Category Archives: Shalom Vision

“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: […]

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Grieving Over Torture

I grieve over torture. I grieve not only because of those subjected to the abuse no human being should be forced to endure. I grieve not primarily as an American citizen who feels ashamed of the morally bankrupt national leadership that authorized and promoted the practice. I grieve not just as an individual who is […]

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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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  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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