We are a Peace Church. We have a prophetic vision of peace, not unlike we see in a local nonprofit - they are cutting up military uniforms and transforming ex-soldiers into artists.
Peace and justice are built around rebuilding relationships. Jesus dismantled the law, the commandments and the ordinances in order to make peace. That’s why peace church Christians today work to change laws and establish greater justice.
They called Jesus the Son of David because kings were powerful, public, political figures. The Bible was written by people who had not yet theorized about social action campaigns, or democratic process, or community organizing, or creative non-conformity, or assets -based development, or political advocacy. There are glimpses of these ideas in scripture, but they are not fully formed. The Bible is written by people whose encounter with God fueled their imagination for public peacemaking and they described God as a king, and God’s desire for the world as a kingdom because God is with us in our messy public, political lives powerfully acting powerfully for justice and peace.