John Fairfield


I am a Research Fellow at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Interfaith Engagement. I've lived in Canada, Germany, Belgium, France, and the United States, and served under Mennonite Central Committee in Congo (Kinshasa) in the early 70's, and in Nepal in the late '90's. My Ph.D. in Computer Science is from Duke University, 1981.

I was professor of Computer Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, teaching there for nearly twenty years. In 1992 I cofounded Rosetta Stone ( with my brothers-in-law Allen and Eugene Stoltzfus, and was VP of Research and Development there until my retirement in 2006.

My wife Kathryn is a retired attorney, mediator and trainer of mediators. We raised four sons in Bridgewater, Virginia, where we now enjoy ten grandchildren. We are members of Park View Mennonite Church.

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The Healer Messiah - Turning Enemies into Trustworthy Opponents
Price: Free! Words: 33,870. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict
This book is about how to live well with people who deny our core beliefs, or whose actions we consider immoral, or who have traumatized us. The church is described as an incarnation of God's spirit on earth, the Healer Messiah, who can bring justice and peace by confrontation within communion, by conflict within hospitality.

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