Changed Hearts Change the World

“Changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.” Henri Nouwen Social radicalism apart from faith “has been like a cut flower without nourishment, without any sanctions deeper than human courage and good intentions.” Walter Brueggemann[i] For the first three hundred …

Shalom To Go!

“Blessed are the shalom makers for they shall be called children of God.” Matthew 5:8 In my research for my book on the Sermon on the Mount, I became fascinated with the rich implications of the word “shalom,” which appears over 500 times in the Old Testament. I’m convinced that the New Testament writers had …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 12 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCWP_zY5_04 Chapter 12 of WHAT ON EARTH? / The “Ouchless” Church Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: What do you think of the statement by Brene´ Brown? “I wanted faith to work like an epidural; to numb the pain of vulnerability.  As it turned out, my faith ended up being more …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? / "Blessed are the Broken" • Merton says, “humility alone can destroy the self-centeredness that makes joy impossible.” How does that work? • “To a social order that worships strength and decries weakness, where the rich and famous loom over the poor …

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