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We are people of God’s peace

The fifth chapter of What We Believe Together: Exploring the “Shared Convictions” of Anabaptist-Related Churches states that “The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of our life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.” In this meditation, […]

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Making home

In John 8:1-8, we hear Jesus promising to abide with us, and challenging us to abide in him, the true vine. “Abide” means “make home.” There are many ways in which each of us feel “not at home,” sometimes even in our own home! Might the promise of Jesus the true vine offer a hopeful […]

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Subversive Shalom

In Jeremiah 29, God calls the people in exile to engage fully in the work of shalom, committing themselves to extending wholeness and peace through mundane, attainable, risky, uncomfortable, transformative action. This invitation remains for us today. We are promised that, when we pursue God’s shalom on behalf of others, we will also experience it […]

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The scars of Jesus

Jesus’ carries around scars on his body, and that is good news. In John 20:19-31 Jesus invites the disciples to look at his scars; he tells Thomas to touch his marred hands and side. The invitation to see God’s scars is good news that calls us into a vulnerable life together and offers a glimpse […]

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