Key Articles

With over hundreds of articles and true stories, the Peacemaker Ministries website contains a wealth of information for those who are interested in learning about biblical peacemaking. Admittedly, however, this is quite a bit of information to sift through. Therefore, this page contains those articles that we refer to the most often and that we believe you will find most helpful in your study of this topic.

If you haven’t already read them, we suggest that you start with those articles found under the section Foundational Principles.  If you are looking for additional information, see Our Main Library:

  • Accountability:The Mark of a Wise and Protected Leader by Ken Sande. Every year hundreds of churches and ministries are thrown into turmoil when someone criticizes or raises serious questions about the conduct of a pastor or ministry executive. In this article, Ken Sande discusses the best way to provide church leaders with loving accountability.
  • Approachability: The Passport to Real Ministry and Leadership by Ken Sande. Many pastors have extraordinary gifts in areas of preaching and teaching, yet struggle to connect personally and gain the trust of their church members. In this article, Ken Sande unpacks the issue of approachability and how to cultivate it as a church leader.
  • Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others by Ken Sande. As we interact with other people, we must constantly make judgments about their words and actions so that we can respond to them appropriately. But the Bible warns that we are prone to look for the worst in people at times, and we judge them more critically than they deserve. In this article, Ken Sande provides practical ways to guard against this tendency and to follow Jesus’ example of making accurate and charitable judgments about others.
  • Children Can Be Peacemakers by Ken Sande. This article gives a helpful introduction on how to raise our own children to be peacemakers.
  • Polemic Theology – How to Deal with Those who Differ from Us by Dr. Roger R. Nicole, Visiting Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary. This article gives an in-depth look at the universal principles for relating to those who differ from us, helping us understand how to contend earnestly for the faith without being contentious.
  • The Cross and Criticism by Dr. Alfred J. Poirier. This is a helpful discussion of how we, as Christians, should thoughtfully, mercifully, and humbly give and receive criticism.
  • The God We Can Trust by Ken Sande. Relates how we demonstrate our trust in God by obeying his teachings and commands in the midst of conflict.
  • The Key to Revival by Dr. Alfred J. Poirier. In this article, Dr. Poirier tells his experience of God’s amazing work of reconciliation in a deeply conflicted church, where instead of a split or continued dispute, the church finds forgiveness and reconciliation.