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Peace, spirituality, values, and activism
from a Jesus perspective
Persons, “impersonal” nature, and the Hebrew bible

The bible speaks of the sky rejoicing, the earth being glad, and the trees clapping their hands. Mary Joerstad, a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, thinks that the best way to understand these texts is that the sky, earth, and trees are presumed, in these texts, to be persons–other-than-human persons. And she offers this reading […]

About us

Tim Peebles is an Anabaptist theologian, Mennonite pastor, and martial artist, recently moved from Chicago to England. He currently serves as the coordinator of Anvil Trust, a UK charity devoted to articulating, advocating, and advancing Jesus-Shalom.

Noel Moules is a thinker, teacher, author and activist for peace, justice and deep ecology. He is the founder and visionary of Anvil Trust with its Workshop, Peacemeal and Jesus-Shalom podcast programmes.

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