By Andy Hale We’ve all been there before. We felt passionate about something happening in our world, thumbed a sternly written rant about it, and then hit “Post.” There is a fantastic sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when you have put into words what you felt inside about this thing or that. Except, your thoughts … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Peace
Go out in peace
By Laura Stephens-Reed The honesty and vulnerability of John 20:19-31 are the reasons why this passage is, hands down, my favorite in the Bible. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be a disciple on that first Easter evening? In John, two of the Twelve have seen the empty tomb and believed, but … Continue reading
Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator
By Harold Tessendorf As the United States enters the final stages of the 2020 presidential election and as the summer of protests and counter-protests continue in cities and communities across the country, the following questions keep recurring to me: Is it possible for protestors and counter-protestors alike to express their political views in a non-violent and … Continue reading
By Ron Hinson A novel coronavirus emergence is an outcome of life cycles of ever-present change within the biological ecosystems of our earth. Prevention or response to such events can be marked by the false assumptions that we can sustainably “control” biology when, in truth, each new event marks a new scenario that we may … Continue reading
Freedom for peace or for pain?
I probably should work a little harder at commenting in a more timely fashion about current events. Truthfully, it takes me a while to figure out how I feel about things. That was not true with recent events. I know how I immediately reacted and felt about the film depicting the Prophet Mohammed. I know … Continue reading
Churches remember victims of violence on Second Sunday of Advent
Louisville-area churches have a meaningful innovation for the Second Sunday of Advent. Highland Baptist Church joins with Ridgewood Baptist and St. William Catholic churches in Louisville this Sunday to remember victims of violence and their families in their community by placing crosses on the front lawn of the church. This Sunday following their morning worship services, Highland … Continue reading
It’s not over yet
I have recently been reminded of the violent world in which we live. As hard as I try to live in the “right parts of town” or avoid watching the news all the time, I just can’t seem to escape all of the pain and suffering. How appropriate that this reminder comes during Holy Week. … Continue reading
Peace in the city?
I have been in LA at Fuller Theological Seminary taking some classes and this past Tuesday morning started bright and early as our MAGL cohort headed down to the Metro to take public transportation to East Hollywood. The train was crowded with people heading to work and I stood most of the forty-five minute commute. … Continue reading