Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a Christian congregation located in the heartland of America in Saint Joseph, Missouri. For 31 years, Brian and his wife Peri’s vision for the church has been to be an authentic expression of the Kingdom of Jesus in a modern world. Brian is known for his focus on embracing the deep and long history of the Church and wholeheartedly participating in God’s mission to redeem and restore His world.

Brian is the author of three books: Beauty Will Save The World, Unconditional: The Call of Jesus To Radical Forgiveness, and What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life.

Allegiance to Empire


Practices of Kingdom Citizenship

War Prayer


Brian Zahnd on war, politics and Jesus.

It's Just War


We cannot not accept the Jesus Christ abolished war.

And All Shall Be Well


God's only disposition towards us is one of love.

Kingdom WIne


Brian Zahnd on journey from grape juice to wine.

The Cruciform Model of Beauty


Brian Zahnd on how beauty will save the world.

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