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Keep Hope (And Olive Trees) Alive!

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“A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” -Isaiah 11:1 My 81-year-old mother worries every time I go because “It’s just not safe over there.” “Ma,” I respond, “according to the statistics it is more dangerous for me to

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A Perspective on Peace

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Is There Shalom in the Land? This article was originally published in the Advent 2015 issue of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s PHP Post, available at http://www.pcusa.org/resource/phppostadvent2015/. “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah

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Laudato Si’ and The Accra Confession in Conversation

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In 2004, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches 24th General Council in Accra, Ghana, released The Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth. The Accra Confession came out of more than a decade of global dialogues among leadership of Reformed churches. At their meeting in Accra,

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Reconciled Diversity

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An Ecumenical Vision for the 21st Century “In Christ God was reconciling the world…and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.” –II Corinthians 5:19 You won’t be surprised that a professor of Ecumenical Studies has chosen to write on the gift of the ecumenical movement for our common Christian pilgrimage.

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Living in God’s Mission: Being Fully Alive

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“I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white

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The Missional Church: The Church Catholic

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I was teaching youth and college Sunday school a few years ago, and we were discussing the Apostles’ Creed, particularly the part where Christians confess belief in the ‘holy and catholic church’. One student spoke up and asked what the Creed meant by ‘catholic’. Without much thought, I rattled off

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Apocalypse How?

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Climate Change, Eschatology, and Christian Responsibility Week 1 Homepage Between the Bang and the Whimper: Prophetic Hope in an Apocalyptic World, Rev. Ginna Bairby Climate of Conflict: A Trip to Examine the Root Causes of Social-Environmental Conflicts in Peru “The Creation Waits”: Fossil Fuel Divestment at the 221st GA, Megan M.

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Principalities of New Power

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Why Apocalyptic Language? When Prophetic Isn’t Enough. In a recent article entitled “How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Way Possible,” Buzzfeed commentator Akira Watts argues that the collapse of our society will be fairly prosaic due to infrastructure failure. Without functioning major roads and transmission lines, things

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