Category Archives: Peacemaking

What If I Saw Things the Way God Does?

That’s not a bad question with which to start.  If I could only know and took to heart how the living God saw things (and sees them now), it would transform what I esteem and value.  It would upend what … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Peacemaking

“Well, that didn’t go quite like I’d hoped.” How many times have you found yourself saying that after a holiday gathering?  And, should I add, who comes to mind even now as I raise that question? All may not be … Continue reading

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A Sobering Anniversary

This past Saturday marked a sobering anniversary.  On that day 29 years ago, Soviet jet fighters intercepted a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shot the plane down, killing all 269 passengers and crew members.  On September 1, … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth…for you and me

“Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” In the last verse of the last chapter in the last book of the Old Testament, these words are spoken of the Messiah: And He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the … Continue reading

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The Gospel and the Farewell Sermon (Part 2)

Jonathan Edwards served the church of Northampton, MA for twenty-three years.  He began in 1726 as the assistant to his grandfather who had been there since 1672.  It ended in 1750 with Edwards being ingloriously dismissed for various reasons – … Continue reading

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The Gospel and the Farewell Sermon (Part 1)

Jonathan Edwards, 48, painting attr. to Joseph Badger To the church in Collossae, Paul wrote, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has … Continue reading

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The Power of the Gospel and the Peace It Brings

The Berlin Wall, 1989 Two quotes to consider.  The first has to do with the ugly potential for human division.  Describing the attitudes of the 1st century Jewish believer towards the Gentiles, William Barclay wrote: The Jew had an immense … Continue reading

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