Prayers for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (November 23, 2014)

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Call to Worship: Leader:         We come, for God gathers us here, with that community called faith: People:       where the hungry are served first,where the thirsty drink life’s water. Leader:         We come, for God welcomes us here into that home called grace: People:       where the naked are clothed in robes of hope; where…

Pacific Activism: What is it?

Being a peacemaker means seeking justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly (Micah 6:8). Pacifism is often mistakenly understood to be passive–a politics of retreat which makes those in the middle look like spectators who fear conflict and choose not to take sides. This is caustically humorous, since there are many pacifists who see their actions as igniting nonviolent revolution. In response to…

Ethics and the Will of God: The Peacemaking Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In this clip, Krista Tippett, from America Public Media, examines the life, theology, and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It overviews Bonhoeffer as a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi, and founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved with the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) and associated with groups that sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He…