Category Archives: Shalom Vision


  The chilling picture released as part of the final police report into the Sandy Hook massacre   Where I live in South Florida we don’t see snow. I had to go to the local museum to see snowflakes. But these were snowflakes of a special kind. They are on tour. Since the horror of […]

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Peace in the Midst World

Dave Hedgepeth Community Christian Church of Marana, Arizona December 8, 2013   After a very long and boring sermon the parishioners filed out of the church saying nothing to the preacher. Towards the end of the line was a thoughtful person who always commented on the sermons. “Pastor, today your sermon reminded me of the […]

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Waging Peace

Waging Peace Christy Newton FCC Vellejo, California   “Wage Peace” by Mary Oliver Wage peace with your breath. Breathe in firemen and rubble, breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds. Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children and freshly mown fields. Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees. Breathe in […]

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Active Peace

Active Peace Rev. Caleb J. Lines South Street Christian Church Springfield, MO One of the problems with going to the movies these days is that far too often you know what’s going to happen before you ever step foot in the theater. Each genre has it’s own formula and you pretty much know what you’re […]

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Are you Ready for Peace?

Are you ready for peace? Richard Hull Church: St. Nicholas Park Christian Church City, State: Jacksonville, FL   Advent is time of year when we get ready for something that is coming. In the secular world we call it getting ready for “the holidays.”  Of course Holidays is a religious term…it means Holy Days. I […]

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Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” Preached on Dec. 8th, 2013 at Foothills Christian Church Glendale, AZ by Rev. Andrew Shepherd (Sermon Audio)   Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, truth; Where there is […]

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Anticipating Peace

A sermon preached at Niles Discovery Church, Fremont, California, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, by the Rev. Jeffrey Spencer. Scriptures:  Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12 Copyright © 2013 by Jeffrey S. Spencer These words from the prophet Isaiah are even more powerful when read in their context.  Chapter 11 begins with the line, “A shoot […]

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The Peace That Passes Understanding

  “The Peace That Passes Understanding” Isaiah 11:1-10 – Rev. Rebecca Littlejohn Vista La Mesa Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), La Mesa, California – December 8, 2013 Holy God, bless the speaking and the hearing of these words that we might open our hearts to your vision of shalom for our world and witness to […]

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Making Sure You’ve Got It In The Right Order

Making Sure You’ve Got It in the Right Order (Isaiah 11:1-10) Peace Sermon Preached on Dec. 8th, 2013 by Rev. Derek Penwell, Douglas Blvd. Christian Church Louisville, KY A lot’s been going on in the world recently. Pope Francis released a controversial encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, denouncing trickle-down economics and urging global leaders to fight poverty […]

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Plows and Pruning Hooks

Plows and Pruning Hooks Isaiah 2:1-5 December 1, 2013 ~ First Sunday of Advent Eureka Christian Church, Eureka, IL ~ Rev. Jennie Churchman Coming in to the sanctuary today, you could tell immediately that things are different! We have entered into a new season of the Church Year. Actually, we have begun a new Church […]

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