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June 11, 2019

Does God’s Kingdom Depend on Us?

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This month marks the 99th anniversary of the Bruderhof’s founding. As we enter our 100th year I think about where we have come from, where we have been, but mostly where we are going. Since I work in our archive with a focus on Eberhard Arnold, the...

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May 2, 2019

On Criticism and Trust

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If a plant has no sap it burns up in the sun. If it has sap, it grows and receives color and life the more the sun shines. The light of truth can only make us grow and become effective if God’s power pulses in us as love, as Spirit, as joy, and as...

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March 8, 2019

Thoughts for the Season of Lent

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As the season of Lent begins and we approach Easter, I turn to a book of Lenten devotions published by Plough two years ago, The Crucified Is My Love. It was written by Lutheran pastor Ernst von Holst in the late 1800s in the Baltic country of...

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February 5, 2019

What Does It Mean to Live for God’s Kingdom?

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The apostolic message proclaims an embassy of the kingdom of God, living here and now. This embassy, the apostolic church, is not meant to represent the politics of the surrounding state of violence, but the order of the coming kingdom of God and of...

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