Author Archives: Andrew Shepherd

God before Guns (Guest Post)

We welcome guest blogger Rev. Kristine Eggert, a retired Disciples pastor and co-founder of God Before Guns, one of DPF’s partner ministries. You can read more about God Before Guns’ perspective on weapons in houses of worship at http://godbeforeguns.org/guns-in-worship.html. Written in the wake of the massacre at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, TX.  Parts of this […]

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Interview with James Hamlett for DPF NewsNotes

Interview with James Hamlett for DPF NewsNotes In 1966, James Hamlett graduated from Wichita High School North in Kansas. He served his last day as the President of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church on August 31, 2016, after serving for nearly 46 years in various ministries within the Christian Church including the United […]

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“Summer Stories”: Testimonies from former Peace Interns

Applications are now open for the Disciples Peace Fellowship summer Peace Internship. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories from former interns about the life changing, transformational time they had serving their church. If you know someone between the age of 21 and 30, make sure to send them to our application page: […]

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“Summer Stories”- testimonies from former DPF Peace interns

Applications are now open for the Disciples Peace Fellowship summer Peace Internship. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories from former interns about the life changing, transformational time they had serving their church. If you know someone between the age of 21 and 30, make sure to send them to our application page: https://www.dpfweb.org/apply-to-be-an-intern/ […]

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The Torch is Passed

The Torch is Passed by Bruce D. Ervin “How are we going to train the next generation of peace makers?” That’s the question that Alton Beaver asked his colleagues at the Department of Church and Society 40 years ago. The Vietnam War was winding down and there was an opportunity to pause and plan for […]

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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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