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This Week with Henri Nouwen

The Sower

“Life is God’s initiative and can end or change suddenly, unexpectedly, and unpredictably. When we humans are ready to give up hope and resign ourselves to inevitability, God intervenes and reveals completely new beginnings. The resurrection of Jesus is God’s … Continue reading

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The Gospel is the Hope of the World

Water fun

Summer time in Pigtown Originally uploaded by Bukutgirl “What the gospel offers is not just hope for the individual but hope for the world. Concretely I think this means that the congregation must be so deeply and intimately involved in … Continue reading

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One Thing We All Need – Part II

People seemed to enjoy part one in this series, so here is the continuation of my very first video blog series.  Again, these videos are unedited videos that come straight from my iphone 4.  In this clip we learn that … Continue reading

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This Week with Henri Nouwen – Living with Hope

“Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things-the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political situation, and so on-will get better. Hope is the trust that God will fulfill God’s promises to us in a … Continue reading

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Shalom Makers: Development in the Way of Christ – A More Human(e) Way – Part XII

The New York Times on the New Art of Flickr Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk You can check out the outline to connect to the previous sections of this essay. We are in the seventh part of the second section … Continue reading

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Shalom Makers: Development in the Way of Christ – A More Human(e) Way Part I

The New York Times on the New Art of Flickr Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk </span> So here is the outline of where I will be going with this series. I will be posting this paper up piece by piece … Continue reading

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Jamie Arpin-Ricci on The Good News

This entry is a part of an on-going blog series called The Good News, which is taking place throughout the Easter Season, from Easter to Pentecost. A full list of the contributors can be found here. Jamie’s local newspaper is … Continue reading

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John Chandler on The Good News

This entry is a part of an on-going blog series called The Good News, which is taking place throughout the Easter Season, from Easter to Pentecost. A full list of the contributors can be found here. John’s local city newspaper … Continue reading

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This Week with Henri Nouwen – Living with Hope

“Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things-the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political situation, and so on-will get better. Hope is the trust that God will fulfill God’s promises to us in a … Continue reading

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