Episode

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Nonresistance in the Old Testament

July 24, 2019

Was Jesus’ command to love our enemies a new concept presented only in the New Testament? Did God want his people to love their enemies throughout history? In this episode, Stephen Russell traces the history of Nonresistance into the Old Testament and shows that, even before the New Testament, it was God’s will for his people to love their enemies.

Episode Guest Info

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell earned a degree in European Studies at George Mason University (1986-1988), and an M.A. in Church History and Theology at Wheaton Graduate School (1989). His voluntary service experiences include two summers in Germany (1978, 1982), Choice Books (1981), and a halfway house for parolees (1980). He taught in Christian schools for five years and worked at Choice Books for seventeen years. During a seven month stay in Israel (2006), he wrote a book on nonresistance, Overcoming Evil God’s Way.

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Episode Host

Reagan Schrock

Reagan is a member of Wellspring Mennonite Church and lives with his wife Patricia in southeast Tennessee. Reagan, along with Jaran, started Anabaptist Perspectives in 2017, and serves in leadership in the organization, in addition to being deeply involved in overseas missions work.

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