Peacemaking and religion

Mennonites and War
Describes evolving Mennonite pacifist responses to war, including the transition from two-kingdom theology to a view that stresses Christ's lordship over the whole creation.
Gerald J. Mast

True Evangelical Faith and the Gospel of Peace
Examines the relationship between evangelical Christian culture and the biblical call to peacemaking and enemy love. Demonstrates how evangelical doctrine can both support and undermine peace convictions.
Gerald J. Mast

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict. If you
’re unable to experience the center in person, the next best option is to plan a Lion and Lamb program at your location. We can customize interactive sessions for audiences of any age and interest that will incorporate literature, art and music, along with other fun props from the center.
Louise Matthews

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University
The Lion and Lamb Center combines a program center, art exhibit, library collection and outdoor sculptures to promote peace and justice, cultural understanding, global awareness and nonviolence. Visitors may browse the 3,000+ books in the peace collection, enjoy the artwork and sculptures as well as the Honda Outdoor Sculpture Garden.  Interactive sessions can be customized for audiences of all ages and interests by incorporating literature, music and art to address broad themes of peace. For more information, email
Louise Matthews

The Gifts of the Martyrs
Drawing on the stories, letters, confessions, debates, hymns, poetry and images found in the classic Anabaptist text Martyrs Mirror this presentation considers what Christians today can learn from the witness of those who offered their lives as a gift to God, even unto death, particularly during the 16th century Reformation era.
Gerald J. Mast

Global Connections
International students attending Bluffton University share about their country and culture through individual presentations or panel presentations to promote cultural understanding.  This opportunity is coordinated through Louise Matthews, the advisor for International Connection, and is limited to occasions when international students are available to participate.
Louise Matthews

What is Christian Calling?
This workshop or presentation offers three prominent views of calling within the Christian theological tradition and invites audience members to reflect on personal vocation amidst changing occupational stations.
Gerald J. Mast

The Amish and America
Explores the enigmatic relationship between American and Amish culture in light of Amish history and American consumerism.
Gerald J. Mast 

For more information or to schedule a speaker, contact the public relations office at at least two weeks prior to your meeting.