The Jesus Driven Life by Michael Hardin

"Jesus' death is God's way of coming into the machinery of sacrifice and tossing in a wrench to stop it from working ever again."

"Jesus' death is God's way of coming into the machinery of sacrifice and tossing in a wrench to stop it from working ever again."

MICHAEL HARDIN

MICHAEL HARDIN

- THE JESUS DRIVEN LIFE

- THE JESUS DRIVEN LIFE

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"I am learning to listen to the Voice of Love that has come to me deep inside
- the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus"

"I am learning to listen
to the Voice of Love
that has come to me deep inside
- the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus"

MICHAEL HARDIN

MICHAEL HARDIN

- WALKING WITH GRANDFATHER

- WALKING WITH GRANDFATHER

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"The cross is the place of God's self-revelation, where God is not all powerful, but has surrendered all power into our hands."

"The cross is the place of God's self-revelation, where God is not all powerful, but has surrendered all power into our hands."

MICHAEL HARDIN

MICHAEL HARDIN

- WHAT THE FACEBOOK? VOL 1

- WHAT THE FACEBOOK? VOL 1

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The Peace of the Gospel

The first annual Peace of the Gospel conference is happening Nov 2-4 in Santa Fe, NM. This year features speakers Diana Butler-Bass, Richard Beck, Mark Charles, Douglas Campbell, Richard Rohr, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Brian McLaren, Stanley Hauerwas, Danielle Shroyer, plus many, many more…

THE NEED FOR PREACHING PEACE

The mimetic theory proposed by René Girard has been tested within multiple disciplines: anthropology, literary criticism, theology, religion, psychology, epistemology, sociology, philosophy, political science, economics, linguistics, etc. and now is being tested within the hard sciences, mathematics and medicine. It explains the origins of violence and negative mimesis and the central role that violence plays in structuring our perceptions of reality as well as the structures humans create to govern their world. Further it shows in its interpretation of the Jesus event the power of nonviolence and positive mimesis to transform the human condition.


Over the past several decades, a growing number of biblical scholars and theologians have seen the value of understanding religion in the light of mimetic theory. There is a convergence occurring between the Christian theologians who use the mimetic theory and scholars that write from a peace-building perspective. The time is ripe for a new and creative way of speaking about the God of Peace, of God as Peace, and the mimetic theory is becoming a major catalyst for this emerging conversation. Preaching Peace has begun to organize these scholars and create opportunities for them to be sharing this new paradigm all over North America. Preaching Peace is unique among organizations in popularizing the mimetic theory and is able to reach a broad and diverse audience.

René Girard
I consider Michael Hardin to be a gifted and effective advocate who is able to make the Mimetic Theory and its application clear and understandable to both clergy and lay people.
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Educating in Jesus' Vision of Peace

The School of Peace Theology

Online, live courses with some of the finest minds today. Courses are available in Theology, Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies and more!

The Peace of The Gospel Conference

Our annual conference, The Peace of the Gospel 2017 features Richard Rohr, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Diana Butler-Bass, Douglas Campbell, Brian McLaren and many more!

The Preaching Peace Lectionary

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The Making Peace Training

Our quarterly gatherings feature an intimate time of meditation, self-discover, survival training and theological deconstruction.

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“The Jesus Driven Life is nothing less than a magisterial synthesis of much that can be known about Jesus and the early centuries of Christianity and their continuing relevance for today.”

– Walter Wink, Author of The Powers Trilogy


“For all who sense that there’s something profoundly off with the westernized Gospel they’ve been given, …and even more for all who don’t yet sense what’s wrong, The Jesus Driven Life is a ‘must read’!”

Greg Boyd, Author of The Crucifixion of the Warrior God


“The Jesus Driven Life … is an invitation to take a closer look at the Pearl that is so precious it is worth leaving everything in the world to pursue.”

Shane Claiborne, Author of Executing Grace

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