Nate Loucks


Nate Loucks is the pastor of State Street Community Church and the President of the Pax Center in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. These are thoughts on faith, social entrepreneurship, and the beauty of life.

Marginality and Loving Your Enemy with Miroslav Volf

Some of my friends have been talking about the idea of martyrdom lately. It's really more a feature of a larger conversation on nonviolence and allegiance that has been fueling within me since college. Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School. In the last three years, his voice has be more influential in my life than most. I find him tremendously humble yet profound. In regards to nonviolence, Dr. Volf has a unique voice as he was born and raised in Eastern Europe in the 1950's; a region known for disunity, corruption, and oppression against the religious.

This [rather informal] conversation on loving our enemies and, specifically, marginality is an important one. Is the de-marginalization of the world an important feature to the kingdom of God? How should that affect the way we treat our neighbors?