could Christian mediation help with the Catholic Church’s clergy abuse cases? Christian mediation differs from standard mediation in that it consciously incorporates Christian principles into the mediation process, promoting not only resolution of the dispute but also reconciliation of the relationship, to whatever degree is appropriate. Far from settling with a compromise, Christian mediation has […]

For the Sins of Our Fathers

Can  we apologize for the sins of our grandfathers and grandmothers? Should we? The answers to both questions was “yes” at a lawyers conference in Berlin this fall. Brent McBurney, president and CEO of Advocates International, reports the amazing work that God did during the gathering of Christian lawyers from across Europe. The conference, “50 Nations […]

What if Judge Kavanagh had Received Conflict Coaching?

Since the Honorable Brett Kavanagh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he has issued two statements of regret–an apology to Senator Klobuchar that evening, for answering her question with a question; and an acknowledgment in the Wall Street Journal today that his tone was sharp, and he said some things he now wishes he hadn’t […]

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