Adventist Peace Radio, Episode 2, Chris Blake

APF_Logo_Podcast_Artwork_Radio_Icon_250px - Copy (250x250)Welcome back to Adventist Peace Radio, the podcast of the Adventist Peace Fellowship. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Stitcher.

In this episode (#2), Jeff Boyd sits down with Chris Blake in his office at Union College to talk about the school’s peacemaking class, its annual peace week, and a workshop on communication that Chris has recently published.

Chris Blake is an English and communications Chris Blake - bio photoprofessor at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska (United States). Before teaching at Union, Chris was the editor of Insight magazine from 1986 to 1993. Chris has served as the president of the Adventist English Association, and he is the sponsor of the UC Amnesty-Tiny Hands International Club. His bestselling book Searching for a God to Love has been translated into four languages. Currently, Chris is the Chair of the Lincoln Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition. And he enjoys playing disc golf.


(Recorded March 2016)

1:50 Peace class at Union College

Selected textbooks: All Quiet on the Western Front, Beautiful Souls, Oscar Romero, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, and The Promise of Peace

7:30 Ten Thousand Acts of Peace (event in Lincoln, NE)


Chris Blake speaking at the peace event in Lincoln, NE. Photo courtesy of Union College.

One Billion Acts of Peace


Lincoln strives to make history through peace (Kelsey Murphy, KLKN-TV ABC8, 3 April 2016)

Lincoln Peacemakers pledge 10,000 acts of peace toward worldwide effort (Erin Andersen, Lincoln Journal Star, 19 Mar 2016)

10,000 Acts of Peace (Billion Acts Blog, 15 Mar 2016)

16:05 Union College Peace Week

Call for Peace (Adventist denominational statement)

Themes for each day: Dialogue, Justice, Forgiveness, Reconciliation

Build Your Own Peace Week” (Chris Blake, Journal of Adventist Education, Summer 2013, 43-45).

23:00 A Sanctuary for Conversation: Listening, Loving, and Learning

Open Dialogue Resources

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MUSIC: “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, via Free Music Archive.

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Chris Blake’s office door.