Tag Archives: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

“Joe, why aren’t you eating a S’more?”

“Joe, why aren’t you eating a S’more?” Ahh, I’m glad you asked. Let’s chat. S’mores an all American camping classic. If you didn’t eat s’mores by a campfire, did you even go camping? At our summer camps, S’mores were served as a treat at least once during campfire. To some of you who aren’t familiar […]

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Crossing Borders: My Week at Loch Leven

Diversity—a quality that many of our camps strive for, yearn for, dream about. Tokenism—an unfortunate result of our desperate want to feel diverse. Unity—often confused with uniformity and conformity; being of one tribe. Tribalism—constructed borders that keep us “with our own;” Othering. A crossroads—an intersection a confluence a state of being both, and a place […]

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My NoCal Chill

After 4 weeks of camp living as an extrovert, this week I found myself retreating farther into a personal bubble. I like to tell people that I don’t have a personal bubble because typically I can talk to anyone and everyone—without problem. But this week, I felt myself lacking some of the energy it takes […]

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Indiana and Ohio: Building Emotional Room

Many apologies to those of you who were anticipating a blog post from me last week! When I left Bedford Christian Camp in Southern Indiana I was fairly emotionally drained. I wasn’t sure how I was feeling and what to do with many of the experiences and stories shared with me. Many high schoolers I […]

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A-OK in OK

My summer as a nomadic advocate for peace and justice began two weeks ago. After a week of training at Disciples headquarters in Indianapolis, I left for the “land of the Red Man”—a name I find incredibly problematic, but not uncommon for the history of Oklahoma. I landed in Tulsa where I was greeted by […]

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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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