While the Nations Rage

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : July 14, 2006

I’m engaged in some loving debate at my friend “Surly Dave’s” blog right now about pacifism. I respect Dave. I’m a bit afraid that he’ll conclude I’m some sort of leftist wacko by the time our conversation is done. I’m the first to admit that pacifism in general is a pretty silly belief to hold. But I can’t read the Gospel reenforcing my Christian pacifism.

The conversation brings to mind one of my favorite songs by Rich Mullins (lots of his songs are favorites of mine). I think Rich will be one of the first people I visit when I walk the streets of the New Jerusalem:

Rich Mullins
While The Nations Rage

Why do the nations rage?
Why do they plot and scheme?
Their bullets can’t stop the prayers we pray
In the name of the Prince of Peace
We walk in faith and remember long ago
How they killed Him and then how on the third day He arose
Well, things may look bad
And things may look grim
But all these things must
pass except the things that are of Him

for further reading . . .

  • None Found


One Response to “While the Nations Rage”

  1. Shelley McGregor on August 3rd, 2006 9:35 pm

    Greetings in the Name of Jesus,
    I attend Calvary Chapel and work in South St. Paul but live in Wisconsin. I ‘ll have to check out Missio Dei since it’s so close.
    In regard to Rich Mullins… his best friend is coming to Minnesota and Wisconsin to play some concerts. Check out his website at Mitch played with Rich and lived with him on the Navajo Reservation.
    Peace of Christ,
    Shelley McGregor

Got something to say?