The Conflictmaker

This past weekend I was at a training seminar on conflict coaching through the Peacemakers Ministries.  For the most part it was a good reminder on some coaching/counseling techniques while handling conflict, which tends to be at the heart of what we all deal with as ministers.

However, I couldn’t help but want to counter their main, biblical message that we are to create a culture of peace.  For me, I prefer not to be a person that creates peace…but one who creates healthy conflict in a peaceful manner.  For out of conflict or tension, comes growth and refinement.

Sure there is conflict that arises from sin that should be hindered, and that is different, but there is also conflict that arises out of mere and healthy disagreement, controversy, and circumstance that we mustn’t see as evil, but as a tool for beauty.


~ by Dave Smith on March 30, 2009.

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