Jason Porterfield has made his home in places abandoned by society, from Canada's poorest neighborhood to the slums of Indonesia. His passion is to cultivate God's shalom wherever it is painfully absent and to help churches embrace their peacemaking vocation.
In 2007, Jason joined Servants (servantsasia.org), an international network of Christian communities living and ministering among the urban poor. He was a founding member of the Servants team in Vancouver, started a new team in Indonesia, and directed operations in North America through 2015. Jason holds a master in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and now lives in his riskiest location yet: next door to his in-laws.
"Written as a compelling narrative of Jesus' final week of life and
ministry, Jason weaves historical context and accessible commentary
in building a tangible set of practices for those who want to take
peacemaking seriously. Many describe Jesus as a peacemaker, but few
do the thoughtful work of unpacking what that meant and how it
informs the vocation of the church. This is a great book for any
churches who desire to take a deep dive into the implications and
invitation of Holy Week as an embodied extension of the peace that
Jesus waged 2000 years ago."
----JON HUCKINS, cofounder of the Global Immersion Project and coauthor of Mending the Divides