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The Refugee Jesus

The following sermon was preached at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on November, 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday. Author Rev. Mark Koenig writes, “I rarely post sermons, however this one received enough positive feedback that I make an exception. Note that

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Syria: “Lives in the Balance”

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Like many in the United States and around the world, reading the news about Syria has untapped within me a well of emotions.  But along with so many emotions and opinions, a single song has been running through my head – “Lives in the Balance” by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.

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Does “right make might” in Syria?

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Applying just peace criteria to President Obama’s call to arms The President has decided to seek Congressional approval for authorization to use force in Syria. This means that the American public has a week to debate the rationale presented for airstrikes against the Assad regime. Since the core of the

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What is a “Peace Church?”

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Is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) now being called to become a “peace church,” not simply opposing particular wars but affirming nonviolence as a basic orientation toward conflict in our daily lives, in our communities, and in our world? If so, what would the implications of such a stance be for

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