Author Archives: Tim Owens

About Tim Owens

I'm a husband, father, and Christ follower. I also live in Albany, NY, where I work as a pastor.

I’m a Christian Pacifist

I haven’t always been a pacifist–I used to make fun of pacifists as weirdos, wimps, and unrealistic dreamers with their heads in the sand. But, I’ve been on a journey the last decade or so that’s led me to pursue … Continue reading

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Kneeling with Kaepernick

What did you think when you first heard about the dark-skinned young man who dishonored one of his nation’s most sacred symbols, just to make a point? How did you feel about his public disgraceful treatment of his heritage for … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining “Us” and “Not-Us” (Part 2)

There’s been a lot of ugliness in the past couple of weeks. But I believe that God brings beauty out of the ugly. Even when it feels like the walls are closing in and the ugly is smearing everything I hold dear—I’ve … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining “Us” and “Not-Us” (Part 1)

There’s been a lot of ugliness in the past couple of weeks. But I believe that God brings beauty out of the ugly. Even when it feels like the walls are closing in and the ugly is smearing everything I hold dear—I’ve … Continue reading

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#prayAND

The victims of ISIS need more than #prayforParis (and Beirut, Kenya, etc). They need us to #prayAND. Let us be clear: #prayforParis and French flags over profile pictures are good first steps–we cannot underestimate the value of standing with and for the … Continue reading

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ISIS is telling a story. And so are we.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. –MLK ISIS is telling the world a story. It’s a terrifying story, full of hatred and murder, and ends with war. In … Continue reading

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Re-imagining Church

I believe in reimagining the church. Which isn’t really a controversial thing to say; it’s actually normal to the point of being routine. People who reimagine today might consider themselves progressive or cutting edge, but are bound for disappointment when they discover that they’re late to the … Continue reading

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