'Tis the Season of the Prince of Peace


The theme of peace has become ubiquitous with the Christmas Season - even for the non-religious.

For Christians, this is the time of year when Jesus is popularly identified as the Prince of Peace. Yet, much violence throughout history  has been committed in the name of the Prince of Peace - and even rationalized by the teachings of Jesus.

What is seldom taught is the context - the reason - why Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace. It's important to remember that Jesus is not the Prince of Peace only at Christmas time, but all year round. For an excellent explanation of the history and context of Jesus as the Prince of Peace, watch this video series by theologian Walter Wink, presented in 2008 at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

A 5 part Series:

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